FAIRPLAY IMMERSION – August 2021 – Lever and Pedal Changes Mystery Solving Adventure!

£35.00

FAIRPLAY IMMERSION – August 2021

Lever and Pedal Changes

A Mystery Solving Adventure!

Let’s look at what we might consider for lever/pedal changes in our music. Planning ahead? Thinking harmonically? How to write them? Enharmonic equivalents? How to best practice movements to make the changes? How to interpret the way others write them?  This list goes on! There is some mystery solving to be done, an exercise sheet and a study piece called ‘One Half Step at a Time‘ designed to help you work on adding sharps and flats, this will be a bit of a workout but a useful study to help with any music with accidentals included in the future!

To get the must out of this course you will need a fully levered harp or pedal harp to use during the videos. 

In this short course we will:

  • Introduction, we discuss when and where you might need to use lever / pedal changes in your music and the common challenges associated with this
  • Foundation skills – look at finding sharps, flats and enharmonic equivalents on different harps and create your own chart for lever or pedal harp.
  • Movement practice for lever and pedal changes
  • Using semi-tones / half steps for the first time in improvisation, some get you started ideas ideas!
  • Explore the different way pedal and lever markings appear on your music.
  • Discuss how can the circle of 5ths can help us, useful for thinking harmonically about pedal and lever changes.
  • Mystery solve the examples given for lever / pedal changes.
  • Try the lever / pedal exercise sheet to practice our skills.
  • An Overview of study piece ‘One Half Step at a Time’

Description

FAIRPLAY IMMERSION – August 2021

Lever and Pedal Changes

A Mystery Solving Adventure!

Let’s look at what we might consider for lever/pedal changes in our music. Planning ahead? Thinking harmonically? How to write them? Enharmonic equivalents? How to best practice movements to make the changes? How to interpret the way others write them?  This list goes on! There is some mystery solving to be done, an exercise sheet and a study piece called ‘One Half Step at a Time‘ designed to help you work on adding sharps and flats, this will be a bit of a workout but a useful study to help with any music with accidentals included in the future!

To get the must out of this course you will need a fully levered harp or pedal harp to use during the videos. 

In this short course we will:

  • Introduction, we discuss when and where you might need to use lever / pedal changes in your music and the common challenges associated with this
  • Foundation skills – look at finding sharps, flats and enharmonic equivalents on different harps and create your own chart for lever or pedal harp.
  • Movement practice for lever and pedal changes
  • Using semi-tones / half steps for the first time in improvisation, some get you started ideas ideas!
  • Explore the different way pedal and lever markings appear on your music.
  • Discuss how can the circle of 5ths can help us, useful for thinking harmonically about pedal and lever changes.
  • Mystery solve the examples given for lever / pedal changes.
  • Try the lever / pedal exercise sheet to practice our skills.
  • An Overview of study piece ‘One Half Step at a Time’

Online short Course

The course will initially be delivered live on Sunday 8th August 2021 over a 2 hour time slot 3.00PM-5.00PM GMT/BST+1. 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 BST on Sunday 8th August 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:

    • Introduction, where we discuss when and where you might need to use lever / pedal changes in your music and the common challenges associated with this
    • Foundation skills – look at finding sharps, flats and enharmonic equivalents on different harps and create your own chart for lever or pedal harp.
    • Movement practice for lever and pedal changes
    • Using semi-tones / half steps for the first time in improvisation, some get you started ideas ideas!
    • Explore the different way pedal and lever markings appear on your music.
    • Discuss how can the circle of 5ths can help us, useful for thinking harmonically about pedal and lever changes.
    • Mystery solve the examples given for lever / pedal changes.
    • Try the lever / pedal exercise sheet to practice our skills.
    • An Overview of study piece ‘One Half Step at a Time’

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…