Yes. I just looked at a grade 1 piano scales book. I think I could just use that, but miss out the fifth finger.
Lol I am really excited. The thing that’s bothering me now though is the fingering. I know I should wait until the lesson, but… is it bad to practise with one finger, or two for now? I’m not sure if it’s a waste of time if it means going back to the beginning when learning to use your fingers.
I actually haven’t had an official lesson yet. I’m just practicing while waiting for it. I have practiced the C Major scale, using all four fingers, then crossing under my thumb and am getting better at it.
However, it didn’t help with some of my beginner’s sheet music that doesn’t have the fingering numbered, since the strings aren’t in scales. Even for the sheets with finger numbers, it is so much quicker to just use one finger. For the sheets that aren’t numbered, I don’t know if I’m fingering correctly.
If you have really never had a lesson, I would hold off on learning scales. I usually don’t teach my students a scale with a cross under for quite sometime. There is so much to learn before that. It is awesome that you are so eager to play but you don’t want to develop any bad habits!
I have seen the Harp Tuesday videos, and found the scales one really useful, but he doesn’t really help with every day music.
I suppose I should just wait until the lesson… lol. But what do you think I should practice in the mean time? I do need to practice reading music, but I would probably do that with just one finger, and that might form bad habbits, or have been for nothing when I start using more fingers.
I don’t think you can really crowd-source learning the harp if you have a teacher. It isn’t fair to the teacher, and it will be confusing for you. A little patience is nowhere near how much you need to learn the harp.
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