FAIRPLAY IMMERSION – April 2021 – Let’s Fake Being Able to Improvise

£35.00

FAIRPLAY IMMERSION April 2021

Let’s Fake Being Able to Improvise! 

Let’s look at really simple things you can do to ‘fake it ‘till you make it’ when improvising. No fancy stuff, no technical jargon*, just some go to ideas that will help you build confidence and always be able to join in.

In this IMMERSION our warm up will form the foundation of the whole course, I am really excited to work on this with you! We will look at ways to embellish and expand the humble scale and listen very carefully to how the notes of a simple arpeggio can work together in different ways to sound beautiful.

We will then look at 4 ‘Let’s Fake It! Improvisation Springboard‘ ideas to explore  simple, rhythmic, joyful and structured ideas to allow you to  enjoy improvising on your harp.

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FAIRPLAY IMMERSION 

Let’s Fake Being Able to Improvise

Let’s look at really simple things you can do to ‘fake it ‘till you make it’ when improvising. No fancy stuff, no technical jargon*, just some go to ideas that will help you build confidence and always be able to join in.

In this IMMERSION our warm up will form the foundation of the whole course, I am really excited to work on this with you! We will look at ways to embellish and expand the humble scale and listen very carefully to how the notes of a simple arpeggio can work together in different ways to sound beautiful.

We will then look at 4 ‘Let’s Fake It! Improvisation Springboard‘ ideas to explore  simple, rhythmic, joyful and structured ideas to allow you to  enjoy improvising on your harp.

In this short course we will:

  • Discuss how to look after yourself when improvising! What will your mindset be?
  • Warm upusing some tried and tested strategies for embellishing a scale and also listening to how the notes of the arpeggio can be up mixed and still sound extra beautiful.
  • 4 foundation idea tricks; rhythm only, one note only, chord based only and a ‘home note only’ strategy!
  • Let’s Fake It!  Improvisation Springboard 1: Pentatonic
  • Let’s Fake It!  Improvisation Springboard 2:Dorian Mode
  • Let’s Fake It!  Improvisation Springboard 3:Two Chord Trick
  • Look at overview of the main themes of Ffion and Morgan using sheet music
  • Let’s Fake It!  Improvisation Springboard 4:Using sheet music ‘Ffion and Morgan’ as a starting point. What ideas can we pinch?!
  • What will you do next? Where might your improvisation journey take you next? What can you do? For example you might wish to explore the incredible courses of Deborah Henson Conant!

*Ok, so there might be a bit but I promise to explain it!

Online short Course

The course will initially be delivered live on Sunday 11th April 2021 over a 2 hour time slot 3.00PM-5.00PM GMT+1/BST. The session will include a short break for fingers and brains around half-way through! After the live event you will receive a link to the recorded materials which will 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 the IMMERSION. It is fun to attend live but do not worry if you cannot make it, you will be able to access all the materials afterwards.

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. If you are signing up before the live session you will receive the meeting link and sheet music by 1pm GMT on Sunday 11th April 2021. If you do not receive any details when excepted please check your spam/junk file and if it is not hiding there email me on info@harpwales.com.

So jut to remind you, in this short course we will:

    • Discuss how to look after yourself when improvising! What will your mindset be?
    • Warm upusing some tried and tested strategies for embellishing a scale and also listening to how the notes of the arpeggio can be up mixed and still sound extra beautiful.
    • 4 foundation idea tricks; rhythm only, one note only, chord based only and a ‘home note only’ strategy!
    • Let’s Fake It!  Improvisation Springboard 1: Pentatonic
    • Let’s Fake It!  Improvisation Springboard 2:Dorian Mode
    • Let’s Fake It!  Improvisation Springboard 3:Two Chord Trick
    • Look at overview of the main themes of Ffion and Morgan using sheet music
    • Let’s Fake It!  Improvisation Springboard 4:Using sheet music ‘Ffion and Morgan’ as a starting point. What ideas can we pinch?!
    • What will you do next? Where might your improvisation journey take you next? What can you do? For example you might wish to explore the incredible courses of Deborah Henson Conant!

Full price for this one off IMMERSION is £35.

If you prefer you can subscribe to my Patreon account (Tier 4) where you pay a monthly fee to access the monthly IMMERSIONS along with various other benefits including monthly live Q & A sessions. Full details here: https://www.patreon.com/ShelleyFairplay

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…