As a harp therapist, I am interested in using music to support sleep and create a gentle, healing space for people in need. On December 23, 2017 I made an improvised harp therapy recording and posted it on YouTube as a gift to anyone who might enjoy it or find comfort in the music.
My intention was for each segment of the improvisation to focus on the seven chakras and I used the seven modes to help me create those distinctions. The music is very calming for sleep or meditation.
About a week later an email came asking if I had the music because she felt it would be good for her soul to play it. So I transcribed the first segment. I decided it would make a nice gift to make available here in my shop. Perhaps you are interested in learning to improvise, this may give you some added support. Or maybe you have a student who is interested in therapeutic style.
In harp therapy, simplicity is very effective. My left hand stays with simple C Major harmony. You can count the rhythm with a steady, slow pulse or treat the ties like fermatas and just listen to the sound fade. As you play the right hand, feel as though you are speaking with gentle inflection and natural breathing.
If you would like to learn more about improvising with modes, you might enjoy exploring Emoji Modes from my shop. It gives you the tools for creating character with modes.
This digital download is a gift to you. Please print only for your own personal use. If you have students or friends who would like to play it, please send them here so they can explore the wide variety of music in my shop.
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