Written under the supervision of Donatien Laurent for the Music Instructor National Diploma of the Cefedem of Brittany, my dissertation Pedagogy of the Celtic harp (in French: Pédagogie de la Harpe Celtique) is available for downloading at the end of this article. The teaching of the Celtic harp has significantly changed during the last twenty years. With profound musical and cultural divergences, do the pedagogical tools created by the teachers meet the challenges of a traditional music performed on the instrument?
Two weeks before one of the main harp events of the year, there’s still time to book your holidays to Scotland. For more than thirty years (see the article Song of the Oak and the Ivy), the Edinburgh International Harp Festival invites musicians from all over the world with Edmar Castaneda and Park Stickney, among the stars of the present edition.
Because your body and mind are going to be under stress, a good preparation is necessary for a recording session as well as for a concert. The first time is always a time of surprises and we discover ourselves more and more all along. Here are ten tips to better anticipate what should be a precious moment in your musical life: