Special Effects Aren’t Just for the Movies Nov 02, 2022

By Anne Sullivan 

The harpist and composer Carlos Salzedo strove to be an agent of change in the harp world. His aim was to bring the harp into the modern musical world of the early twentieth...

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Are You Smarter Than Your Phone? Oct 26, 2022

By Anne Sullivan 

I bet you have a smartphone.

It’s an easy guess. A 2021 survey reported that 91% of 14 year olds in the United States have a smartphone. I figure that applies to 14...

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Super Ways to Practice Scales Oct 19, 2022

By Anne Sullivan 

Scales might be your least favorite part of your harp practice. Maybe you think of them like your least favorite vegetable; you eat it because it’s good for you, but...

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The 3 C’s of Powerful Dynamics Oct 12, 2022

By Anne Sullivan 

We musicians hear the word “dynamics” and automatically think soft, loud or in-between. But the root of the word dynamic means power, and that’s what our...

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Make Your Warm Up Your Secret Weapon Oct 05, 2022

By Anne Sullivan 

Should you warm up before you practice? How should you warm up? How long should you warm up? Is it really worthwhile or is it a waste of time?

When you’re busy,...

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The Key to Learning Key Signatures Sep 28, 2022

By Anne Sullivan

Do you know your key signatures? If you do, good for you, but don’t stop reading.

Did you learn them with the Circle of Fifths? If you’re like most music students, you...

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How to Audition a Teacher (and Find the Right One For You) Sep 21, 2022

By Anne Sullivan

Maybe you’ve moved to a new city, or perhaps your teacher relocated or moved away. Maybe you’re new to the harp, or you’d like a new perspective. Whatever your...

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7 Things Every Harp Student Needs Now Sep 14, 2022

By Anne Sullivan

One of the best things about back-to-school time is the preparation. It’s going through the list of school supplies and choosing the ones that will not just prepare you for...

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Find Your Groove! Training Your Inner Metronome Sep 07, 2022

By Anne Sullivan

“Don’t rush, dear.” You may have heard your harp teacher say that to you, maybe more than once.  Keeping a steady beat while you play can be one of the...

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What is Harp Quest? Aug 29, 2022

By Anne Sullivan

“When I was a young harpist…” 

Every harp teacher says those words at some point. Sometimes the rest of the sentence is a reminiscence of the joys and...

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