START HARP IMMERSION – Christmas Music for 2018!

£35.00

Online short Course 

Have you sorted your Christmas party piece?! If not join START HARP CHRISTMAS IMMERSION to help you prepare! In this short course which contains approximately 90 minutes of video training, we focus on ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’ with sheet music, learn ‘Joy to the World’ by ear and take a peak at some ideas for Little Donkey, Silent Night, Oh Christmas Tree and The First Noel (lead sheets in the course). We also look at ways to make our glissandos sparkle in time for the festive season and of course look at technique, exercises and all warm up together! This course is similar to one week of the START HARP 12 week intensive online courses for beginner to intermediate harpists (Level 1, 2 and 3). Full details on www.StartHarp.com.

“Great immersion! As usual, Shelley went above and beyond. We’re now ready for Christmas 🎄and have some fantastic techniques and insights for glissandos and improv to use all the year through. 🗓” Rebecca Blakeney (START HARP Level 1, 2 and 3 graduate!)

 

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A START HARP CHRISTMAS IMMERSION

Online short Course 

Have you sorted your Christmas party piece?! If not join START HARP CHRISTMAS IMMERSION to help you prepare! In this short course which contains approximately 90 minutes of video training, we focus on ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’ with sheet music, learn ‘Joy to the World’ by ear and take a peak at some ideas for Little Donkey, Silent Night, Oh Christmas Tree and The First Noel (lead sheets in the course). We also look at ways to make our glissandos sparkle in time for the festive season and of course look at technique, exercises and all warm up together! This course is similar to one week of the START HARP 12 week intensive online courses for beginner to intermediate harpists (Level 1, 2 and 3). Full details on www.StartHarp.com.

“Great immersion! As usual, Shelley went above and beyond. We’re now ready for Christmas 🎄and have some fantastic techniques and insights for glissandos and improv to use all the year through. 🗓” Rebecca Blakeney (START HARP Level 1, 2 and 3 graduate!)

Following the same ethos and delivery style as the main 3 START HARP 12 week courses, we look at playing from sheet music, improvising and playing by ear all with an underlying focus on a good strong playing technique.

This course is aimed at beginner to early intermediate level harpists. So long as you can read treble and bass clef at least a little bit and can play with all four fingers (and turn) you will be ready to take this course. Simplification and extension ideas are offered as we go along so lots to keep everyone busy!

This course was originally delivered live to a small group of students on Sunday 25th November 2018, and now 12 edited videos are uploaded ready for everyone to enjoy! This along with some explanatory text and sheet music downloads for you to print out and keep. You will have 12 months access to these videos and materials. It is rather like one week of a START HARP 12 week course!

When you sign up you will automatically receive a confirmation on email and then within 48 hours you will be sent a link to the online classroom. If you do not receive a second email in this timeframe please check your spam/junk file and if it is not hiding there email me on info@harpwales.com

In this short course we work on Traditional Christmas tunes:

  • We play a warm up together at the beginning.
  • Look at exercises related to the main pieces to focus in on tricky sections (Everyday Exercises).
  • Look at a techniques for playing mid-piece glissandos.
  • Learn the main tune ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’
  • Look at some improvisation ideas that can be used to extend the music.
  • There are lead sheets for the additional 4 carols (Little Donkey, Silent Night, Oh Christmas Tree and The First Noel) so you can use the main ideas we work on with Ding Dong Merrily on High to build up the other pieces.
  • We learn one tune by ear “Joy to the World’.

Full price START HARP IMMERSION is £35 but keep an eye out for discount codes via my Facebook page and mailing list. 

Here are some comments from students who tried the last IMMERSION:

  • Insider info…..don’t miss it but prepare yourself to be bombarded with info in the nicest possible way??
  • Don’t miss it! And don’t be surprised if you feel overwhelmed if you do it live. Shelley basically fits a full week of Start Harp into 2 hours, so it’s a lot to take in live — but then you can go back and work with the videos as you’re already used to doing in Start Harp. Or you can miss the live bit and just do the videos afterward. I did my best learning of Spiralling Shoots after the fact, when my brain was quiet and I could hear myself think and appreciate what I was playing.
  •  I couldn’t join live so learnt it from the recordings, which are great.
  • I was glad to be on the live presentation, although it was early in the morning. However, due to more pressing priorities, I tabled my practice efforts for a future time—hopefully, in September. That is a benefit of the Immersion structure. Sign up for the class and add to your repertoire when you are ready.
  • I also saw it in the replay. It’s great to be able to go over everything slowly…