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After the Rain Course

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“After the Rain” is written to sound like water dripping off the trees from a much-needed rain here in Cape Town, South Africa. It’s very simple but sounds really peaceful and lovely. It’s a great piece to work on basic technique while playing something that sounds good.

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Difficulty level & Skills required

Early-Beginner: The right and left hand share the melody, and each hand never has more than two notes per bar. The melody is a repeating pattern that you will become familiar with. Only fingers 1 and 2 are used.

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Lever harps: 15 string harps (C to C) and larger.

Lowest note is middle C. Highest note is G, an octave and a half above middle C.

The piece is in the key of C. No levers are needed.

Video Course with multiple lessons to learn After the Rain, which currently includes free sheet music for After the Rain.

After the Rain

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  1. One person found this helpful
    cayla Dickenson

    Wonderfully, simply taught

    cayla Dickenson (verified owner)

    Accurate Difficulty Level? This felt like the correct difficulty level

    Wonderfully, simply taught. Love how you sometimes make a mistake and call it out and how you smile and laugh about the whole process making it all so joyful. As it should be!!

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    Serena Carta

    Loved it!

    Serena Carta (verified owner)

    Accurate Difficulty Level? This felt like the correct difficulty level

    I love ho Christy explains! She made fall in love with the harp even more!

    You can find my cover on instagram: eren_plays_for_her_soul and TikTok (full version) Nena_daisy

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  3. Rose Rozon

    I really have enjoyed your on-line teaching

    Rose Rozon (verified owner)

    Accurate Difficulty Level? This felt like the correct difficulty level

    I really have enjoyed your on-line teaching and I think this song is beautiful. It is wonderful to start playing an actual lovely song instead of songs like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, etc when I am just starting my second month of playing. I still play those to in order to keep practicing along with the beginning books, but I am especially loving your instruction. I plan to keep practicing and perfecting this song, and then I will continue on with your courses! I love them! 

    When I tried to learn to play the harp over ten years ago there was nothing like this, and I gave up. I never gave up my will to learn and after over ten years away from the harp I was determined to start again, and bought a Harpsicle Grand Harp and your on line courses are helping me fulfill my dream 🙂

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  4. Shanti Supramaniam

    Shanti Supramaniam

    Accurate Difficulty Level? This felt like the correct difficulty level

    Easy to follow and love the way it was taught step by step. Definitely makes me feel more confident and prepared for the next song !

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  5. Amanda Westrum

    A really positive learning experience

    Amanda Westrum (verified owner)

    Accurate Difficulty Level? This felt like the correct difficulty level

    “Hi! I just wanted to say that this was a really positive learning experience. I was able to go from zero experience with any harp to being able to play After the Rain at full speed in two days (many hours of practice though..)! I’ll probably keep playing it for a few days to make sure I don’t sacrifice technique for speed, but I had so much fun with this.

    There’s something about the way you teach that really makes it feel like I have my own music teacher. I used to play piano with a teacher, and when learning technique especially I feel like it is so important to have someone who reminds you to hold your hands right or complete your motions. I can get completely lost in learning the melody, so it is nice to get those gentle reminders. I’m so glad you do this!

    In general, the video tutorials I’ve completed so far (The course for complete beginners + After the Rain) give the impression that everything is very well designed. There are clear thoughts about the “”path”” that each person might be on from the moment they start playing the harp, and no unfamiliar concepts are mentioned in passing without first having been explained to us. It makes the whole learning experience feel very cohesive.

    I truly look forward to my next video course from you – you’ve created an amazing and positive community here :)”

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  6. Karen Chou

    A beautiful piece!

    Karen Chou (verified owner)

    Accurate Difficulty Level? This felt like the correct difficulty level

    It is a beautiful piece! I happened to play it once when raining, and it felt like I was harping near a waterfall. The techniques in the video were also helpful. I would be very confused with which fingers to use without the lessons! Looking forward to the next one.

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  7. Autumn Norton

    Fun first song!

    Autumn Norton

    Accurate Difficulty Level? This felt like the correct difficulty level

    I loved this course as a first intro to playing harp! It is easy to slow down and work your way up to playing at full speed with the videos, and the tune isn’t boring! I’ve played around with learning some basics with other instruments but never really felt like they were what I wanted to commit my time to. These videos are fun, inspiring, and helped me decide harp was the instrument i really want to play for hours every day!

