Harp Basics Overview

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Harp Basics Lessons

Level

Hand And Finger Positioning

Harp Basics Lesson 1

  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Hand and Finger Postitioning / Exercises on the Scale of C Major

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The Scale Of C Major

Harp Basics Lesson 2

  • Level 1
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Hand and Finger Positioning. Exercises on the Scale of C Major

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Exercises For Working Through The Modal Scales

Harp Basics Lesson 3

  • Level 1
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Exercises for working through the modal scales

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Chimes

Harp Basics Lesson 4

  • C Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Lisa teaches a melody exercise called Chimes.


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Mary Had a Little Lamb

Harp Basics Lesson 5

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Exercises on the Scale of D Major


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Liscannor Lilt

Harp Basics Lesson 6

  • Accompaniment
  • D Major
  • Level 1
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Introduction to left hand accompaniment.


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Brian Boru’s March (1)

Harp Basics Lesson 7

  • A Minor
  • Level 1
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Interval Leaps Using the Left Hand

March

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Brian Boru’s March (2)

Harp Basics Lesson 8

  • Accompaniment
  • D Major
  • Level 1
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Lisa teaches the accompaniment to Brian Boru’s March.

March

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The Rocky Road to Dublin (1)

Harp Basics Lesson 9

  • A Minor
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Hand and Finger Positioning

Hop Jig

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The Rocky Road to Dublin (2)

Harp Basics Lesson 10

  • A Minor
  • Accompaniment
  • Level 1
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Left hand accompaniment.

Hop Jig

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The Little Diamond (1)

Harp Basics Lesson 11

  • C Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Triplets!

Polka

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The Little Diamond (2)

Harp Basics Lesson 12

  • Accompaniment
  • C Major
  • Level 1
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Lisa will teach left hand accompaniment to the tune .

Polka

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Planxty Irwin (1)

Harp Basics Lesson 13

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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The melody of a well known O’Carolan tune.

Waltz

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Planxty Irwin (2)

Harp Basics Lesson 14

  • Accompaniment
  • D Major
  • Level 1
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Left hand accompaniment

Waltz

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My Lagan Love (1)

Harp Basics Lesson 15

  • D Mixolydian
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Free Rhythm and Expression in Slow Air Playing / Blade Changing.

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My Lagan Love (2)

Harp Basics Lesson 16

  • Accompaniment
  • D Mixolydian
  • Level 1
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Full chord accompaniment using the left and right hands.

Slow Air

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Mother and Child Reel (1)

Harp Basics Lesson 17

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Treble and Triplet Technique

Reel

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Mother and Child Reel (2)

Harp Basics Lesson 18

  • Accompaniment
  • D Major
  • Level 1
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Left hand accompaniment.

Reel

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