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
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
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
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.
In this class you will learn to play Twinkle twinkle using your second finger
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
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!
And finally, we will learn a lovely tune called Raindrops that will integrate everything you have learned so far.
How to tune using an electronic tuner
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.