Playing Out? Have No Fear! FAIRPLAY IMMERSION – October 2021

£35.00

FAIRPLAY IMMERSION – October 2021

Playing Out? Have No Fear!

In this IMMERSION we explore ways to circumvent the trepidation of performing in front of other people! This will focus on practical ideas and strategies including a set of ideas in our ‘Ice Breaker’ that you can use straight away whatever your level, and a little simple ditty I have written specially to lie under your fingers called ‘Harp, Skip, Jump’. I will also share my own personal story getting to grips with ‘Performing Out? Have No Fear!’ and some of the mindset hints and tips I have gathered or fallen into discovering along the (bumpy) way!

This course is suitable for all harp types including lap harp 3 octave range with no levers. 

In this short course we will:

  • Look at the overview of what we will cover during the session.
  • Warm Up –  trying out ways to warm up in front of people and sound lovely!
  • I will share my ‘Performing Out? Have No Fear’ journey so far – some of the mindset hints and tips I have gathered or fallen into discovering along the way!
  • Learn a little ditty designed to lie under your hand called ‘Harp, Skip, Jump’
  • Discuss practical ideas we can put in place when preparing to perform a piece or concert such as programming, safety points, exit points, improvisation loops even audience assistance!
  • Play the ‘Ice Breaker’ Worksheet to create an instantly performable ‘piece’ suited exactly to your current ability, whatever that may be.
  • Discuss playing for your audience, I believe it is not about us when we perform, it is about the music and the people we are playing for. What can we do to help ourselves and audiences experience this?
  • Try practical ideas to help you when performing out with other musicians.

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FAIRPLAY IMMERSION – October 2021

Playing Out? Have No Fear!

In this IMMERSION we explore ways to circumvent the trepidation of performing in front of other people! This will focus on practical ideas and strategies including a set of ideas in our ‘Ice Breaker’ that you can use straight away whatever your level, and a little simple ditty I have written specially to lie under your fingers called ‘Harp, Skip, Jump’. I will also share my own personal story getting to grips with ‘Performing Out? Have No Fear!’ and some of the mindset hints and tips I have gathered or fallen into discovering along the (bumpy) way! 

This course is suitable for all harp types including lap harp 3 octave range with no levers. 

In this short course we will:

  • Look at the overview of what we will cover during the session.
  • Warm Up –  trying out ways to warm up in front of people and sound lovely!
  • I will share my ‘Performing Out? Have No Fear’ journey so far – some of the mindset hints and tips I have gathered or fallen into discovering along the way!
  • Learn a little ditty designed to lie under your hand called ‘Harp, Skip, Jump’
  • Discuss practical ideas we can put in place when preparing to perform a piece or concert such as programming, safety points, exit points, improvisation loops even audience assistance!
  • Play the ‘Ice Breaker’ Worksheet to create an instantly performable ‘piece’ suited exactly to your current ability, whatever that may be.
  • Discuss playing for your audience, I believe it is not about us when we perform, it is about the music and the people we are playing for. What can we do to help ourselves and audiences experience this?
  • Try practical ideas to help you when performing out with other musicians.

Online short Course

The course will initially be delivered live on Sunday 10th October 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 10th October 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:

    • Look at the overview of what we will cover during the session.
    • Warm Up –  trying out ways to warm up in front of people and sound lovely!
    • I will share my ‘Performing Out? Have No Fear’ journey so far – some of the mindset hints and tips I have gathered or fallen into discovering along the way!
    • Learn a little ditty designed to lie under your hand called ‘Harp, Skip, Jump’
    • Discuss practical ideas we can put in place when preparing to perform a piece or concert such as programming, safety points, exit points, improvisation loops even audience assistance!
    • Play the ‘Ice Breaker’ Worksheet to create an instantly performable ‘piece’ suited exactly to your current ability, whatever that may be.
    • Discuss playing for your audience, I believe it is not about us when we perform, it is about the music and the people we are playing for. What can we do to help ourselves and audiences experience this?
    • Try practical ideas to help you when performing out with other musicians.

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…