HS audio files



Want to hear your lesson material? Here are a number of files from Harp Start Bk 1 that you can use to listen to what you're learning, or play along with...


Walking the Trestle

slower with clicks This one has a tick track to show you the replacing. Where ever you hear a tick your finger should replace exactly.
Remember, the pattern is: down, up, in, out, down, up, in, out, etc. Down is playing thumb, up is replacing thumb, in is playing the #2, out is replacing #2, so you'll hear notes for down and in and ticks for up and out 
  quicker no click This one has no clicks and is a bit faster. Play along when you can do the first one well.

Echo Bay

slow lots of time to open your hands, and play. You can also brush all the position, and let the file play the individual notes.
A la Claire Fontaine quite quick  
Joy to the world med tempo use the first part of this to help with the timing of the glisses
Brian Boru's March med tempo might be a little quick to start playing along with, but good to hear how the rhythm goes...
The Water is Wide pretty fast when you've learned the individual placings very well.
  slow with pauses there is a little pause after each placing to get your fingers back - if you have a built-in metronome in your head, this may drive you crazy. But it may help you to play along smoothly.
Thetis Island Waltz melody just the melody. You can play along, or experiment with some of the accompaniments you've learned
  accompaniment this is a combo of the patterns below the tune. See how many you can identify, or just enjoy playing the melody along with the "back-up" band.
And from Bk 2:    
April Point Rain med slow This is all 3 parts played together. Let me know if this works for you to practise with, or if you'd like individual parts.  Note that the backup to the solo part is repeated 4 times (total), so you can play the background at least twice, and then play a solo over it, etc. Then it is back to the top.
Lullaby By Brahms 1/4 = 68 A good tempo to play at, slow and calming. Playing along with the computer may be more pleasant than a metronome, and will serve to practise with a steady tempo.