Learn to Play Harp: Beginners Course
4.8 (14 ratings)
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Learn to Play Harp: Beginners Course

A beginners course suitable for all ages and all harp types
4.8 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
651 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will learn all the basic principles of playing the harp, how to sit, hand position, finger technique
  • You will be able to play three tunes
  • You will learn how to tune your harp
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Requirements
  • No, this is a course for complete beginners
Description

Welcome to Learn to Play Harp. This is my first Udemy course and I am really excited to share with you what I have been teaching students for years. These lessons are concise, simple and you will be playing tunes straight away. Topics include-how to sit at the harp, how to tune your harp, how to play with your second finger and thumb, how to play a scale. Any questions feel free to ask.  Happy Harping! xx Christiane

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners on lap, lever or pedal harp
  • Harpists looking to refresh their skills
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 03:08

In this intro video I tell you 

-a little bit about myself

-why I am making this course 

-how this course works 

-who it is for

Introduction: About Me and This Course
03:08
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The Lessons
6 Lectures 25:54

In this video I show you how to sit correctly at your harp. I demonstrate how to sit at

-A lap harp

-A lever/Irish harp

Sitting at the Harp
08:48

In this class you will learn 

-the correct hand position at the harp

-how to play with your 2nd finger in your right hand.

-You will also learn the note names on the harp.

Lesson 1: Playing with 2nd Finger
03:49

In this class you will learn to play Twinkle twinkle using your second finger

Lesson 2: Playing Twinkle Twinkle
03:08

In this class you will learn how to position and play the thumb

You will learn how to play the scale of C using your second finger and your thumb

Lesson 3: Playing with 2nd Finger and Thumb
02:30

In this class we will cover everything we have learned so far in the left hand.

Exactly the same except just the other way around!

Lesson 4: Playing with Left Hand
03:29

And finally, we will learn a lovely tune called Raindrops that will integrate everything you have learned so far.

Lesson 5: Playing with Left and Right. The Raindrops Song.
04:10
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Tuning the Harp
1 Lecture 09:49

How to tune using an electronic tuner

Tuning the Harp
09:49
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Bonus Lesson
2 Lectures 01:55
Two Little Dogs Part 1
01:22

Two Little Dogs Part 2
00:33
About the Instructor
Christiane O Mahony
4.8 Average rating
14 Reviews
651 Students
1 Course
Harp Teacher

I am a harpist and harp teacher living in Dublin, Ireland. I have been playing the harp for 20 years, teaching it for 10. I have had students aged 4 and 74. I am really passionate about making the harp accessible and fun for students everywhere. 

My background is diverse; I hold first class honour degrees in Music (Royal Irish Academy of Music), Psychology (Trinity College Dublin) and Theatre Studies (Trinity College Dublin). I won multiple scholarships during my years as a student for academic and performance work. I have performed throughout Ireland and Europe.