FAIRPLAY IMMERSION – Power up your Left Hand

£35.00

Power up your Left Hand: Time for your Left Hand to Shine! 

FAIRPLAY IMMERSION – Pre-Recorded Online Harp Course

WEEK 2 of 52 of The Harpist’s Compass: Mapping a Year of Musical Evolution Series 

In this IMMERSION the whole course will focus on ways to improve your left hands agility, stamina and tone. We will us the focus piece ‘Dyffryn Dreams’ which you can listen to in the little video below. As well as looking at exercises related to the music and looking at the piece, I will show you how you can take a snippet of the piece and turn it into a simple improvisation to extend the music. In addition to this we will work on a brand new ‘Power Up Your Left Hand’ exercise sheet I have created, initially by ear to practice that skill, but I will also provide you with the sheet music.

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Power up your Left Hand

FAIRPLAY IMMERSION – Pre-Recorded Online Harp Course

WEEK 2 of 52 of The Harpist’s Compass: Mapping a Year of Musical Evolution Series 

In this IMMERSION the whole course will focus on ways to improve your left hands agility, stamina and tone. We will us the focus piece ‘Dyffryn Dreams’. As well as looking at exercises related to the music and looking at the piece, I will show you how you can take a snippet of the piece and turn it into a simple improvisation to extend the music. In addition to this we use the Fairplay Harp School  ‘Power Up Your Left Hand’ exercise sheet I have created, initially by ear to practice that skill, but I will also provide you with the sheet music.

In this short course we will:

  • Look at common left hand pitfalls and discuss ideas you can immediately put into all your practice sessions to help your left hand shine!
  • Warm up using ideas from the ‘Power Up Your Left Hand’ exercises sheet, initially by ear to practice this important skill.
  • Look at exercises related to the main piece (Dyffryn Dreams) to focus in on tricky sections (Everyday Exercises).
  • Work through an overview of the tune ‘Dyffryn Dreams’ using the sheet music.
  • Look at extension and simplification ideas for ‘Dyffryn Dreams’
  • Create an ostinato / loop from “Dyffryn Dreams” and look at ways we can improvise with it

Online short Course

The course was initially delivered live in September 2020, and no exists as a set of pre-recorded video lessons and sheet music downloads. The recorded materials include approximately 90 minutes of video training, along with some explanatory text and sheet music downloads for you to print out and keep. You will be able to access for 12 months after signing up to the IMMERSION.

In addition working on the piece, my main aim is to cover ideas that will be useful in your future learning, so you can continue to work on improving all the time.

This course is similar to one week of the START HARP  or Flourishing Harpist 12 week intensive online courses for beginner to upper intermediate harpists. Full details on www.FairplayHarpSchool.com

“Great immersion! As usual, Shelley went above and beyond.” Rebecca Blakeney referring to last IMMERSION (START HARP Level 1, 2 and 3 graduate!)

Following the same ethos and delivery style as the main 3 START HARP 12 week courses, we look at playing from sheet music, improvising and playing by ear all with an underlying focus on a good strong playing technique.

This course is aimed at advanced beginner to advanced intermediate level harpists. To be honest as long as you can read treble and bass clef at least a little bit and can play with all four fingers (and turn) you will be able to take this course. Simplification and extension ideas are offered as we go along so lots to keep everyone busy!

You will have 12 months access to these videos and materials.

When you sign up you will automatically receive a confirmation on email from this website. I will then put you into the class within 48 hours. Alternatively if you would like instant access please sign up >>HERE<<

Full price for this one off IMMERSION is £35.

Comments from students who have attended previous IMMERSION

  • Insider info…don’t miss it but prepare yourself to be bombarded with info in the nicest possible way???
  • Don’t miss it! And don’t be surprised if you feel overwhelmed if you do it live. Shelley basically fits a full week of Start Harp into 2 hours, so it’s a lot to take in live — but then you can go back and work with the videos as you’re already used to doing in Start Harp. Or you can miss the live bit and just do the videos afterward. I did my best learning of Spiraling Shoots after the fact, when my brain was quiet and I could hear myself think and appreciate what I was playing.
  • I couldn’t join live so learnt it from the recordings, which are great.
  • I was glad to be on the live presentation, although it was early in the morning. However, due to more pressing priorities, I tabled my practice efforts for a future time—hopefully, in September. That is a benefit of the Immersion structure. Sign up for the class and add to your repertoire when you are ready.
  • I also saw it in the replay. It’s great to be able to go over everything slowly…