Author Archives: Josh

Solo concert in Suffolk, UK. July 16th, 2022

I’m headed to Cardiff, Wales, to perform at the World Harp Congress this July, but before I do that I will be giving a solo concert in Wickham Market in Suffolk! See you there :)

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Music video – Tournier’s “Etude de Concert”, plus catching up on Harp Tuesday

Marcel Tournier’s Etude de Concert (Au Matin) is beautifully expressive piece that’s also lots of fun to play. As well as this performance, I just posted a Harp Tuesday episode on it: And speaking of Harp Tuesday, lets catch up … Continue reading

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Concert and Masterclass, April 25th, Washington, DC

I’m getting ready to travel and perform for the first time since the start of the pandemic! It feels exciting (and a little scary and strange). I’ll be in the DC area on Monday, April 25th. Here are the details: … Continue reading

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3 tips for memorizing music

This week’s Harp Tuesday episode: Practice in sections Analyze the piece Test yourself

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Two new Harp Tuesday episodes (and a music video!)

First, a music video: Here’s the accompanying Harp Tuesday episode on “Au Bord de Ruisseau”: And this week’s episode:

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This week’s Harp Tuesday episode – what is the difference between 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures?

The time signatures of 3/4 and 6/8 both contain a total of six 8th notes. So what is the difference between them?? This is a question I’ve often been asked by students, and in this video I attempt to answer. … Continue reading

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Two new Harp Tuesday episodes

First, a look at the process of recording yourself, listening back, and refining and shaping a piece of music: And then a look at the technique of muffling a string before changing a lever:

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Happy New Year! My 2022 New Year’s Improv, plus a new Harp Tuesday episode and a conversation with Victoria@Talking Harps

Since 2016 I’ve been welcoming in the new year with a short improvisation on Jan. 1. Here’s 2022’s: And I published the first Harp Tuesday episode of 2022 last Tuesday: And finally, I loved getting a chance to sit down … Continue reading

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