Author Archives: Josh

This week’s Harp Tuesday episode! (Harmonics+Chords)

How to play a left hand chord with a harmonic on top. I talk about the various chords+harmonics in Godefroid’s take on “The Last Rose of Summer”. The pedal harp sheet music can be found at https://archive.org/details/ladernirerosedtm00gode/page/2/mode/2up I’ve arranged it … Continue reading

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Introducing my new book, Transcriptions for Lever Harp!

A quick look at all 7 pieces from my new book of sheet music, available as a PDF from my online store!

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New music book, plus a new composition!

I’ve just published a new book, Transcriptions for Lever Harp, Volume 1! Music by Bach, Godefroid, Handel, and Naderman – it’s available right now as a PDF. And I’ve also published the sheet music to my newest composition, Uncharted Shores!

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This week’s Harp Tuesday episode – Xylophonic sounds on the harp!

What are “Xylophonic Sounds” on the harp and how do you play them? Find out in this episode of Harp Tuesday :) My new composition, “Uncharted Shores“, features some xylophonic sounds, as does my composition Forgotten Summer. Uncharted Shores: Sheet … Continue reading

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Announcing my arrangement of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue!

It’s here! I’m extremely excited to announce the publication of my arrangement of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. I’ve been performing this iconic piece for several years now (starting in 2017 at the Rio Harp Festival).  Over these past … Continue reading

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Music video: Farewell to Stromness

Another recent music video, “Farewell to Stromness” by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, is part of the “Yellow Cake Revue” – a set of songs plus two piano interludes that Davies wrote to protest a proposed uranium mine on the Orkney … Continue reading

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Music video: Chanson de Mai

I recently recorded a music video of Hasselman’s lovely Chanson de Mai, paired with the beautiful wild Camas flowers (and bees!) found here in Victoria, BC: If you’re interested in learning Chanson de Mai, the sheet music is freely available … Continue reading

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Listening, part 3: phrasing

As a follow-up to my previous two blog posts on listening I did a Harp Tuesday episode to try to demonstrate what exactly I mean by phrasing, or the space between the notes! I take a listen to three different … Continue reading

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