T33 Harp patterns and the spoken word

5-days from Sat 6th to Wed 10th April - 9:00am

Merchiston Courses - Classroom Space


There are many exciting ways to use the harp to create atmosphere, emotion and interest when working with stories or poems.  In this very practical course we will explore creative ways to take tunes, chord sequences and rhythmic patterns and develop them into melodic variations and motifs which are perfect for weaving with the spoken word.  Along the way there will be some good tunes and lots of tips and techniques for telling amazing stories and poems.  This course is designed with the intermediate harp player in mind, though other levels are welcome.

Tutor: Heather Yule - Heather has taught and performed on the clarsach throughout Scotland and at various events in the USA and Cape Breton, Canada. Heather is involved in the Scottish traditional storytelling scene, which has its base in Edinburgh's Scottish Storytelling Centre. She has performed in Europe, Scandinavia and North America as a traditional storyteller, enchanting audiences of all ages with her unique way of combining harp music and story.