Principles of Playing
  Teaching in a group

  I. Basic Knowledge

     1. Sitting position
     2. Holding the Plectrum
  3. Plectrum style
     4. fingers-style plucking
     5. Our notes' sings
  6. Tuning
     7. Qualities of sounds

  II.  Playing

    1. Contents of playing
        a) Playing one string
        b) Playing two strings
        c) Playing accompaniment
    2. Creativity
a) General
         b) Composing
         c) Composing board
         d) How to improvise
         e) Imp. with drawing
         f) Progressing   
  III. Music pieces
      Go to the Pieces...


The New Music Educational Project My Ancient Harp Playing [Creativity]

Composition and Improvisation

In most of the units in this program (building the instrument, teaching how to play it…) we guide and instruct the students leaving little room for the students to express their individual creativity.

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In the units dealing with composition and improvisation the student is given a real opportunity to create something of his own, and that is the importance of the subjects of composition and improvisation.
Teachers should introduce this important subject as soon as the students know the basics how to play.

The goal of the method presented here is to create an experience of success, and therefore it should be taught logically and technically at the beginning. But though the first stage might seem technical, as the students acquire skills and use their imagination and creative talent they will be able to write plenty of pieces of their own.

It is important to note that every program must include at least two pieces written by students, which will be adapted to be played by the whole group. These pieces will be part of the concert at the end of the program.

Note: As long an only two strings are installed our exploration of improvisation and composition will be limited. We will expand it after we have installed the third string, and therefore the following examples refer to three stringed instruments.


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