We harpists all have our own practice style. You might not have thought about it until you discovered some of your harp friends have very different ways of practicing. Maybe this made you wonder if you’re practicing the right way or doing it all wrong.
In today’s episode, I review the first 2 practice styles - maybe one of those is yours! - and I’ll tell you everything you need to know about practice style 3 - The Beagle - the strengths, the challenges and if you’re a Beagle, you’ll learn how you can use your Beagle superpowers to make consistent progress in your harp playing.
I know it sounds a little goofy, but bear with me. This is important because when you understand your own preferred style of practice, you can practice more effectively which will save you time and help you get your pieces finished faster. And that’s a HUGE win.
And at the end of the show I will give you a point-by-point comparison of all three practice styles. Don’t worry - all three are good, there are no bad dogs here!
Harp Mastery® News :
But first I wanted to give you a special invitation. If you’re listening to this around the time this episode is published which is May of 2021, I want to invite you to a brand-new Harp Mastery® challenge. Everyone loves a challenge and I’m excited about this one. It’s called Build, Extend, Advance and it’s the technique course you wish you had when you started the harp. It’s actually a technique course that I have designed as a 21-day challenge. You see, while technique maintenance is something we harpists always need to do, from time to time we need to go deeper, back to the critical building blocks of harp technique and then to intentionally extend those concepts and finally to advance our skills. All it takes is a relatively short period of time and the right focus.
This challenge is like a spa vacation for your technique. With just 15 short, easy-to-follow lessons and 4 LIVE virtual seminars, you can refresh and rejuvenate your technique (or build it from scratch, if that’s where you are!) as well as advance to the next level or beyond. And we are doing this challenge together starting June 1st.
All you need to do is to look at the show notes for this episode and head over to Harp Mastery® to sign up and join us. All of the members in my online community My Harp Mastery will be participating so it’s going to be really fun.
And now it’s time to talk practice styles.
Links to things I think you might be interested in that were mentioned in the podcast episode: