Modes Reloaded

27th September 2021

6 Week Online Course for harp – the steady way!

This term I am offering the 6 week modes reloaded course over 12 weeks. 6 weeks of content opening up on alternate weeks to give those of you with a busy schedule a little more time to practice and work on the content!

Come and join fellow harp enthusiasts around the globe for a
joyful six-week course exploring the
7 modes and their unique soundscapes.

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Modes reloaded – During this course we will ‘get inside’ modes, their history, theory, overview of general use and most importantly play them! You will receive a new piece in each mode during the course as well as learning to improvise in each of the 7 modes;  Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian.

For each of the 7 modes we will learn a piece written especially for this course to explore their unique soundscapes, and we will also work with a guided improvisation in each mode to help us feel able to freely move around in the scales, using their distinct features for maximum effect.

I will also introduce you to some well known pieces that use these modes so you have plenty of ideas for what to explore and how to enjoy them following on from the live course.

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Would you like to try a short taster lesson for free? Click play below! 

How will the course be delivered?

As with all the Fairplay Harp School Online Courses, each week will be broken up into a set of teaching videos (around about 90 minutes in content) for you to watch at any time of the day or night to suit you! You will also receive sheet music downloads to use and keep. Following the live course you will have 12 months to access all the teaching videos. You will be guaranteed a refund to the course anytime up until the end of WEEK 2 if you join and then decide it is not for you, I just want to help everyone enjoy studying the harp and be happy in the process so do come and join fellow harp enthusiasts across the globe in our supportive bubble!

Our live sessions will run on Monday nights, alternate weeks 8pm-9.30pm British Time. There is no need to attend the live sessions if you cannot make it, as following the sessions the full replay will be made available. Basically, if you like the community feel you can come and join us live, but if the time isn’t convenient for you or you prefer studying on your own you can use the lesson videos on your own.

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What can you expect in the course?

  • Welcome to the course
  • Getting to know you section
  • What are modes?
  • Remembering their order
  • What are their characteristics?
  • How can you find the modes on your harp – PART 1 – in C major
  • How can you find the modes on your harp – PART 2 – in any key
  • Where are they used in music historically?
  • Where are they used in music today?
  • Ionian – the notes, chords, a piece by ear, guided improvisation
  • Dorian – the notes, chords, written out sheet music, guided improvisation
  • Phrygian – the notes, chords, written out sheet music, guided improvisation
  • Lydian – the notes, chords, written out sheet music, guided improvisation
  • Mixolydian – the notes, chords, written out sheet music, guided improvisation
  • Aeolian – the notes, chords, written out sheet music, guided improvisation
  • Locrian – the notes, chords, written out sheet music, guided improvisation
  • Piece suggestions for you to explore following the course
  • A couple of bonus written out pieces in modes for us to enjoy ( She Moved Through the Fair and Scarborough Fair)

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All Patreon subscribers can receive an additional £20 off the course with code shared direct, so do check out my Patreon account >>HERE<<. This can be subscribed to for as little as £2.50 a month and cancelled at any time (although obviously I hope you will love it and stay forever!)

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