Ep. 260 – How high or low on the strings should you play?

In this episode I talk about how in general you should play at middle of the strings to get the best sound, demonstrate a rule that helps ensure that’s the case when the hands are close together (left thumb above right fingers), and show how Près de la Table (close to the soundboard and Bas dans la cordes (lower on the strings) sound.

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Ep. 162 – Playing a smooth left hand pattern in Fauré’s Pavane

In this episode of Harp Tuesday I use the left hand pattern in Kim Robertson’s arrangement of Fauré’s Pavane to talk about three things to do to make an up and down left hand pattern sound as smooth and flowing as possible.

Kim Robertson’s Celtic Harp Solos is an excellent book. Your favourite harp music retailer will probably have a copy (or could obtain one for you). For example: https://gourd.com/robertsonbooks.html

It’s also available as a PDF download: https://harpcolumn.com/music/all-music/artists/kim-robertson/celtic-harp-solos/