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  • Playing by ear - June 4, 2017

    In two weeks I will be teaching a course on ‘playing by ear’ at the Harfentreffen  in Germany. I’m really looking forward to it, so I here’s a blog to get you all excited about playing by ear too. Many people consider playing by ear to be difficult and something[…]

  • Practising a piece with metronome. - April 29, 2017

    Once you are used to playing something with a metronome you can start studying pieces with it. I would advise you to start with a piece that you have been studying for a while (in other words; with which you have no technique difficulties), but that isn’t finished enough to[…]

  • Practical info: how do I study with a metronome? - April 8, 2017

    Here’s a tip for anyone who has never studied with a metronome before: turn it on and just try to play a note on the beat with the metronome. You can also start by counting along (aloud or in your mind) or by clapping, stamping on the floor or walking[…]

  • Why would you study with a metronome? - March 25, 2017

    When you play an instrument, there is something that, sooner or later, you will find yourself getting acquainted with: the metronome. The metronome as we know it now was developed in 1815 in England, by Johann Maelzel, who continued on the work of Dietrich Nikolaus Winkel, who invented the mechanical[…]

  • Choices, choices… (to be made when buying a new harp) - March 10, 2017

    When you go looking for a harp to buy or rent you will learn a lot of new things. You might start wondering why you are having to make all these choices without knowing much about it; it might even seem you are being asked to do the impossible…. In[…]

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