FAIRPLAY IMMERSION – 10th January 2021 IMMERSION – Follow Your Harp: Make 2021 the Year You Learn THAT Piece

£35.00

FAIRPLAY IMMERSION 

10th January 2021

Follow Your Harp: Make 2021 the Year You Learn THAT Piece

Have you got a piece in your music bag, hiding on a shelf or perhaps even lurking at the back of your music stand that you have been wanting to learn FOREVER but not quite got around to for some reason? Perhaps it looks to hard, too long, you have no time, you are not sure if you are ready for it, you like someone else playing the piece so much you do not know if you should try it or not… or a million other reasons…!  In this IMMERSION I have the aim of sending you away feeling positive and ready to jump in and work on THAT piece you really want to learn to play, whatever the piece is! Please select a piece bring a piece to along with you to the live session (or when you are watching the replay).

The whole course will focus on ways to approach ‘THAT piece’ including finding warm up exercises from within the piece, looking for patterns and repetitions, creating your own practice exercises, planning your practice approach,  preparing your mind for venturing into the new challenge and even some ideas on how you might ‘fake’ your chosen piece!  Unlike most IMMERSIONS, live, we will really use the focus piece as I wish you all to have the time to work with your own chosen music, however, we will use the piece ‘Bat, Bat, Come Out Of My Hat’ as a discussion point and after the live course I will provide a teaching video and play-along for this music as an extra!

 

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FAIRPLAY IMMERSION 

10th January 2021

Follow Your Harp: Make 2021 the Year You Learn THAT Piece

Have you got a piece in your music bag, hiding on a shelf or perhaps even lurking at the back of your music stand that you have been wanting to learn FOREVER but not quite got around to for some reason? Perhaps it looks to hard, too long, you have no time, you are not sure if you are ready for it, you like someone else playing the piece so much you do not know if you should try it or not… or a million other reasons…!  In this IMMERSION I have the aim of sending you away feeling positive and ready to jump in and work on THAT piece you really want to learn to play, whatever the piece is! Please select a piece bring a piece to along with you to the live session (or when you are watching the replay).

The whole course will focus on ways to approach ‘THAT piece’ including finding warm up exercises from within the piece, looking for patterns and repetitions, creating your own practice exercises, planning your practice approach,  preparing your mind for venturing into the new challenge and even some ideas on how you might ‘fake’ your chosen piece!  Unlike most IMMERSIONS, live, we will really use the focus piece as I wish you all to have the time to work with your own chosen music, however, we will use the piece ‘Bat, Bat, Come Out Of My Hat’ as a discussion point and after the live course I will provide a teaching video and play-along for this music as an extra!

In this short course we will:

  • Discuss how exciting and sometimes overwhelming starting a new piece of music can feel, and how we can so easily block ourselves from moving forwards. How can we work with these feelings and prepare our mind use harness these feelings to our advantage?
  • Warm up together, we will discuss what sort of things you can you look for in your music to make a good warm up and how you can even make this part of your practice useful to your main goal of learning THAT piece.
  • Look at how you can create exercises related your piece to focus in on tricky sections (Everyday Exercises approach). We will discuss the what, how, why for this!
  • Work out an overview of your piece including shape of the music, repetitions, patterns etc.
  • Working out your mission approach, how will you practice this in achievable steps?
  • How to fake your piece? Let’s have some fun looking at how you might ‘fake’ a piece so you can play something ASAP!
  • During the course I will refer to the music for ‘Bat, Bat, Come Out Of My Hat’, more for examples and discussion than to teach you, following the  live session I will add a teaching video and play-along for ‘Bat, Bat, Come Out Of My Hat’ so you have something extra to enjoy too!

Online short Course

The course will initially be delivered live on Sunday 10th January 2021 over a 2 hour time slot 3.00PM-5.00PM GMT (please note this is 30 minutes earlier than last years live sessions). 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 the course 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.

I am hoping that this particular course will be useful to revisit with different pieces over and over again!

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 (START HARP Level 1, 2 and 3 graduate!)

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 10th January 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 just to remind you, in this short course we work on:

  • Discuss how exciting and sometimes overwhelming starting a new piece of music can feel, and how we can so easily block ourselves from moving forwards. How can we work with these feelings and prepare our mind use harness these feelings to our advantage?
  • Warm up together, we will discuss what sort of things you can you look for in your music to make a good warm up and how you can even make this part of your practice useful to your main goal of learning THAT piece.
  • Look at how you can create exercises related your piece to focus in on tricky sections (Everyday Exercises approach). We will discuss the what, how, why for this!
  • Work out an overview of your piece including shape of the music, repetitions, patterns etc.
  • Working out your mission approach, how will you practice this in achievable steps?
  • How to fake your piece? Let’s have some fun looking at how you might ‘fake’ a piece so you can play something ASAP!
  • During the course I will refer to the music for’Bat, Bat, Come Out Of My Hat’, more for examples and discussion than to teach you, following the  live session I will add a teaching video and play along for ‘Bat, Bat, Come Out Of My Hat’ so you have something extra to enjoy too!

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…