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The music in this video is wonderful. Lovely listening and interesting sounds. 
 
In our latest photo meet-up we saw some photos of this amazing thing. I don’t know if I’ll ever experience them live and in person, but I can dream. Meanwhile, here’s some music about it. (You have to crank up the sound a bit … or at least I did.)…
In our latest photo meet-up we saw some photos of this amazing thing. I don't know if I'll ever experience them live and in person, but I can dream. Meanwhile, here's some music about it. (You have...
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Studies show that compared to those exercising without any music playing, having classical music playing in the background helps relax the body.
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Join us for our 10th Annual Benefit Celebration! RESERVE TODAY! TheLyraSociety_Invitation. To mark this special milestone we are throwing a lively party featuring a unique melding of bluegrass, classical, and rock genres. Enjoy the unprecedented combination of the DePue Brothers Band, ...
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Paryaguayan harp has low tension making it easier to play these repeated notes than it is on a concert pedal harp with high tension. Wonderful effects they can create! 
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How do different conductors look like at the same moment of extasis of a Mahler symphony?

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To many of us who still listen, this won't be a surprize. 
What is the colour of your favourite song? Don't be surprised. According to a new research from the University of California (UC), whether we are listening to Bach or the blues, our brains are wired to make music connections depending on how the melodies make us feel.
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+Frank Rockenfeller Yes! There's color in everything. I think the color of things affects whether or not I like it. 
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Helpful Harp Hint Tuesday: Expand Your Thinking

Thinking enharmonically can make the difference for a harpist between a piece being impossible or not. Here's an example to get you started thinking about possible options. In this old gem, melodic notes are spelled theoretically correct, a practice that is often less than practical. Note first the Gdim chord with the A# in the melody. Remember your theory training, it's the same as B flat, which is in the chord. The complication for a harpist is that the two pitches, as named, A# and Bflat are found on different strings. It's not like the black keys on piano. 

Expand your repertoire by expanding your thinking. Learn to respell chords at sight. When you do, you'll find that you're able to sight read music you'd once thought impossible. 
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harpist Barbara Ann Fackler
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Hearing harp music captured my heart as a 4 year old and I still find it magical. Specializing in performance, teaching and publishing arrangements for pedal and lever harp as well as for horn and harp.