Brushing Up in the New Year


Technique and special effect books to help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions

—by Jan Jennings

Improving your technique is on the list of New Year’s resolutions for many harpists, and there are some new publications that may help in that pursuit.

If refining your harmonics is your goal, Oakway Studios has published two volumes, Exercises in Harmonics: Overtones for the Lever Harp and Exercises in Harmonics: Overtones for the Pedal Harp by Jacqueline Pollauf. Regardless of which harp you play, these exercises are intended to “provide an intensive focus on harmonics, giving students the chance to practice…in a systematic method.” The harmonics are written where they are played.

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