Irish Harp Lesson 1 – [The Basics] Start Here
This beginner Irish harp tutorial teaches you how to play the Irish lever harp, step by step. For a comprehensive overview of everything, you need to know when starting out on Irish harp, visit the OAIM website. Also, get a free mp3 and sheet music for popular Irish tune The Rocky Road to Dublin here:
In this lesson you will learn about –
00:38 The instrument
01:21 The notes
03:20 Correct finger position and how to pluck the strings
12:12 ‘Placing’ exercise
You couldn’t be in better hands learning from Lisa as she’s won seven All Ireland titles and has been playing since childhood. Get top technique tips and exercises from Irish harp master Lisa Canny –
Course Synopsis: In this course Lisa Canny clearly guides the novice harp player through the basics of the instrument. The first six lessons focus on the basics; how to tune the harp, using the blades, correct finger positioning and scales, and a couple of simple tunes. When the learner is comfortable with the basics they can progress to lessons 7 – 18 where Lisa teaches six harp classics including Brian Boru’s March, My Lagan Love, Planxty Irwin’s, The Mother and Child Reel, The Little Diamond Polka, and The Rocky Road to Dublin. The right-hand melody is taught separately to the left-hand accompaniment giving the student the choice to play these parts separately or work in time to put them both together. This course is a fantastic choice for both the beginner harpist and the intermediate harpist who wishes to brush up on the basics!
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