This DVD will give a beginner a good start and enhance the progress of someone already taking lessons. It can be useful to players at other levels, too: improvising, composing or learning by ear. Includes secrets to harmony, chords, hand position, tone production, arranging, left-hand development, rhythmic patterns and much more. Laurie Riley, a well-known harpist, instructor, and recording artist, has traveled throughout North America performing, teaching workshops on harp, and judging major Celtic and folk harp competitions. Laurie writes: “When I first bought a harp, I was eager to make beautiful music right away. It took some time for me to figure out a few simple tunes, and lots of practice to make the music truly satisfying. As my playing improved, I learned many secrets about making music on a harp. If only I’d known this at the start, I thought, I could have been playing almost immediately. With the information on this video, being a creative musician is within reach.” Length: 1 hour 30 minutes.