START HARP IMMERSION – ‘Greensleeves’ and ‘Mansion Blues’

£35.00

Online short Course 

In this Immersion we will focus on two contrasting pieces, one is the very well know and loved ‘Greensleeves’ (also know as ‘What Child is This’). The second is a 12 bar blues I have written called ‘Mansion Blues’ which is basically very simple and fun but there are lots of extension ideas you can enjoy to make this as complicated as you like!

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A START HARP IMMERSION

In this Immersion we will focus on two contrasting pieces, one is the very well know and loved ‘Greensleeves’ (also know as ‘What Child is This’). The second is a 12 bar blues I have written called ‘Mansion Blues’ which is basically very simple and fun but there are lots of extension ideas you can enjoy to make this as complicated as you like!

Online short Course 

The course will initially be delivered live on Sunday 7th April over a 2 hour time slot 3PM-5PM GMT. The session will include a short break for fingers and brains around half-way through! After the live event you will receive a link to the Ruzuku online classroom which will include approximately 90 minutes of video training, along with some explanatory text and sheet music downloads for you to print out and keep. You will be able to access for 12 months after the IMMERSION. It is fun to attend live but do not worry if you cannot make it, you will be able to access all the materials via the online classroom afterwards.

In addition to the two focus pieces (one delivered ‘by ear’ and the other via sheet music), we will work on a warm up designed to help you play 7th chords in a really simple way. We also work on perfecting playing ‘rolled’ or ‘spread chords’ on harp as personally I think these are essential for playing Greensleeves! 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.” Rebecca Blakeney referring to last IMMERSION (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. As 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!

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 are signing up before the live session you will receive the meeting link by 1pm GMT on Sunday 7th April. If you do not receive any details when excepted  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:

  • A warm up designed to work on playing really simple 7th chords.
  • Look at exercises related to the main pieces to focus in on tricky sections (Everyday Exercises).
  • Look at ]perfecting playing ‘rolled’ or ‘spread chords’ on harp
  • Learn the tune from sheet music ‘Greensleeves’ (What Child is This).
  • We learn the main tune and baseline of ‘Mansion Blues’ by ear and I will also share the sheet music of the full piece with you.
  • Look at  improvisation ideas to extend ‘Mansion Blues’

Full price START HARP IMMERSION is £35. For all students currently paid up members for START HARP SPRING TERM 2019 there is a BOGOF offer for this and the previous session due to take place on the 23rd March 2019. So if you sign up at full price for one I will send you a link to the other for FREE! 

For everyone else, if you sign up before the live class goes out there is a £10 discount available, just use SH10 at the checkout! 

Here are some comments from students who have attended previous 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…