I’m excited to launch a new video series – Music Monday! Every Monday at 9am Pacific time I’ll publish a new, short, music video. Featuring clips from live performances or sessions in my studio, plus occasional video footage and photos from Victoria, BC (and further afield). Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified when a new video is uploaded!
Here’s the inaugural Music Monday video:
My patrons have access to an extended version.
Achievement unlocked – speaking of patrons, a surge of new patrons towards the end of May flew past my goal of 50 patrons and unlocked a month of Harp Tuesdays – I’ll be publishing a new episode every Tuesday in June. Thanks for your support!
Here are the two most recent Harp Tuesday episodes since I last posted:
Here are three new videos I’ve uploaded since I last wrote!
Polythythm – playing 3 against 4:
Music theory – how to figure out what key you’re in:
Slow Motion double harmonics:
This last weekend, along with a new Harpist in a Tree episode, I uploaded a music video of Ludvico Einaudi’s Primavera:
Plus here a few recent Harp Tuesday and Slow Motion Monday videos:
Last weekend I uploaded a new episode of Harpist in a Tree! Join me for an adventure:
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My arrangement of The Skye Boat Song is now available!
In 2012 I did a series of Harp Tuesday episodes looking at how to arrange a song. That turned into my Arranging Greensleeves Project and I’m quite proud of that resulting composition.
In 2018 I felt the time had to come to revisit that format and I embarked on another Harp Tuesday series about creating and arrangement – in this case, The Skye Boat Song.
Skye Boat Song has some vivid words and imagery and I tried to capture some of that in this arrangement. I’m very happy with how it turned out. One of my goals was for it to be both easy and satisfying to play and I think I largely succeeded. The difficulty level is roughly advanced-beginner or intermediate. The arrangement is for a 34 string harp in the key of G with no lever changes required.
The 6 page PDF includes fingerings, lyrics, and performances notes. I hope you enjoy playing this arrangement as much as I enjoyed creating it!
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