Harp Classes

Folk Harp Boot Camp I: Flying Fingers

Harper Tasche
Saturday, July 29
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$40

What are your fingers actually doing when you pluck a harp string? How intricately, quickly, and accurately can they move? How relaxed can they be? Jumpstart your technique with two hours of getting your fingers and  hands working both independently and together, and learn some of Harper’s favorite finger exercises.

Folk Harp Boot Camp II: Chord Calisthenics

Harper Tasche
Saturday, July 29
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$40

Break through technical limitations so you can play the chords you want to play. Limber up and improve your ability with exercises designed to shake things up.

Blood From A Turnip: Revitalizing Tired Arrangements

Harper Tasche
Sunday, August 13
12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
$40

You've played the same tune a thousand times. So how can you make it fresh and meaningful for yourself and your audience? Jump-start your creativity so even the dreariest corners of your repertoire can have beauty, humor, and interest. Skills needed: class "demo volunteers" need the ability to play at least one tune easily with both hands, and the willingness to try doing different things with it.

Writing Your Own Lead Sheets

Harper Tasche
Sunday, August 13
2:45 PM - 4:45 PM
$40

Learn to add chords to virtually any melody, then expand your horizons to include more complex and interesting chord options using good chord movement, chord inversions, voicing, and bass lines.