You’ve Got Rhythm! Part 1

Rhythm comes alive with animation, songs and interactive computer “practices”!  There are stories and songs about Beat, Rhythm, Note names and Note lengths.  Ten “practices” reinforce all the concepts and range from keeping the beat, to putting notes in order by length, clear up to rhythmic dictation with combinations of eighth and sixteenth notes.  Click this link to see a preview:  Rhythm Story.

 Then go to to download a copy ($14.00).  Part 2 should be available in 2017 and will concentrate on Rhythmic addition, Time signatures, and Counting.

Hands-free Tuner

korgThe Korg AW-1 Micro Tuner is perfect for harpists!  It clips onto a tuning pin for hands-free tuning.  The clip is also a pick-up so the vibrations go directly into the tuner.  And, it’s extremely small — easy to slip into your pocket.  Do you tune to 442?  It’s easy to calibrate.    Easy to read, small, accurate, hands-free — what more could you want?

Available from Lyon & Healy and Kolacny Music.

From Sight to Sound, Basic Navigation

Sight to SoundThis is the first volume published in the Sight to Sound series. It primarily addresses pre-reading skills such as: Left to Right, Lines and Spaces, Seeing the staff as a picture of the harp, Looking from Music stand to Harp, High and Low.  These are the basic skills to help navigate from the written page to the instrument.  It is most useful for very young children and/or those who may have learning difficulties that prevent them from learning to read easily.  Available from Lyon & Healy and Kolacny Music.

Variable speed CD player

cd playerDid you ever want to play with the CD but it was just too fast?  This CD player can change the speed of the music without changing the pitch!  What a great practice tool!  It can also change the pitch if the CD is slightly different from your harp.  Many other features like a built in metronome and tuner are also included.   You will need headphones or speakers to use it.  Powered with AC adaptor or batteries.  Search on line for:  Tascam CD-VT2.