Reverie Harp Playing Techniques
Below you will find videos that will walk you through a variety of playing techniques that you can use to play your Reverie Harp. These techniques are simple and accessible to anyone regardless of music ability or prior experience.
Tuning Your Reverie Harp
A tuned Reverie Harp is a happy Reverie Harp. This is a skill that you want to get comfortable with. If you pick up your Reverie Harp and want to play but it is out of tune, you don't want to have to put it away because you aren't comfortable tuning or it seems like it will be a big hassle to get it in tune. And this need not be the case. With a little bit of practice you'll be able to tune your Reverie Harp quickly and easily.
Here's a couple of suggestions to help set you up for success:
- For the first week or two, try to tune your Reverie Harp once a day. This will help you get comfortable with the process and will also help your harp stabilize as it acclimates to its new environment.
- If you are new to tuning and you find it takes you a while, that is OK. Maybe set aside a time to tune your Reverie Harp and then set aside some time later in the day to just play your Reverie Harp. You'll be more relaxed and comfortable tuning your Reverie Harp if you don't feel like having to tune is getting in the way of playing.
The best thing about the Reverie Harp is that there are no wrong notes and there is no wrong way to play. This is a boon to so many people that don't know anything about music or have never considered themselves to be musical.
In this video, I offer lots of encouragement to help you get past the idea that you need to learn how to play or that you have to know what you are doing. The unique design of the Reverie Harp means that you can just let go of any ideas and find what sounds good.
Strum and Pluck
Strumming and plucking strings on the Reverie Harp are the two most basic things you can do and this is a great place to start. In the video I demonstrate several different ways to strum and pluck the strings to help jump start your own creative exploration.