Learn how to sit properly at the harp.
Learn how to sit at a lever harp.
Learn how to sit at the harp for ergonomic playing.
Master teacher Isabelle Perrin shows how to align yourself properly at a pedal harp to avoid back problems later on.
Learn basic fundamentals for how to sit properly at the harp.
Learn the difference between Classical and Celtic hand position in this tutorial on basic posture.
Learn how to build a great hand position.
Learn how to build basic hand position.
Learn how to build a relaxed and steady hand position for creating facility and sound.
Watch Nicole teach a young student hand position.
Nicole teaches a young student the motion for opening and closing fingers into the hand.
Learn hand position for playing fingers individually.
Learn hand position for playing the thumb.
Learn how to produce a good sound on the harp.
Learn how to build a beautiful tone.
Learn how to articulate on the harp.
Learn how to create a good tone on a lever harp.
Learn Bridget's techniques for creating a good sound.
Learn standard fingering for intervals on the harp.
Learn how and why to play fingers exactly together.
Learn how to play a single finger.
Learn how to play multiple fingers.
Learn how to play and practice small intervals on a lever harp.
Learn how to play and practice large intervals on a lever harp.
Learn Kim's exercises for strengthening one finger.
Learn how to strengthen multiple fingers on the harp.
Learn how to set up and play a four note scale.
Learn how to muffle
Learn how to quickly and easily move levers up and down on a lever harp.
Learn how to create contrast by building a "ladder" of dynamics.
Learn how to avoid tension and play relaxed.
Learn how and why to muffle.
Learn the basic technique for muffling with two hands.
Learn how and why to place fingers onto a group of strings at the same time.
Learn the ergonomics of how and why to raise.
Learn how to raise for different kinds of sound.
Learn the basics of how to tune in this fundamental lesson.
Learn Bridget's techniques for reducing tension during practice and performance
Learn how to relax and play without tension.
Learn how to roll chords on the harp.
How to play chords.
Learn how to execute beautifully rolled chords.
Learn how to prepare the hand and play a three-note chord.
Learn how to play hand-over-hand arpeggios.
Learn how to play basic arpeggios.
Learn how to play hand-over-hand arpeggios
Learn two of June's exercises for practicing one-hand arpeggios.
Learn how to place 8-note arpeggios using Etude #20 from "Studi di Media Difficultá," by Ettore Pozzoli.
Learn how to play even arpeggios and turn-arounds.
Learn how to execute crossunders, an important skill for playing scales on the harp.
Learn how to execute crossovers, an important skill for playing scales on the harp.
Learn how to play scales.
Learn how to play an eight-note scale using just one hand.
Learn how to play an eight-note scale using two hands.
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.)
Learn how to play an eight-note scale with one hand.
Learn to cross under and over to play an 8-note scale.
Learn how to strengthen crossunders and crossovers for smooth and clean scales.
Learn how to play thumb slides on the harp.
Learn about the importance of breathing while you play.
Learn how to play a basic glissando.
Learn to execute beautiful right and left hand harmonics.
Learn how to play a two-handed trill.
Learn how to play right and left hand harmonics from master teacher Lynne Aspnes
Learn how to create a legato sound using J.S. Bach's "Prelude in C."
Learn the technique for playing with a flat left hand, also known as "etoufée."
Learn to create phrasing through Bach's "Largo" from Harpsichord concerto in F Minor.
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 how to play with a louder sound.
Learn June's technique for playing descending slides with the thumb.
Learn how to play slowly and fill the space between notes.
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 strengthen hands and fingers to play fast.
Learn about the importance of directional placing.
Listen to Bridget Kibbey discuss articulation and phrasing using the third movement of Mozart's Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra as an example.
Learn how to create left-hand "drones" to embellish your own arrangements.
Learn how to create effective ornaments for improvisation and embellishment.
Learn how to play the "cut," one of the most basic Irish ornaments.
Learn how to play the Irish triplet.
Learn how to play the Double Grace Note, a basic Irish ornament.
Learn how to play the "treble," a traditional Irish ornament.
Practice the treble with a close up demonstration of Gráinne's technique.
Learn alternate fingerings for the "treble" in part three of Gráinne's series.
Learn Maeve Gilchrist's technique for playing and practicing the Celtic triplet technique.
Learn how to cross over with the second finger for quick descending scales.
Learn Gráinne's technique for playing slides in Irish traditional music.
Learn how and why to dampen strings with the left hand.
Learn how to use pedal slides to create colors in Part 1 of this series.