Starting my first song

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    Asha the Nagini on #158953

    Hi, everyone!

    I hope you’re all well.

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    rod-c on #158954

    Asha:

    I’m sure this piece will be the first of many

    Participant
    Minnesota Harpist on #158955

    Asha, I understand your excitment!

    Participant
    Asha the Nagini on #158956

    Carol, hooray!

    Participant
    Asha the Nagini on #158957

    Last night my teacher had me use both hands together.

    Participant
    Audrey Nickel on #158958

    It’s an exciting thing, isn’t it, when you first get a tune under your fingers!

    Re learning to keep the beat, one thing that will help is to do a lot of listening.

    Participant
    Audrey Nickel on #158959

    Here’s a really good recording of that song (sung at speed).

    Participant
    Asha the Nagini on #158960

    Thanks so much, Audrey.

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    Audrey Nickel on #158961

    No prob.

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    Asha the Nagini on #158962

    Just in case anyone’s following along at home, I can now play “Star of the County Down” with both hands.

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    jessica-wolff on #158963

    When I first started playing harp, I found it difficult to put both hands together because I was used to guitar, where your hands are working together to produce one sound. Also reading off a double staff instead of a single one, and keeping my thumb forward instead of back. OTOH it’s a lot easier to learn theory from the harp than from the guitar.

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