the listening challenge week 3

Samantha Ballard was one of Elizabeth's studnets at UBC. If people are learning any of Elizabeth's pices, I send them to Samantha's recordings - a great reference.

But this is the Smetana's famous Moldau.  It was written for orchestra but harp transcriptions are very popular. If you love this, you can find a zillion more people playing it on YouTube.

It could get you saving up for pedal harp - just too chromatic for levers - and I don't say that easily

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMqBvaUke6k

3 comments

  • Barb Stewart

    Barb Stewart Duncan

    Amazing to watch her hands and her concentration is total. Don't think I'd ever be able to co-ordinate my hands that well, let alone adding foot pedals into the mix. Very inspiring!

    Amazing to watch her hands and her concentration is total. Don't think I'd ever be able to co-ordinate my hands that well, let alone adding foot pedals into the mix. Very inspiring!

  • Katrina C.

    Katrina C. Duncan

    This rendition is a delight to listen to. I second the comment about the hand coordination and fluidity. I will be watching some more for my hand work.

    This rendition is a delight to listen to. I second the comment about the hand coordination and fluidity. I will be watching some more for my hand work.

  • Lesley

    Lesley Duncan

    Wow this is such a big piece! She has beautiful technique. Arms are so relaxed !i enjoyed it, but I though there was even more drama needed...but I'm sure that will come.

    Wow this is such a big piece! She has beautiful technique. Arms are so relaxed !i enjoyed it, but I though there was even more drama needed...but I'm sure that will come.

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