Monthly Archives: May 2013

Develop Your Glissando Color Palette

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  Not long ago, I played a contemporary cantata at a church. The piece had an uncomplicated harp part, and […]


Schubert’s Ave Maria – the Real Story

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It’s wedding season again, and time to dust off all the tried and true ceremony music, from the Pachelbel Canon […]


My 500 Word Commencement Address

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This post was inspired by Kim Rowe’s May 18 blog post on the Harp Column website. No, I was NOT […]


5 Steps to Building Your Repertoire

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Wouldn’t it be nice if you had some music you could just sit down and play? Like most young music […]


Interesting Stopping Points

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A painting is never finished – it simply stops in interesting places. – Paul Gardner, arts writer I heard this […]


The Big Secret about Ear Training

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Ear training is a subject that makes people either shrug their shoulders or shudder. The many different approaches breed confusion […]


3 Cool Metronome Techniques

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The metronome is an essential tool for any musician. It can help you build your rhythmic confidence and keep a […]


20 Places to Share Your Music – and Make Money

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Are you inspired to take your music to the masses? Or at least find a place to play? Here are […]


Work on Your Technique – a Four-Part Practice Strategy

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We all want to work on technique, so we play a few scales, do a few exercises, learn some etudes. […]


May 2013

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In this issue: Breaking News Q and A with Anne Sullivan Summer performances Harp in the Mountains Festival I nsider […]