Play Harp Here

Lesson 1
Have fun playing the Virtual Harp!

1.  You can roll your mouse over the strings up in the corner to create a glissando – slow, even and steady will produce the best sound!

2.  For your first lesson, click on the Home D image. You will hear a steady count and should try to match that slow rhythm. By staying on the outside of the harp image where you see D1 and D2, you can enter one note at a time by coming into the harp and going back out in a horizontal motion. This way you can control which notes you would like to play or you may slowing roll over the strings. Aim to end up on the D1 or D2 to have a sense of completion to your improvisation.

You may do the same for Home G and then Home A.  The count will be different on each example.

You have just played in the Dorian mode – a nice grounding feeling; in the Mixolydian mode – a lighter more outreaching feeling and the Aeolian mode – an introspective mood.

 

Lesson 2
Notes and Tunes

Here you will find 6 tunes. When you click on the little circle before the name of the tune, there will be a note sequence that will appear.  You can pick out the notes on the harp to create the tune.  You may even want to create your own tune with out any note charts!  These are individual notes that you will click on rather than rolling over the notes. Have fun!

Think of the various places you can introduce this wonderful virtual PlayHarp activity!  We’ve used it in rehab units, in pediatrics, in schools, granchildren looking for something to do while visiting grandma and grandpa!

LOOKING TO GO FURTHER ON THE HARP?

Let’s see how far this virtual harp travels throughout the world!  We would love to hear your story of where and who you are! And who have you played for!  If you are interested in learning to play the harp, you will find beginner materials on this site as well as affordable harps and teachers who can instruct you on-line!  Drop us a note here and tell us your story or ask any questions!  You can write your comment here!

4 Responses to “Play Harp Here”

  1. Christina says:

    Greetings everyone! I’m looking forward to hearing from you – where you are from and how you got on playing the virtual harp! Christina

  2. Carmen Zephyr says:

    LOL, I just had a go of this & thought it was truly wonderful :) What a great Idea!
    Happy Holiday Season to you Christina.
    Oceans of Love Carm (from Taz)

  3. Suzanne says:

    Love the virtual harp. It was great being able to connect with the harp on my computer. Makes it really easy and fun!

  4. christy says:

    hi! i love your virtual harp! since i’m a kid, and i live in a small apartment, my parents had a decided a harp would not exactly be the best instrument for me. shame. i found your website, and i’ve been playing it everyday!

    friend: hey, wanna come to my house after school to hang out?

    me: sorry no. i need to practice my harp

    friend: you have a harp?

    me: errr kind of

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