Category Archives: Technique

Claim Your Independence

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It’s Independence Day – for your fingers, that is! In this video you will learn exactly what finger independence is, […]


Posture Perfect – It’s Not Just Sitting Straight

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Good posture is the first thing we musicians learn. You may have started playing music so long ago that you […]


Tame Your Tension – 3 Good Reasons to Relax

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Is your tension preventing you from playing the way you want?  Relax! Playing music isn’t supposed to be so hard. […]


5 Finger Foibles – Fix Them Now!

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Finger troubles? Our fabulous fingers! We harpists depend on them for every note. We trust them to be dependable and […]


How to Practice Etudes without Losing Your Sanity

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Does practicing your études drive you crazy? Maybe you feel like it’s a waste of your valuable or limited practice […]


Quick Technique Checkup

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What harpist couldn’t use a checkup for their technique? Our technique is crucial. It’s how we do what we do. […]


Why Hands Together Doesn’t Work

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Playing hands together instead of hands separately is always a challenge. But why should it be so much more difficult? […]


Play Better Octaves Today!

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Octaves – the interval that we harpists play perhaps more than any other. From a musical perspective, octaves add richness […]


Method or Madness

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“What method do you play?” It’s part of the human condition to label, sort and divide. Classifying things makes them […]


Heavenly Harmonics – A Guide

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In the last post, we examined the acoustical principles of harmonics. We also discussed the number one rule for playing […]