FAIRPLAY IMMERSION – Christmas 2020

£35.00

FAIRPLAY CHRISTMAS IMMERSION 2020

Online Short Course 

Have you sorted your Christmas party piece this year?! If not come and join a merry band of fellow harp enthusiasts at this years FAIRPLAY CHRISTMAS IMMERSION to help you prepare! In this online course, we focus on new Christmas tune I have written called  ‘Dance of the Bells’ with sheet music, since we are on the theme of bells, learn an easy to play version of  ‘Carol of the Bells’ by ear and find out how to add a cheeky twist or two into ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

We will delve into ways we can use our hands to help play our Christmas pieces with musical energy and sparkle (at whatever tempo you are ready to play them at). This will give us a technique focus for the course, looking at some quick fixes to help us shape our sound.

“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!)

Description

FAIRPLAY CHRISTMAS IMMERSION 2020

Online short Course  

This course will initially be delivered live on 8th November 2020, 3.30-5.30PM British Time, following the live delivery, the course will be available as a set of video lessons and sheet music downloads in online learning platform Ruzuku.

Have you sorted your Christmas party piece this year?! If not come and join a merry band of fellow harp enthusiasts at this years FAIRPLAY CHRISTMAS IMMERSION to help you prepare! In this online course, we focus on new Christmas tune I have written called  ‘Dance of the Bells’ with sheet music, since we are on the theme of bells, learn an easy to play version of  ‘Carol of the Bells’ by ear and find out how to add a cheeky twist or two into ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

We will delve into ways we can use our hands to help play our Christmas pieces with musical energy and sparkle (at whatever tempo you are ready to play them at). This will give us a technique focus for the course, looking at some quick fixes to help us shape our sound.

We will also warm up together, play exercises and even sneak in some improvisation ideas!

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 be delivered live on Sunday 8th November 3.30PM-5.30PM 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 ways we can create energy and sparkle in our playing using a couple of tried and tested harp techniques. This section will be relevant for other pieces you are working on, not just Christmas music.
  • Learn the main tune ‘Dance of the Bells’
  • Look at some improvisation ideas that can be used to extend the music.
  • Find out a cheeky twist or two that you can add into ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’
  • Learn an easy to pick up version of  ‘Carol of the Bells’ by ear

Full price FAIRPLAY IMMERSION is £35 or you can subscribe to LEVEL 4 Patreon account to access each monthly course and many other benefits, click >>HERE<< for full details. 

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…