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. (Quick answer – 3/4 has 3 beats or pulses per bar, and 6/8 only has 2 beats).

For further reading, the wikipedia page on time signatures is a good starting place: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_signature

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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 and have a conversation with Victoria@Talking Harps about goals, learning, process, and more!

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The last two Harp Tuesday episodes of 2021

An in-depth look at my transcription of a beautiful Chaconne by Handel (HWV 448) plus the start of a new composition. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you on January 11th for the first Harp Tuesday episode of 2022!

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Dec. 18th live-stream concert! Plus a reminder about the live-stream event today.

On Saturday, Dec. 18th, I will be doing a holiday concert – some Bach, some Christmas music, some of my own compositions, and more!

I hope you can join me. Tickets are pay what you want (with a suggestion of $5) – info here. While the concert will be performed live on the 18th, if you can’t watch it while it’s happening there will be a replay available.

I’m looking forward to sharing this music with you – see you there!

And finally, a reminder that I’m doing a live-stream event this Sunday (Dec. 5, 2021) to celebrate 11 years of Harp Tuesday and the successful conclusion to season 3 of Harpist in the Wild.

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Happy Birthday! Harp Tuesday just turned 11 years old.

On Nov. 30th, 2010, I uploaded the very first episode of Harp Tuesday. Two days ago, on Nov. 30th, 2021, I uploaded episode 225!

To celebrate this, plus the successful conclusion to season 3 of Harpist in the Wild, I’m doing a live-stream event this coming Sunday, Dec. 5th, 2021. Come hang out with me as I share some stories and extra footage from season 3, as well as chat and answer questions.

Clicking the link should show the starting time in your local timezone. I also did a short “trailer” for the event.

Here’s the video I did last year to celebrate Harp Tuesday’s 10 year anniversary – my harp origin story:

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Season Finale for Harpist in the Wild, season 3! (So many things to catch up on…)

I’ve just published the sheet music for my composition Nordic Spaces, as well as a music video – the 8th and final episode of season 3 of Harpist in the Wild. So happy to share this with you!

I’ve been very behind at posting – let me highlight episode 5 of this season which also featured a new composition – For the Earth: Song without Words. (Sheet music for this is available as well).

To catch up on Harp Tuesday episodes and other news, here are some recent email newsletters. (Signing up for my newsletter is a great way to stay up-to-date on what I’m doing, plus you get some free sheet music!)

Nov. 20, 2021 newsletter

Oct. 30, 2021 newsletter

Aug. 28, 2021 newsletter

Stay tuned for news on several upcoming live-stream events!

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