Learn the lines and spaces on the treble and bass clef staves.
Learn basic note values in 4/4 time.
Learn the values of rests in 4/4 time.
Learn what the 4/4 and 6/8 time signatures mean.
Review note values and counting in 4/4
Review note values and counting in 6/8.
Learn how to count in 4/4 time.
Learn the order of sharps and flats to help identify key signatures.
Learn how the circle of fifths works.
Learn how to create a minor key signature based on major key signatures and the circle of fifths.
Learn to identify ledger lines above and below the staff.
Learn how to use key signatures to find major and minor intervals.
Use key signatures to find intervals at the harp. (To get the most from this lesson, watch tutorial 7A on finding intervals first.)
Learn how to create major and minor scales using key signatures.
Learn how to build a root position major triad plus first and second inversions in the key of C Major.
Practice playing major triads and their inversions around the circle of fifths. (You'll need to know major key signatures to enjoy this lesson.)
Learn how to build minor triads and identify the sound between major and minor.
Learn how to play major and minor triads on lever harp.
Learn how to build major and minor triads using intervals.
Go beyond major and minor to build diminished and augmented triads, the building blocks for 7th chords.
Learn how to build inversions from a root position triad.
Learn how to create minor 7th chords in this introductory video from jazz harpist Park Stickney.
Learn how to use minor 7th chords in improvisation.
Learn about the different kinds of 7th chords and how to build them.
Learn how to create diminished 7th chords to use in improvisation.
Learn to play a basic chromatic scale on the pedal harp.
Learn Park's technique for the "triple pedal slide" to aid in playing chromatic scales.
Use Park's pedal technique to break the chromatic scale down into two whole tone scales for improvisation.
Learn how to create a major pentatonic scale for jazz improvisation.
Learn to create and improvise on the minor pentatonic and blues scales.
Learn how to play the four traditional Irish modes.
Learn how to improvise using the Lydian mode.
Learn how to create and improvise with minor modes.
Learn how to create diminished scales for use in improvisation. (To get the most from this video, we suggest first watching Park's tutorial on Diminished 7th Chords.)
Learn Bridget Kibbey's method for tuning by ear using the circle of fifths.
Learn Park's technique for understanding and practicing the circle of fifths using his sharp pedal method. (To enjoy this video, you'll need an understanding of key signatures and enharmonics.)
Learn how the Circle of Fifths relates to the whole tone scale. Note: to enjoy this video, you'll need to understand the concepts explained in Park's three-part Chromatic Scales series.
Learn to play a basic I, IV, V, I chord progression.
Learn how to build a V7 chord, also called the "dominant" 7th.
Learn how to add the "flat 9" to a dominant 7th chord.
Learn how to add the minor ii chord.
Learn how to practice moving quickly between keys on a pedal harp.
Learn how to move smoothly from one chord to the next.
Learn the basics of open and closed chord voicings and how to create them on the harp.
Learn how to practice open and closed chord voicings and move quickly from one chord to the next.
Learn how to break the chord voicing rules to avoid sounding mechanical.
Learn how to create the four possible alterations to a V7 chord.
Learn how to use a metronome to feel the pulse of swing rhythm.
Learn the difference between an air, a jig, a hornpipe, and a reel as Kim Robertson describes basic Celtic rhythms.
Learn Maeve's exercises for playing different rhythms in each hand.
Understand how to play a jig rhythm.
Understand how to play a hornpipe rhythm.
Learn how to produce Kim Robertson's "heartbeat rhythm" for improvisation.
Learn how to create an etude based on Kim Robertson's "heartbeat" rhythm, combined with small intervals.
Learn how to create left-hand "drones" to embellish your own arrangements.
Learn how to play Kim Robertson's "wonder thumb" left-hand technique. This technique works well with drones.
Learn Maeve Gilchrist's ostinato exercises for improvisation.
Learn Kim Robertson's technique for creating a "musical sandwich."
Part 1—Learn why simplicity, tone, and tempo are the key elements to playing in a therapeutic style.
Learn more of Maeve Gilchrist's finger strengthening and hand coordination exercises.
Take Maeve Gilchrist's ostinato exercises to a more advanced level in part 3 of her series.
Learn how to improvise over a descending bass line for therapeutic playing, or beyond.
Learn to create left-hand patterns using suspensions.
Learn Maeve Gilchrist's technique for building right hand independence.
Learn Kim Robertson's technique for adding chord vamps.
Learn Maeve Gilchrist's exercise for perfecting triads.
Learn Maeve's technique for practicing four-note arpeggios.
Learn how to use Kim's "musical sandwich" to create etudes for improvisation.
Learn how to amp up your practice routine by developing your own creative practice techniques.
Learn how to take your arpeggios to the next level by creating phrases.
Learn how to use a Sus4 pattern to create arpeggios for improvisation.
Learn how to embellish four-finger arpeggios by adding the 9th.
Learn Maeve Gilchrist's technique for accompanying using arpeggios.
Go beyond the basics in the final installment of Sunita Staneslow's arpeggio series.
Learn how to create basic left-hand accompaniment patterns to make your first arrangement.
Learn more left-hand patterns along with alternate harmonization techniques.
Learn how to play along with organ and piano on church hymns.