FAIRPLAY IMMERSION – The Adaptive Harpist – January 2024

£35.00

FAIRPLAY IMMERSION 2.0*

The Adaptive Harpist

Adapting your posture, technique and music for different harp types.

Online short Course  – Attend live or watch replay anytime

 

This course will take place live on Sunday 26 January 2024,  from 3 PM  to 5PM  GMT. Following the live session, the course content will be available as a set of video lessons and sheet music downloads on the online learning platform Ruzuku.

Join us in “The Adaptive Harpist” IMMERSION, where we delve into the obvious and subtle differences and challenges of working with lap, pedal, and lever harps. Whether you aspire to switch with ease between harp types, play a tune on any harp you encounter, or adapt harp sheet music for a different type of harp, this class offers a thoughtful exploration. Explore posture alterations, refine your technique for different harps and strings, and discover the power of harp-specific warm-ups. Additionally, consider essential aspects when adapting pieces to suit different harp types. We will cover lap, lever, and pedal harps, and briefly reflect on triple, wire  and cross-strung harps. Let’s embrace the diverse world of harp types with confidence!

Description

FAIRPLAY IMMERSION 2.0*

The Adaptive Harpist

Adapting your posture, technique and music for different harp types.

Online short Course  – Attend live or watch replay anytime

 

 

This course will take place live on Sunday 26 January 2024,  from 3 PM  to 5PM  GMT. Following the live session, the course content will be available as a set of video lessons and sheet music downloads on the online learning platform Ruzuku.

Join us in “The Adaptive Harpist” IMMERSION, where we delve into the obvious and subtle differences and challenges of working with lap, pedal, and lever harps. Whether you aspire to switch with ease between harp types, play a tune on any harp you encounter, or adapt harp sheet music for a different type of harp, this class offers a thoughtful exploration. Explore posture alterations, refine your technique for different harps and strings, and discover the power of harp-specific warm-ups. Additionally, consider essential aspects when adapting pieces to suit different harp types. We will cover lap, lever, and pedal harps, and briefly reflect on triple, wire  and cross-strung harps. Let’s embrace the diverse world of harp types with confidence!

Topics:

  • Welcome and Overview
  • Posture Alterations: Learn effective posture adjustments tailored to lap, pedal, and lever harps for optimal comfort and performance.
  • Technique Adjustments: Explore nuanced techniques that cater to the unique characteristics of each harp type, refining your skill set.
  • Warm-Ups on Different Harps: Explore warm-up routines that cater to the specific demands and capabilities of lap, pedal, and lever harps, including lever/pedal shifts.
  • Piece of Music Adapted to 3 Harp Types: Dive into the practicalities of adapting a musical piece to suit the distinctive qualities of lap, pedal, and lever harps.
  • Improvisation on Different Harp Types: Considerations for improvising on different harp types to get the most out of your instrument.
  • Recap and farewell

Enroll now and embark on a journey to become a versatile and adaptable harpist, ready to create beautiful music on any harp that comes your way!

*This is a 2.0 IMMERSION as it will partly call upon some  content we have looked at in other Fairplay Harp School classes to review, reflect, expand and highlight particular concepts. The completely new material in the session will include a Welsh Tune ‘Blodeu’r Drain/The Blossoms of the Thorns’ and some warm ups with semi-tone/half step changes included. In this IMMERSION we will cover some information shared previously in Lap Harp Olympics (details >>HERE<<), Adapting and Transcribing Pedal Harp Music to Lever Harp (details >>HERE<<), Lever and Pedal Changes Mystery Solving Adventure (details >>HERE<<) and START HARP 3 (details >>HERE<<)

This course is similar to one week of the 12 week intensive online courses I offer, full details are available on www.FairplayHarpSchool.com

“Great immersion! As usual, Shelley went above and beyond. We’re now ready for Christmas and have some fantastic techniques and insights for glissandos and improv to use all the year through.” Rebecca Blakeney referring to Christmas IMMERSION 2018 (START HARP Level 1, 2 and 3 graduate!)

Following the same ethos and delivery style as my 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 beginner to advanced intermediate level harpists. So 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 ready to take this course. Simplification and extension ideas are offered as we go along so lots to keep everyone busy!

This course will take place live on Sunday 26 January 2024,  from 3 PM  to 5PM  GMT. , following the live delivery the course will be available as a set of video lessons and sheet music downloads in online learning platform Ruzuku.

The videos, along with some explanatory text and sheet music downloads for you to print out and keep will be available for 12 months after delivery for you to access at anytime.

Here are some comments from students who tried the last 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 Spiralling 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…