Beginner Harps Assignments for 9.15.2017

Beginner Harps Assignments for 9.15.2017

Good job during class! The first day is always a little overwhelming and you girls did great 🙂
First, practice the top 2 songs on page 3 of your harp book. Think about good posture! Elbows out, thumbs up, palms parallel with the strings and keep all the fingers you aren’t using flat against your palm. Each time you pluck the strings using finger 2, make sure to pull your finger all the way into your palm for a nice, full sound! As you practice, I want you to say the note names aloud and go slowly 🙂 After you do that, try playing Harp Song, and Big Brown Bear. Remember that all of the songs on this page begin on C. It’s either Middle C when your right hand is playing, or Low C when your left hand is playing. All of the black notes, which are quarter notes, get one beat, and all of the hollow notes get 2 beats.