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the pop lesson Series - BLACKBIRD

5 Lesson Series FOR $89

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Learn all about sixteenth note rhythms while you master the Intermediate arrangement

of this classic Beatles hit.

The Pop Lesson Series: BLACKBIRD contains 5 video lessons, each approximately 40-60 minutes in length.  Some practice time is built into each lesson making each video roughly equivalent to a 60-90 minute lesson.  You will have access to the entire video series for 12 months, so you can proceed thru the lessons at your own pace and return to any areas that may need a little extra work.  the lessons each build on the previous one and are meant to be viewed in chronological order.  A minimum of at least 5 practice sessions will likely be needed between each lesson.

Once you have purchased the Series, you will receive an email confirmation within 72 hours containing class information, a teaching copy of the arrangement, and video site passwords.  The lessons are stored on a private video site and only registered students will have access to the lessons.  In addition, registered students will also receive - 

  1. A hard copy of the arrangement via mail.
  2. A Series of Worksheets  developed specifically for the online series and complete with my fingerings and brackets.
  3. A series of audio practice MP3's organized by lesson.
  4. Instructional rhythm PDFs.

HARP SKILL REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS SERIES


  1. PIVOTS - (changes in direction) in both the right and left hand.
  2. Basics of 16TH NOTE RHYTHMS - eighth, sixteenth and dotted quarter notes and rests.
  3. LH and RH CROSSUNDERS
  4. PLACING GROUPS OF 3 AND 4 fingers at the same time.
  5. TIED NOTES
  6. LEGER LINES
  7. some experience and comfort with LEVER/PEDAL CHANGES
  8. experience using a METRONOME
  9. familiarity with standard INTERVAL FINGERING

Students should also have BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS and a high speed connection is recommended.


A thousand years - The Pop Lesson SEries

5 Lesson series for $79

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The Video Lesson Series: A THOUSAND YEARS contains 5 lessons, each approximately 20-40 minutes in length.  Some practice time is built into each lesson making each video roughly equivalent to a 45-60 minute lesson.  You will have access to the entire video series for 12 months, so you can proceed thru the lessons at your own pace and return to any areas that may need a little extra work.  the lessons each build on the previous one and are meant to be viewed in chronological order.  A minimum of at least 5 practice sessions will likely be needed between each lesson.

Once you have purchased the Series, you will receive an email confirmation within 72 hours containing class information, a teaching copy of the arrangement, and video site passwords.  The lessons are stored on a private video site and only registered students will have access to the lessons.  In addition, registered students will also receive - 

  1. A hard copy of the arrangement via mail.
  2. A PDF of my teaching copy of the arrangement developed specifically for the online series and complete with my fingerings and brackets.
  3. A series of audio practice MP3's organized by lesson.
  4.   An instructional rhythm PDF.

HARP SKILL REQUIREMENTS  

  1. PIVOTS - (changes in direction) in both the right and left hand.
  2. ROLLED CHORDS - 
  3. FUNDAMENTALS OF 6/8 RHYTHM, counting while playing
  4. Understanding of EIGHTH, SIXTEENTH, and DOTTED QUARTER notes and rests.
  5. Comfort with 4-2-1 FINGERINGS IN THE LEFT HAND
  6. JUMPS in the left hand accompaniment, playing a single note with the 4th finger and jumping up for a chord.
  7. PLACING GROUPS OF 3 AND 4 fingers at the same time.
  8. TIED NOTES
  9. LEGER LINES
  10. LEVER HARP TUNING for the key of Bb
  11. experience using a METRONOME.

Students should also have BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS and a high speed connection is recommended.



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FREE SHIPPING on all BLACKBIRD orders thru 12/24/17

(including the Pop Lesson Series)

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Order the POP LESSON SERIES DUO - both Series for a special price of $135.

Receive a hard copy of both A THOUSAND YEARS and BLACKBIRD, plus 10 instructional lessons complete with Worksheets, Audio practice loops and Rhythm pdfs.

