Category Archives: Technique

Escaping The Technique Trap

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Are you in the technique trap? Maybe you have managed to escape the trap, or maybe you just don’t yet […]


Four Essential Elements of Technique

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Do you think you know what the essential elements of technique are? I used to think I did. From early […]


Beautiful Thumbs or All Thumbs?

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Do you love your thumbs? We harpists have a love/hate relationship with our thumbs. They can carry the melody well […]


Practicing Technique the Right Way

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Practicing technique is a cornerstone of a musician’s long term growth and daily practice habit. But that doesn’t mean that […]


Etudes: The Case For and Against

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There are etudes, and then there are etudes. In harp pedagogy, we have the basic fundamental studies like the Pozzoli […]


Agility for Your Fingers: the Pronking Approach

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Agility is practically the Holy Grail for any musician. To have a facile and nimble technique is why we spend […]


The Healthy Harpist: 15 Critical Checkpoints

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Are you a healthy harpist? No, this is not about proper nutrition or about getting enough sleep. Those are essential […]


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. […]