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START HARP IMMERSION – ‘Morning’ (Grieg) and The ‘START HARP Swing’ Improvisation

£35.00 £25.00

A START HARP IMMERSION

In this START HARP IMMERSION we will focus on two pieces, one is my harp arrangement of ‘Morning’ from Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite. A beautiful 3/4 flowing melody that lies nicely under the hand, also offering the chance to work add in grace notes to embellish the tune. This piece also lends itself to a gentle improvised introduction so we will look briefly at ideas for this too. The second piece I will be teaching so we can all improvise and then if you choose, write, our own swing time tune. I will base the foundation of this on one of my pieces called Mixit which some of you may be familiar with!

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A START HARP IMMERSION

In this START HARP IMMERSION we will focus on two pieces, one is my harp arrangement of ‘Morning’ from Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite. A beautiful 3/4 flowing melody that lies nicely under the hand, also offering the chance to work add in grace notes to embellish the tune. This piece also lends itself to a gentle improvised introduction so we will look briefly at ideas for this too. The second piece I will be teaching so we can all improvise and then if you choose, write, our own swing time tune. I will base the foundation of this on one of my pieces called Mixit which some of you may be familiar with!

In this short course we work on:

  • A warm up designed to help learn and/or consolidate our straight and swing time rhythms.
  • Look at exercises related to the main piece (Morning) to focus in on tricky sections (Everyday Exercises).
  • Technical focus on ornaments we can use in Morning.
  • Learn the tune from sheet music Morning by Greig
  • Short look at ways to extend the focus piece with improvisation and filling out the tune.
  • Learn ‘The Start Harp Swing” (which is mainly going to be a fun swing time improvisation!)

Online short Course

The course will initially be delivered live on Sunday 23rd February 2020 over a 2 hour time slot 3PM-5PM GMT. 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 Ruzuku online classroom 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 via the online classroom afterwards.

In addition working on the two focus pieces (one delivered ‘by ear’ with improvisation ideas and the other via sheet music), my main aim is to cover ideas that will be useful in future learning, such as a nice ‘go to’ reminder for playing in swing-time, ornament practice and some ‘go to’ improvisation ideas.

This course is similar to one week of the START HARP 12 week intensive online courses for beginner to upper intermediate harpists (Level 1, 2 and 3). Full details on www.StartHarp.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 beginner to early intermediate level harpists. 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 ready 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. It is rather like one week of a START HARP 12 week course!

When you sign up you will automatically receive a confirmation on email and then within 48 hours you will be sent a link to the online classroom. If you are signing up before the live session you will receive the meeting link by 1pm GMT on Sunday 23rd February 2019. 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 jut to remind you, in this short course we work on:

  • In this short course we work on:
    • A warm up designed to help learn and/or consolidate our straight and swing time rhythms.
    • Look at exercises related to the main piece (Morning) to focus in on tricky sections (Everyday Exercises).
    • Technical focus on ornaments we can use in Morning.
    • Learn the tune from sheet music Morning by Greig
    • Short look at ways to extend the focus piece with improvisation and filling out the tune.
    • Learn ‘The Start Harp Swing” (which is mainly going to be a fun swing time improvisation!)

Full price START HARP IMMERSION is £35. If you sign up before the day the live class goes out there is a £10 discount available, I have kept this really simple and put a timed discount on the shop page, so just check out before midnight GMT Sunday 23rd February.

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…