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(EXPIRES 12/24/17)

    Intermediate and advanced Harp solos - $12


    *JUST RELEASED*

    int/Adv pedal/lever arrangements of


    the beatles - Blackbird



    • Moon River - Int. pedal/lever version

      Henri Mancini classic from the motion picture "Breakfast at Tiffany's".  3 page arrangement of this famous jazz waltz in the key of C.   Arranged for INT. pedal and lever harpists. Lever or pedal changes on Bb, Ab and F#. Requires low C. $12

      To watch a video excerpt of this arrangement  click here.

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    • Good Good Father - INT. Pedal/Lever version.

      As recorded by contemporary Christian recording artist, Chris Tomlin.  Lower INT to INT, arranged for pedal and lever harp in the key of A.  No lever or pedal changes.  Lyrics included.  Requires low D.  $12

       To watch a video excerpt of this arrangement - click here.

      To purchase this arrangement click here.


    • hallelujah - INT Pedal/Lever version

      Leonard Cohen classic arranged in the key of C for INT Pedal/Lever harp with one lever/pedal change on Ab.  Requires low C.  $12

      To watch a video excerpt of this version click here.

      To purchase this arrangement click here.

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    • hallelujah - Adv. lever/pedal har

      Leonard Cohen classic arranged in the key of C for ADV Pedal/Lever harp with one lever/pedal change on Ab.  Requires low C.  $12

      To watch a video excerpt of this version click here.

      To purchase this arrangement click here.


    • a thousand years - INT. Pedal/lever harp

      Christina Perri favorite from THE TWILIGHT SERIES: BREAKING DAWN. Arranged for INT Pedal/Lever harp in the key of Bb with no pedal/lever changes. Requires low E. $12

      To watch a video excerpt of this version click here.

      To purchase this arrangement click here.


    • A thousand years - Adv. pedal/lever harp

      Christina Perri favorite from THE TWILIGHT SERIES: BREAKING DAWN. Arranged for ADV Pedal/Lever harp in the key of Bb with no pedal/lever changes. Requires low C. $12

      To watch a video excerpt of this version click here.

      To purchase this arrangement click here.


    • Make you feel my love - INT. Lever Harp

      Bob Dylan classic covered in recent years by Adele, Garth Brooks and Billy Joel.  Arranged for INT Lever harp in the key of Bb with lever changes on F# and G#. Requires low C. $12

      To watch a video excerpt of this version click here.

      To purchase this arrangement click here.


    • Make you Feel my love - ADV. Pedal harp

      Bob Dylan classic covered in recent years by Adele, Garth Brooks and Billy Joel.  Arranged for ADV pedal harp in the key of Bb. $12

      To watch a video excerpt of this version click here.

      To purchase this arrangement click here.


    • blackbird - Int. lever harp

      Beloved Beatles song arranged for INT lever harp in the key of G.  Lever changes on D, C, F and B.  

      To watch a video excerpt of this version click here

      To purchase this arrangement click here.

    • blackbird - Int. Pedal Harp

      Beloved Beatles song arranged for INT pedal harp in the key of G.  Pedal changes on E, C, F and B.  

      To watch a video excerpt of this version click here

      To purchase this arrangement click here.

    • blackbird - adv. pedal harp

      Beloved Beatles song arranged for ADV pedal harp in the key of G. 

      To watch a video excerpt of this version click here

      To purchase this arrangement click here.

    • Late Night Harp CD - $10

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      "... think a cozy fire, a class of cabernet and this CD... the remarkable solo debut from award winning pop and jazz harpist, Michelle Whitson Stone.  Elegant, soulful, and understated..."  CD BABY


      To listen click here.

      1. A Day in the Life of a Fool
      2. Emily
      3. The Water is Wide
      4. The Very Thought of You
      5. The Look of Love
      6. My Romance
      7. A Child is Born
      8. Eleanor Rigby
    • 55 minute skype/facetime lesson - $75

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      Live online lessons are available for former and current Studio students as well as new students who possess a solid technical foundation in harp. Skype/Facetime lessons require a reliable internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.