#1 – INTRODUCTION – FREE LESSON ($50.00 Value)
* See Sidebar to Access the FREE Lesson and Support Papers

In this introduction to the Music Development teaching series …

  • You will learn how to determine the mode of a piece and obtain the chords that are used for improvisation with each of the modes in the related keys of the music.
  • You will begin to play music without reading the written note.
  • Right hand and left hand patterns provide the basis for entwining sounds for a creative passionate sound.
  • Playing along with the visuals provide form in rhythm and structure.
  • Each mode is introduced and then thoroughly studied in subsequent lessons.

Creative Harping Series #1 – 10 on DVD
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*Please note that the new cover artwork (seen below) will be introduced in 2013

  • With each lesson, you will receive codes for downloading the pages of music. You will want to go to the top of the page on the EMERALD HARP SITE and click on the word SUPPORT and then put in your code that you will find on the back of the purchased DVD. We suggest you purchase a binder to house the lesson papers. There will be about 1.5″of pages in total. Downloading creates a savings to you on shipping costs and packaging space for us. You have the option of A4 or 8″x11″ printouts. You can contact us if you need us to send you the papers.
  • A last suggestion – the first DVD is an Introduction and contains the theory you need to know to get started.  You may want to order both #1 and #2 at the same time – (Introduction and Dorian) since the actual left hand patterns begin on #2). 
#1 – Creative Harping Introduction

#2 – Dorian Mode – Learn how to improvise in the Dorian Mode and add The Chanter to your repertoire. Wonderful scenery of caves, dragons and fire open the lesson.#2 – DVD $50.00 (discounted $10.00) 

#3 – Aeolian Mode – Learn how to improvise in the Aeolian Mode and add Little Boats, Mary Young and Faire and Greensleeves to your repertoire. A countryside journey through England opens this pastoral video.#3 – DVD $50.00 (discounted $10.00) 

  #4 – Mixolydian Mode – Learn how to improvise in the Mixolydian Mode and add The Silkie, Christ Child’s Lullaby and Lochaber No More to your repertoire.
Opening scenes of the ocean and seals will delight the senses.#4 – DVD $50.00 (discounted $10.00) 

  #5 – Locrian Mode –Learn how to improvise in the Locrian Mode and add Sakura to your repertoire. You can almost smell the cherry blossoms as you play along with the opening scenes.#5 – DVD $50.00 (discounted $10.00)

  #6 – Ionian Mode – Learn how to improvise in the Ionian Mode and add In The
Bleak Mid-Winter and Suo Gan to your repertoire. Enjoy the gentle snowfall while watching the little birds appear.
#6 – DVD $50.00 (discounted $10.00)
  #7 – Angel Mode – (Pentatonic tunings) Learn a series of Pentatonic tunes to play with the left hand while the right hand glides over the strings playing glissandos. Scenes from the heavenly realm and Angel paintings by Ann Rothan grace this ethereal video.#7 – DVD$50.00 (discounted $10.00) 
  #8 – Middle Eastern Mode – Learn to improvise in the Middle Eastern Tuning and add Hava Nagila and Evening of Roses to your repertoire. Scenes from the desert sand dunes and desert animals tickle your fancy while you play along with this lesson.#8 – DVD $50.00 (discounted $10.00) 
  #9 – The Chinese 5 Elements – Learn the tunings for the Chinese 5 Elements
and play along with the video to scenes of Fire, Earth, Wood, Water and Metal.#9 – DVD $50.00 (discounted $10.00)  
#10 – The Ancient Celtic Circle of Music – How to identify the mode of a piece and how to transition from one mode to another. In this video, you”ll learn how to create seamless musical creations flowing from one feeling to another. Your “Play Along” will be enhanced with Transitions in Nature.#10 – DVD $50.00 (discounted $10.00)
“I am really enjoying improvisation on the harp now that I am so more IN my body – I can hear the music, and feel so much more connected to the harp. Nice. I don’t feel drawn to already written songs much right now – just playing around with sound.”—D.M., CTHP-2002,“I wanted to tell you how wonderful the module 1 was and thank you. Your information has become invaluable to me in many ways. I’d like to share one instance with you that happened yesterday. I had an 11-hour day at the piano, playing for 37 different singers and instrumentalists with all different songs, ranging from Schubert to gospel and jazz. The last one was Panis Angelicus by Faure for duet, and unbeknownst to me when I turned to play, the last page it wasn’t there!! Well, in my panic, I continued to play the left hand in the style I’d been doing and kept the major chords in A flat going, hoping I’d be with the song. I finished in the right place with the right harmonic structure, looking at my director to tell me when the song finished!! I didn’t know! If I hadn’t learned some simple tricks from you about improvising I would have crashed and burned! Thank you for all you help—it transfers to so many other areas of my professional life.” —J. S., CTHP-2005, AK

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