For the final Harp Tuesday episode of 2021, I start composing, on camera, a new harp duet. If you like this type of episode, be sure to check on my videos on composing “
” and “ Uncharted Shores ” plus arranging “ Fantasy on Greensleeves “. The Skye Boat Song
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Here’s my answer to a viewer’s question on what you need to do on the harp to make a chord major or minor. (Answer – the fingers play the same strings – it’s all about the lever or pedal settings!).
Here’s the system I use to indicate lever changes easily and clearly in Finale. Lever changes can pose a bit of challenge to show exactly which lever is to be changed.
Even if you work with a different notation software (Musescore, Sibelius, etc.) I hope this episode is helpful and gives you some ideas 🙂
In this episode of Harp Tuesday you get a real-time look as I start a new composition.
I always have a bit of a soft spot for these real-time episodes, but primarily I think they’re useful for me, haha 🙂 Still, I hope you find this interesting and/or useful – comment if you end up watching the entire episode!
This week’s episode is a look at Carlos Salzedo’s extremely fun to play “
Short Fantasy on a Catalan Carol“. (Aka Fum, Fum, Fum).
A music video of the piece:
The final episode of my look at arranging
the Skye Boat Song:
And here’s the music video:
In this composer-centric episode I talk about pedal change, pedal markings, and pedal charts. As a composer, should you include these in your scores/parts? Answer – it depends 🙂
Hopefully helpful and interesting to composers and non-composers alike! Questions? Email me at email@example.com
I use my arrangement of Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring as one of my examples – find the sheet music