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The Faces of “The Harp Store”

The Faces of “The Harp Store” Part 1 Texas is fortunate to have John Gill, master woodworker and certified Dusty Strings and Triplett repairman. John also does full string changes, and some pedal harp work


Tips to Play – Essence of the Swan

Tips to Play – Essence of The Swan <p>A few helpful hints for those learning this beautiful piece. Enjoy the tutorial YouTube made by Mary Radspinner.</p>


Tips to Play – Wise Woman Tango

Tips to Play – Wise Woman Tango <p>In this short video, Mary Radspinner shows several practice methods to help facilitate a very smooth upward arpeggio as found it Carol Wood’s “Wise Woman Tango” found in


The Plague Sessions CD

We are really enjoying this CD!  The playing is excellent and the selections are unique, fun and beautiful. Scroll down to see the actual print music.  The music is played on lever harp exquisitely by


Dona Nobis Pacem

“Dona Nobis Pacem”  means ‘Grant Us Peace.’  It is a simple song in a meter of 3, and is usually sung or played as a round. It is simple yet powerful. The song has been


Diana Stork’s Harp Crossings

Harp Crossings by Diana Stork An inspiring book rooted in the music that connects us all. <strong><a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Harp Crossing</a></strong>s will both challenge and relax you.</p><p>Diana Stork has been well known in the international


The Beatles Medley Harp Trio

The Beatles Medley for Harp Trio <h2>Arranged by Joyce Rice</h2> <img src=”” alt=”” width=”176″ height=”264″ />Once upon a time a 4-year-old girl from Massachusetts named <strong><a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Joyce Rice</a></strong> started playing the harp. Since


The harp music of Stephen Foster

Composer Stephen Foster was born on July 4, 1826, the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  He blended classical music with the popular music of the day, influenced by the current


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If you don’t have a program to unzip your files you’ll have a challenge! Recently I bought a small laptop for my zoom lessons. This laptop did not come with winzip, or any other kind of program that unzips these folders. The computer kept wanting me to purchase winzip for $29.  I found another program that does a great job, and it is free. 7-zip unzips all my compressed (zipped) folders! It is open source and you can find out more here:

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