The links below will take you a variety of informative and educational videos about harps and harp players. Enjoy!
Informational "How-To" Videos by Sylvia Woods
Sylvia has made a series of informative videos about parts of the harp, and how to tune and change strings on your harp.
Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp by Sylvia Woods
The 5 video excerpts from the 1 hour and 40 minute companion DVD to the Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp book by Sylvia Woods include: How the Strings are Laid Out on the Harp, Proper Hand Position and Placing, Using a Music Stand with Your Harp, How to Play Glisses and Harmonics, and A Sample Lesson (George Brabazon).
Harp Music Books by Sylvia Woods
Want to know more about Sylvia Woods' music books? Sylvia has created informative videos for 22 of her harp books. Each video is about 2 to 5 minutes long. She discusses: what pieces are included; the playing level and harp range needed to play the music; if fingerings, lyrics and chord symbols are included; and lots of other fun and useful information about the book. You'll see sample pages and hear Sylvia playing some of the pieces in the background. This is a fantastic way to learn about Sylvia's books, and decide which ones you want to buy.
Harp Demonstration Videos by Sylvia Woods
Sylvia Woods has created a series of 9 harp demonstration videos where she plays a variety of harps to help you compare the tone and sound of each model. There are 7 individual videos of Dusty Strings Harp models, plus a video including all 7 models in one continuous video. The video of the FH-34 harp includes 3 harps in various woods: walnut, cherry and bubinga.
There is also a video of a Fullsicle Harp by the Harpsicle Harp Company.
Patrick Ball Videos
Watch scenes from Patrick Ball's live one-man show.
Kathryn Cater Videos
Kathryn has created videos of some of her compositions from her books.
Mildred Dilling Vintage Video
This amazing 10 minute film was made in 1940 when Mildred Dilling was 47. It was made to be shown as a short before the main feature in a movie theater. She talks about the harp and plays three selections.
Los Angeles Harp Students Send Wishes to Japan
Harp students from an inner-city elementary school have made a video for the children in Japan affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disasters.
Harpo Marx Vintage Videos
Here are some classic clips of Harpo Marx with his harp.
Ray Pool "3's A Chord" Video
Ray Pool offers short descriptions and demonstrations of the elements in his 3's a Chord book.
Peter Wiley Video
Master harp technician Peter Wiley shows how to replace a bass wire string on a pedal harp, or other harps that use pedal harp bass wire strings. This video is a production of the Sylvia Woods Harp Center.
Sylvia performs her silly original song Harper's Are Not Bizarre
Excerpts from Sylvia's 1983 TV appearance on the Soundboard TV show
Sylvia Woods Harp Center
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An excerpt from Huell Howser's PBS show Visiting featuring the Sylvia Woods Harp Center
The Sylvia Woods Harp Center Harpsicle Marching Band spreading holiday cheer in the 2004 Montrose Christmas Parade
Videos of Harps by Dusty Strings
Dusty Strings Harps has provided us with these wonderful videos of their harps. The audio tracks were all recorded with the same microphone placement for all the harps. There were no effects or equalization added, or other manipulation of the sound. All tracks were played by Harper Tasche.
These videos are ©
by Dusty Strings, and used here by permission.
- Ravenna 26
- Allegro 26
- FH26 - maple and walnut
- Ravenna 34
- Crescendo 34
- FH34 - bubinga and walnut
- FH36H - walnut
- FH36S - bubinga, maple, saple, and walnut
Use of the Peak Folding Plastic Music Stand
Sylvia shows you how to assemble this handy music stand.
A representative from the Peak company shows you how to use the iPad stand.
How to Make Your Own Harp Cover
Janet Lanier has made an informative video on how to make your own harp dust cover. If you have basic sewing skills and a sewing machine, you can create a beautiful harp cover for yourself.
More videos coming! Check back often for more fun and informative videos!