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  8. Amanda Westrum

    Excellent course

    Amanda Westrum (verified owner)

    Accurate Difficulty Level? This felt like the correct difficulty level

    I tried this right after completing the course for absolute beginners (“How to Play the Harp: Start here”). When I heard this piece I thought “Well, I’ve just managed to identify the strings on my harp, and now I’m somehow supposed to be able to play a full melody?”

    If you’re thinking the same thing and you’re not sure if you’re ready, I’m here to tell you that you are. Christy-Lyn breaks everything down in really simple terms. Because of how she explains things, you won’t end up just mimicking what she does – you will really understand what she does and why.

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  9. Stephanie Peck

    I love the way you teach!

    Stephanie Peck (verified owner)

    Accurate Difficulty Level? This felt like the correct difficulty level

    Your courses were recommended to me by a local harpist who no longer gives lessons due to covid. 

    I love the way you teach! It helped me to focus on my technique, fingering, and timing. Breaking down the pieces into simpler, easier bits definitely helped in these areas for me. And all the while, making me look forward to practicing, not dreading it. I had found your videos on YouTube, before I even got my harp, and fell in love with them. Christy-Lyn, you are an amazing, helpful, teacher! Thank you! -Megan Peck, 15 years old

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  10. Stephanie Peck

    Perfect For New Harpist!

    Stephanie Peck

    Accurate Difficulty Level? This felt like the correct difficulty level

    I have had experience with the piano and flute, but never with the harp. This was the first real lesson I’ve had since getting my harp. It was super easy to learn, sounding lovely, while mastering the basics. It doesn’t get technical, so you actually can know what you’re doing. It mad me focus on my timing and counting. Both of which I hate doing. But I now I don’t mind doing it as much as I usually do. I would definitely recommend to beginners, who have and haven’t any musical background. Loved It!!

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  11. Carolyn Chapman

    I love your teaching style

    Carolyn Chapman (verified owner)

    Accurate Difficulty Level? This felt like the correct difficulty level

    I love your teaching style. Love how you do different speeds to allow us to not feel rushed through learning.

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  12. Mitzie McElhaney

    After the Rain

    Mitzie McElhaney

    Accurate Difficulty Level? This felt like the correct difficulty level

    I am a total beginner and don’t know how to read music well yet and have never played any instrument so it was all new to me. This course took me from total beginner to having this first lovely song down well! The instruction was clear and in small enough chunks for a newbie to work my way through slow and steady. It was perfect for a total beginner like me!

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  13. Jennifer Fournier

    Excellent

    Jennifer Fournier (verified owner)

    Accurate Difficulty Level? This felt like the correct difficulty level

    After the Rain was excellent. My in-person teacher wanted me to learn a piece without relying on sheet music so that is how I learned this. The small segment videos were perfect. I am basically brand new to the harp and learned this piece in less than a week…I still need to fine tune timing and smoothness but I feel the hard part is done. Excellent course.

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  14. Cynthia Hauris

    After the Rain

    Cynthia Hauris (verified owner)

    Accurate Difficulty Level? This felt like the correct difficulty level

    I have never had music lessons before. I wrote the letters of the notes on the music to help me follow the song. Now I have it memorized. Don’t know what course to take Baby steps.

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  15. Lisa Szwec

    A really great course

    Lisa Szwec (verified owner)

    Accurate Difficulty Level? This felt like the correct difficulty level

    This is a really great course to review technique after a hiatus from the instrument. Nicely organized!

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  16. Britta Voight

    Love this as a beginning piece

    Britta Voight (verified owner)

    Accurate Difficulty Level? This felt like the correct difficulty level

    Love this as a beginning piece. The repetitive notes helps me to remember them as well as work on technique with utilizing both hands.

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  17. Amber Edwards

    Very encouraging piece for a beginner

    Amber Edwards (verified owner)

    Accurate Difficulty Level? Easier than expected

    I loved this lesson, I took the free YouTube series course and learned good basics then began After the Rain. I thought that it was a great starting song and really helped me with my technique. I also have been super encouraged by learning such a pleasant song right away. It was so easy to understand and follow I learned it (not fluently yet) in a week! My one piece of feedback would be maybe a troubleshooting section towards the end. I had a little trouble with some things along the way. But overall I loved it 10/10!

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