START HARP IMMERSION – Christmas 2019

£35.00

CHRISTMAS IMMERSION HARP COURSE 2019

Have you sorted your Christmas party piece this year?! If not come and join a merry band of fellow harp enthusiasts at this years START HARP CHRISTMAS IMMERSION to help you prepare! In this online course, we focus on ‘Il Est Né’ (He is born) with sheet music, learn ‘Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming’ by ear and find out how to put some swing into We Wish You a Merry Christmas for a Jazzy feeling!

We will take some time to look at ways to accompany (general ideas as well as specific to our pieces in this IMMERSION). This will include the use of drones and how to work out close position chords in left or right hand to make a full and festive sound in the easiest way possible. We will also look at warming up, exercises and some improvisation ideas!

“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!)

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A START HARP CHRISTMAS IMMERSION

Online short Course  – This was delivered live on 24th November 2019, the course is now available as a set of video lessons and sheet music downloads in the online START HARP classroom.

Have you sorted your Christmas party piece this year?! If not come and join a merry band of fellow harp enthusiasts at this years START HARP CHRISTMAS IMMERSION to help you prepare! In this online course, we focus on ‘Il Est Né’ (He is born) with sheet music, learn ‘Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming’ by ear and find out how to put some swing into ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ for a Jazzy feeling!

We will take some time to look at ways to accompany (general ideas as well as specific to our pieces in this IMMERSION). This will include the use of drones and how to work out close position chords in left or right hand to make a full and festive sound in the easiest way possible. We will also look at warming up, exercises and some improvisation ideas!

This course is similar to one week of the START HARP 12 week intensive online courses for beginner to intermediate harpists (Level 1, 2 and 3). Full details on www.StartHarp.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 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 beginner to 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 be delivered live on Sunday 24th November 2019 3PM-5PM GMT, if you are unable to attend live no problem, you can catch the replay and edited videos following the course.

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.

When you sign up you will automatically receive a confirmation on email. Approximately 48 hours before the course you will be sent a link to the online classroom and to the online meeting. If you do not receive etiher email in this timeframe please check your spam/junk file and if it is not hiding there email me on info@harpwales.com

In this short course we work on Traditional Christmas tunes:

  • We play a warm up together at the beginning.
  • Look at exercises related to the main pieces to focus in on tricky sections (Everyday Exercises).
  • Look at a techniques for creating our own accompaniment using drones and close position chords. This section will be relevant for other pieces you are working on, not just Christmas music.
  • Learn the main tune Il Est Né (He is Born)
  • Look at some improvisation ideas that can be used to extend the music.
  • Find out a quick trick to make ‘We Wish you a Merry Christmas’ sound a little jazzy!
  • Learn ‘Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming’ by ear

Full price START HARP IMMERSION is £35 but keep an eye out for discount codes or money off offers via my Facebook page and mailing list. 

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…