Listening challenge #4

Paharo Compana - a great tune I've been trying to fit into our ensemble rotation - this video gives me some ideas....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR3aqoTM5puWIjwknyakk4IOj59cqZrHMmgY74OfAcC98z6wOF3q1TKv0Ew&v=OjHINdX-IiY&feature=youtu.be

4 comments

  •  Sheilagh
    Sheilagh Nanaimo
    Wow! This was amazing! Since this is something I struggle with, all I could think of was his incredible timing. Not only because some parts were so fast, but because of the change ups from fast to slow, then fast again. I saw his feet moving a lot too. Does this mean there were a lot of lever flips going on? I loved this piece. Made me want to dance. :)

    Wow! This was amazing! Since this is something I struggle with, all I could think of was his incredible timing. Not only because some parts were so fast, but because of the change ups from fast to slow, then fast again. I saw his feet moving a lot too. Does this mean there were a lot of lever flips going on? I loved this piece. Made me want to dance. smile

  • Marilyn Rummel - Harp Canada Studio
    Marilyn Rummel - Harp Canada Studio
    This is a newish piece in the traditional style (mid 1900's I think) from Paraguay and the original has no lever changes. But the performer/arranger has added a few exiting bits to it, in the classical style with lots of footwork changes pedal. You can search for the tune on you tube and see many more traditional styles of playing.

    This is a newish piece in the traditional style (mid 1900's I think) from Paraguay and the original has no lever changes. But the performer/arranger has added a few exiting bits to it, in the classical style with lots of footwork changes pedal. You can search for the tune on you tube and see many more traditional styles of playing.

  • Kirsty
    Kirsty Nanaimo
    I would love to learn the "Bell Bird." I remember you playing it for us last year in ensemble class.

    I would love to learn the "Bell Bird." I remember you playing it for us last year in ensemble class.

  • Barb Stewart
    Barb Stewart Duncan
    What an amazing piece! My toes were tapping and I was "chair" dancing. Don't think I'll ever be able to get my fingers moving that fast and to be able to play that whole piece from memory is astounding. Was he playing LH octaves with slap or flat hand muting? And I wish I could play harmonics like that - sigh! Thanks for yet another fantastic example of how versatile the harp can be.

    What an amazing piece! My toes were tapping and I was "chair" dancing. Don't think I'll ever be able to get my fingers moving that fast and to be able to play that whole piece from memory is astounding. Was he playing LH octaves with slap or flat hand muting? And I wish I could play harmonics like that - sigh! Thanks for yet another fantastic example of how versatile the harp can be.

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