Greetings harpers/harpists!

Here is the recording of our #4 gathering. Things are moving along. Truman Edison who is living in Japan has done a wonderful compilation on our first Beta Collage. We have discussed some ideas along with his suggestions. You will find our discussions and likely any questions you have will be answered in this recording

https://vimeo.com/533857623

passcode: HarpSoulRising


4th Gathering and introduction of the Inisheer Beta test collage by Truman

Our next meeting will be on Monday April 26 (Tuesday am for Asia/AU) with a deadline of Tuesday April 20th to have recordings to Truman.
His email address is:  edison720624@yahoo.co.jp
For those needing to redo the Inisheer to a click track, here is the click track and the music:
The click track has been looped 3 times with not much of a break between the first and second – so if you feel like you did a good job on the first loop – hold your pose at the end for about 10 seconds even if the next loop comes up.  There is more time between loop 2 and loop 3.  I will make sure in the future to make more time in between the loops.

Our new song is called Stoney Path by Steve Clark, arr. by Jim Mosher
Please watch this vimeo recording and record along with this recording.  There is a count in that will help you.  Remember to hold your position at the end for an extended 10 secs.  After the first part, I have created the second for beginners with just playing simple chords – 3 different chords – Dm G Am – this is a Dorian tune.  In the song there are 3 verses (but we will likely only take the 3rd verse repeated, but it is good practice.  Or you can indicate which is your best take on the 1, 2 or 3rd verse. 
passcode: HarpSoulRising
 – this is the track and count in of Stoney Path

– All the the music scores and additional tracks can be found further down this page – 

This is an ongoing project and you can join in for any of the recordings. We will be creative with putting in some solos and featuring various people.  Hopefully we will have the contemplative collage ready for the Fall but we will be working also on songs for the International collage as we continue forth.
See you on the 26th of April.  I’ll plan to send out the recording prior to the meeting so you can hear it clearly and not affected by zoom airwaves. We will keep the information, music and recordings coming on this page.

We are excited to share our project of HarpSoulRising with you!

Below you will find the first three informational sessions where we discussed the outline and various songs that  may be very appropriate.

We are looking to create two musical therapeutic harp collages.

1.  The first is a contemplative program basically built on the three Celtic strains of music – or as we call it the Celtic Circle.  Music to calm, reflect, go into the soul and then ascend into inspiration, hope and joy.

2,  The second collage is to introduce therapeutic music to the world by featuring music of the world!  We have many international harp players who are offering exciting and sweet songs from many cultures.  This musical collage will be designed to provide senior homes, schools, support groups, with cultural therapeutic harp music.

 

Our videos below will give you many ideas of what we are planning to create and would love to have you join us!

We meet once a month to receive new music and to socialize during this lockdown time.

Our most recent gathering

Earlier gatherings

 

 

If you would like to join HarpSoulRising, please contact Christina at  : harprealm@gmail.com to be put on our invitation list.

Music includes all levels of playing and you only need to want to be on one or all of the selections.

Whatever works for your time schedule.  HarpSoulRising is ascending!

 

 

 

Bunessan

by Eleanor Farjeon