FAQ

If you have a question, scroll down to look for the answer. If you don’t see it,  use the search field.  If you still don’t find your answer, use the “Ask a Question” form.

If you are a full Academy Member, you should be able to access all the pages that are linked in the following categories.

If you’re in a stand-alone class, you should have access to the pages that are for the class you’re in, but you won’t have access to all of them. 

If you think you should have access to a page you don’t have access to, use the “Ask a Question” form to let us know exactly what page you’re tryng to get access to.  Please take the time to explain it clearly and give us the URL (link) to this page and tell us exactly what page you can’t access

Tech Questions

Tech Questions (this link will open all the tech questions in a separate tab)

Below is a list of all “Tech Question” posts

Q: Zoom Chat & Online Meeting Protocol & Troubleshooting

Q: Who can see what I post in the private HHA Facebook group?

Only group members in private and secret groups like the HHA Facebook group will see any posts or comments made Read more

Q: How do the audiofiles work and how do I download them [FAQ]

We try to put a downloadable audio file below every video. You should be able to listen to the video Read more

Q: How to Log into the Academy

You may have trouble logging into Hip Harp Academy in the future or maybe a friend is having trouble logging Read more

Q: How to Create A Youtube Account and Upload a Video to YouTube

Q: How to Videotape (for Newbies)

Are you new to videotaping yourself playing and to uploading videos to YouTube for the class to see?  Scary stuff?  Read more

Q: What are some reasonably-priced microphones for recording harp?

I still don’t have a perfect solution for recording harp (except to use an electric harp)! But I had a Read more

Q: What if I’m a technophobe?

One of the things technophobes (like I was!) love about this course is that they become so more web-and-tech savvy Read more

Q: What if I am not tech savvy?

Even people who consider themselves completely non-tech-savvy are able to access and enjoy the course. Some people even say that Read more

Mindset Questions

Mindset Questions (this link will open all the mindset questions in a separate tab)

Below is a list of all “Mindset Question” posts

Q: Do you have strategies for overcoming performance nerves?

I personally like to set up sequentially more ‘intense’ situations — like starting by doing performances for my cats (not Read more

Q: I feel behind in class – what should I do?

Don’t worry. You’re not BEHIND. You’re AHEAD. You’re way ahead where you were at the beginning of the class, and Read more

Q: How do you motivate yourself to continue playing with passion and enjoyment, even if people are not listening?

In the past, when I played for events, I found it liberating to just have the time to experiment without Read more

Musical Questions

Musical Questions (this link will open all the musical questions in a separate tab)

Below is a list of all “Musical Question” posts

Q: How to Create a Dominant Chord (if you know nothing about theory)

Someone asked me one day how to create a dominant chord if they knew nothing about harmony or music theory, Read more

Q: How do I set my lever harp in different keys? What key do I tune my STRINGS in?

We made this page in response to a question from a student who was confused when people said things like: Read more

Q: What if I have trouble memorizing/remembering music?

My personal suggestion is “don’t try to remember” – just get more and more comfortable creating ‘whatever you create in Read more

General Questions

General Questions (this link will open all the general questions in a separate tab)

Below is a list of all “General Question” posts

Q: How Does the Yearly Membership Work? What if I Fall Behind?

Hip Harp Academy is a yearlong program, so when you sign up you’re signing up for the whole year, so Read more

Q: Final “Beginning” Project Display Page – HHT2016 – Hip Harp Toolkit 2016

Wooooohoo!  Enjoy the Final “Beginning” Projects below and please add your congratulations, appreciation and takeaways below in the comments. Remember: Read more

Q: Where can I buy Pluck-U merchandise?

You can purchase all of the Pluck U merchandise at this link: http://www.cafepress.com/hipharp

Q: Can I get a refund?

Your Hip Harp Academy membership is billed on a monthly, or annual basis. We operate a strict no-refund policy. No Read more

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we now offer payment plans. They are slightly more than the cost of paying for your Hip Harp Academy Read more

Q: Do I have to do the homework?

I encourage everyone to do the homework – but you can think of it as “applied play.”  Each homework assignment Read more

Q: How long is Hip Harp Academy?

You are signing up for a 12 month commitment when you sign up with Hip Harp Academy. During that time Read more

Warmups

Note that, depending on your membership level, you may not have access to all of the resources below.  To get full Access, make sure you have full-level membership by registering at HipHarpAcademy.com

Below is a list of all “Warmups” POSTS & PAGES

This link will open all the Warmup POSTS in a separate tab. Or click on each separately below.

Note: Many of the following resources are from replays of webinars or other trainings. 

  • [JHW-M01] Warm-Ups 1A & 1B
    Jazz for Harp Modulating Warmups. With 1-6-2-5 Arpeggios (Warmup 1A), 1-6-2-5 Jazz Waltz (Warmup IB), and 1-6-2-5 Bossa Rhythm (Warmup 1C). Includes PDF links and video demonstrations.
  • [SHJ-CR-c] Warmups
    Multiple warmups for Summer Harp Jam preparation. Includes Bossa, Jazz Waltz, several chord progressions, Melody Movement vs. Bass, Latin Play-Along, and much more. With video demonstrations and links to PDF files.
  • 1-4-5 Webinar Warmups
    Video replay of webinar on the 1-4-5 progression, known to some as “La Bamba!”
  • 1-5-6-3 // 4-1-4-5 Warmups
    3 warmups on 1-5-6-3//4-1-4-5 progression (known as the Pachelbel progression) and a chart for Señor Pachelbel in C. Includes play-along audio files.
  • 1-6-2-5 Bossa Introduction – Rhythm and Melody Warmups
    Video demonstrations of Bossa Nova Rhythm Warmups on the 1-6-2-5 progression. Includes link to PDF file.
  • Looper Call & Response Games!
    Video of “Call & Response” game. Includes audio file.
  • Mini-Rhythmic Warmups
    Video demonstration of 6 rhythmic warmups. Includes link to PDF file.
  • Modulating Warmups 01
    3 warmup exercises (arpeggios, scales, and classical patterns) that modulate from the key of C Major to the key of F Major. Includes video demonstrations and a link to PDF file.
  • Physical Warmups – Yoga for Harpists from von Lücken
    This presentation of stretches and yoga positions was created specially for us – the Hip Harp Academy – by Dr. Ingo von Lücken to help us prepare our bodies for practice – and relax them afterwards.

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