Learn different ways to come off the strings for a good sound.
Learn to play "Gigue," by Mary Kay Waddington, from Suzuki Harp Book Vol. 1.
Learn to play the quintuplet section from Maurice Ravel's "Introduction and Allegro," beginning six bars before Reh. 5.
Learn Maria Luisa Rayan's tips for articulation.
Learn Maria Luisa Rayan's tips for good sound production.
Listen to members of the Dallas Harp Quartet discuss "Au Matin," by Marcel Tournier.
Learn how to relax and play without tension.
Learn how to strengthen hands and fingers to play fast.
Learn how to warm up using musical context from pieces like Mozart's Concerto, Ravel's Introduction and Allegro, and Debussy's Danses.
Learn how to play slowly and fill the space between notes.
Learn how to prepare the hand and play a three-note chord.
Learn Bridget's techniques for creating a good sound.
Nicole Brady teaches the folk song "Lightly Row" from Suzuki Harp School, Vol. 1.
Learn how to set up and play a four note scale.
Learn how to play with a louder sound.
Learn how to raise for different kinds of sound.
Learn the ergonomics of how and why to raise.
Learn to play "Berceuse de Noel," by Betty Paret
Learn hand position for playing the thumb.
Learn hand position for playing fingers individually.
Nicole Brady teaches "Twinkle Variation C" from Suzuki Harp School Vol. 1.
Learn the difference between Classical and Celtic hand position in this tutorial on basic posture.
Learn three exercises for position and strengthening. The concepts in this video are best approached with a stable hand position and ability to play fingers independently.
Learn two exercises for strengthening scales. (To enjoy this video, you'll need to know how to play an eight-note scale with cross-under.)
Nicole Brady teaches "Twinkle Variation A" from Suzuki Harp School Vol. 1.
Learn how to build a relaxed and steady hand position for creating facility and sound.
In Part 2 of her introduction to playing by ear, Gráinne teaches how to add the left hand to the Irish tune Níl na Lá.