#8 – MIDDLE EASTERN MODE
The Harmonic Minor tuning creates a haunting sound that we hear in the music from Greece, Israel, Egypt and the Mesopotamian areas. To create this sound it is a matter of setting the levers ahead of time and taking your improvisational skills and the 3-chord structures that you learned in the Ionian Mode and applying them to your new tuning with the levers set in a new configuration.
Two children ages 8 and 10 from the Middle East came to the Hospice as their mother was transitioning. After we met in the foyer and they learned how to improvise on this tuning, they were able to go back to the room and play for their mother. Lovingly she acknowledged them, smiled and finally closed her eyes. I am sure they will always remember that moment of playing the harp for her. They all seemed to know exactly what the song was.
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” – Victor Hugo
- Harps tune in C Instruction – Hava Nagila
- Harps tune in F Instruction – Hava Nagila
- Harps tune in Bb Instruction – Hava Nagila
- Harps tune in Eb Instruction – Hava Nagila
- Evening of Roses
We are excited to offer you the opportunity to save money on shipping by STREAMING the Creative Harping Lessons. We still offer the hard copies and for our International Students, it is most affordable to get them in bulk to save on the shipping costs.
But we now offer you the lessons where you can study on-line. They are not available to download onto your computer which means that you will always need to be on-line to view the lesson and practice with it. As with works of a composer, these are copyrighted and when you receive your access to the stream, the code is only intended for you and not to be shared.
Many will want to jump to the last lesson but the program has been systematically planned so that you will have the skills developed step by step to “hear”, “understand” and “implement” all of the components when you get to Lesson #10.
Most importantly to remember is that you are getting lessons here that will go on forever. When you go to a teacher and pay $50.00 for one lesson, you will realize that through the Creative Harping Program you are getting many multiple lessons in each DVD/Viewing for the cost of 1 lesson. This is a continuing lesson from the most beginner to the most advanced level of player.