Learn how to start improvising using the 1-5-10 chord. (Watch Part 1 of this series to learn how to build the 1-5-10 chord.)
Learn to play the traditional Irish jib "Flying to the Fleadh."
Learn the basic structure of the 12-bar blues, along with left hand patterns for improvising.
Learn how to play the "Highland March" from the beggar's opera "Oscar and Malvina."
Learn the folk song "Go Tell Aunt Rhody," from Suzuki Harp Book, Vol. 1.
Learn to play "Captain O'Kane," a tune by the famous Irish bard Turlough O'Carolan.
Learn to play the Irish slip jig "A Fig for a Kiss"
Learn more left-hand patterns along with alternate harmonization techniques.
Learn how to create basic left-hand accompaniment patterns to make your first arrangement.
Learn to play the traditional Irish reel "Mountain Lark."
Learn how to break the chord voicing rules to avoid sounding mechanical.
Learn how to practice open and closed chord voicings and move quickly from one chord to the next.
Learn the basics of open and closed chord voicings and how to create them on the harp.
Learn to play the traditional Irish jig Cuíl Aodha.
Learn to play Maeve's rendition of "Hogties Reel" by Phil Cunningham.
Learn to play Maeve's original composition "Ostinato 4 (Yellow Birds)."
Learn how to play the 17th century love song "Eibhlí Gheal Chiúin" ("Fair, Gentle Eily").
Learn to play Kim's arrangement of the traditional 7th century sacred hymn.
Learn how to move smoothly from one chord to the next.
Learn the difference between an air, a jig, a hornpipe, and a reel as Kim Robertson describes basic Celtic rhythms.
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.
Learn how to play Kim Robertson's arrangement of the traditional French folk tune Breton Lullaby.
Learn to create left-hand patterns using suspensions.
Learn how to improvise over a descending bass line for therapeutic playing, or beyond.
Take Maeve Gilchrist's ostinato exercises to a more advanced level in part 3 of her series.
Learn more of Maeve Gilchrist's finger strengthening and hand coordination exercises.