Winter Blues ~ Louise Bell

Winter Blues ~ Louise Bell

“I often smile and look at the camera, but for this video I wanted to express the wintry mood by not engaging in this way.” ~ Louise Bell Louise Bell presents her “Winter Blues,” expressing the melancholic feeling of Winter. Louise uses the resonance of...
Pachelbel Beyond the Page ~ Marylin Waupoose

Pachelbel Beyond the Page ~ Marylin Waupoose

“The bride was grateful and happy with how the harp looks and sounds, and she loved that I played the Pachelbel. She said that I made her wedding magical.” ~ Marylin Waupoose Want to take a familiar piece of music beyond the page? That’s what Marylin...
Jolijne Viergever “Wretched Blues”

Jolijne Viergever “Wretched Blues”

“It has given me more tools in my toolbox, which builds to the performer I want to be.” ~ Jolijne Viergever Travel to “JoJo’s Lounge,” where Jolijne Viergever performs her sultry “Wretched Blues.” Jolijne uses harp, voice, looper, improv and costume to...
Carol Henley’s Sleep Guide (for “mature” audiences)

Carol Henley’s Sleep Guide (for “mature” audiences)

“Before being in the Academy, my harp and I were at odds. I was trying to master it, conquer it. Now I see the harp as an extension of myself” ~ Carol Henley Having trouble falling asleep? Carol Henley offers this humorous tutorial for ‘mature” audiences....
Bluesy Meditation ~ Cherrie Mooney’s Calming Blues

Bluesy Meditation ~ Cherrie Mooney’s Calming Blues

“I learned that there is a difference between playing the Blues and playing with a Bluesy feel. I tried to incorporate both in this piece.” ~ Cherrie Mooney Ever consider playing the Blues as a meditation? That’s what Cherrie Mooney did. She took her harp...
Anthropomorphic Blues ~ Diane Giorgi finds her Character(s) in the 12-Bar Blues

Anthropomorphic Blues ~ Diane Giorgi finds her Character(s) in the 12-Bar Blues

“Being in character helps diffuse some of the self-consciousness and angst of playing before a camera.” ~ Diane Giorgi Have you ever wondered what it might look like if every 12 measures of music wore a different costume?  Diane Giorgi did!  But she...
ELDERKIN – Charlene (USA) “The Crazy Co-op Customer Blues” (BHS3)

ELDERKIN – Charlene (USA) “The Crazy Co-op Customer Blues” (BHS3)

One thing I love about teaching at Hip Harp Academy is getting to see the “Final Beginning Projects” that each student does. This is a culmination of Charlene Elderkin’s experience in the Blues Harp-Style class – and this is just the beginning! This post is from a...
GOODIN – Karen (USA) “Tolly’s Winter Blues” (BHS3)

GOODIN – Karen (USA) “Tolly’s Winter Blues” (BHS3)

One thing I love about teaching at Hip Harp Academy is getting to see the “Final Beginning Projects” that each student does. This is a culmination of Karen Goodin’s experience in the Blues Harp-Style class – and this is just the beginning! This post is from a...
KOLE – Annelies (Netherlands) “Clean Up Blues” (BHS3)

KOLE – Annelies (Netherlands) “Clean Up Blues” (BHS3)

One thing I love about teaching at Hip Harp Academy is getting to see the “Final Beginning Projects” that each student does. This is a culmination of Annelies Kole’s experience in the Blues Harp-Style class – and this is just the beginning! This post is from a series...
BARNABY – Jade (Australia) “Storage Room Blues” (BHS3)

BARNABY – Jade (Australia) “Storage Room Blues” (BHS3)

One thing I love about teaching at Hip Harp Academy is getting to see the “Final Beginning Projects” that each student does. This is a culmination of Jade Barnaby’s experience in the Blues Harp-Style class – and this is just the beginning! This post is from a series...

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