Key Techniques for Harp
Key Techniques for Harp  Ref: SM470
Contents

1-3 Basic skills : damping and placing
4-7 Thumb choke
8-11 Short plait
12-13 Break
14 Thumb slide
17 Study : The Gentle Fall of Rain
18-20 Practising gestures with both hands
21 Study : Both Hands Now
22-25 Half scratch
26-28 Forked Choke
29-30 Sliding the 4th finger
31 Study : Magnus the Elk (strathspey)
32 Back hop
33 Tune: Humpty Dumpty’s Reel 
34 32 ‘dirrum’
35-42 Bee’s plait
43 Study :The Beekeeper’s Reel
44 Tune : Off the Wall (reel)
45-46 Little finger plait
47 Great plait
48 Study : Oldshoremore (slow air)
49-50 Beat
51 Study: Harp Beat
52-53 Four finger plait
43b Study : The Beekeeper’s Reel part B
54-59 Double choke
60-63 Double plait
64 Back of the nail
65-66 Finger Fling
67-70 Thumb wrinkle
71 Finger shake
72-74 Exercises : Decorated Scales
75 Single Scratch
76-77 Double Scratch
78 Leap ?, Untitled
79 Study : The Leap Year
80-81 Use of compound gestures when ornamenting traditional music
82 Some piping-style decorations
83-84 The coupled hands approach

Tunes:
85 Honey on my Porridge (march) wire arr. & gut arr .
86 The Rhymer’s March wire/bray arr. & gut arr.
87-96 The Lights of Cluanie
97-98 Composite decorations & two-handed variations

Tunes
99 Thug mi gaol do’n fhear bhan
100 Cumha h-Irteach 

Sources for the techniques & further study