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  • Counting and technique

    Posted by Fiona Webb on 29 June, 2021 at 8:33 am

    Hi, I am not sure where to ask this.

    I am learning to play Can’t help falling in love, late beginner, small harp, version.

    In measure 6, 14 and 27 , how do you count the right hand, that is the notes in treble clef. The three noes, d,e and f with the number 3 written underneath.

    Thank you


    Aimee replied 10 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Katharina Kleidosty

    30 June, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Hi Fiona,

    Those are triplets! This means that three notes of equal length fit into a space where it’s usually two notes of equal length. Or rather, in this case, the half note is divided up into three equal triplets rather than two quarter notes. Counting triplets is a little difficult, as the second beat comes in somewhere in the middle of the second triplet. If they happen in the second half of a 4/4 measure, like in this piece, the first triplet is ON three, the second triplet is slightly before four, and the third triplet is just after beat four. Try playing it lazily, with feeling, and don’t worry too much about counting accurately, but make sure to continue in tempo with beat one in the next measure. It will feel natural after a bit of practice.

    I hope my reply helps you rather than adding to your confusion! 😅

  • Aimee

    3 July, 2021 at 2:14 am

    I don’t have an answer to your question, but where did you find the small harp version? When I look at the course in the shop it says for 33 strings and higher. I was so disappointed!

    • Katharina Kleidosty

      3 July, 2021 at 1:22 pm

      Hi Aimee! The late beginner small harp version does not have a video course. You can find the sheet music in the shop. If you buy this late beginner piece, both the version for big harps and for small harps are included.

      • Aimee

        24 July, 2021 at 11:53 am

        Ooh! Thank you so much!