Lever Harp Toolkit: Chords, Keys and Patterns 

6-Week Course from June 9 through August 25, 2021 

Meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays for 3 months 

75 minutes, 7:30-8:45 PM, Eastern Time Zone 

7.5 hours zoom time, plus PDFs and relevant videos

Fee  $112.50 (PAYABLE above)

Topics and Tunes MAY Include: 

Major and Minor Chords and Inversions 
Chord Substitution in arrangements 
Left Hand Patterns 
Chord Melodies in Right Hand 
Playing from Lead Sheets 
Minstrel Boy 
Ellan Vannin 
She Moved Through the Fair 
Mo Ghile Mear (extended arrangement) 
Dear Irish Boy 

Culmination Project: 

Create your own arrangement to a song taught in class and learn lots of options as the weeks proceed.


Harp Toolkit Summer 2021 Workshop Series



"Harp Toolkit" Summer Workshop Series June-August 2021

Workshops for Lever Harp

Choose from this selection or contact Lorinda to request a custom presentation.

  • Traditional Irish Music: songs taught by ear
  • Patterns for Left Hand Accompaniment
  • Chords and Inversions
  • Modes/Scales/Keys
  • Learn how to put together "tune sets" by applying knowledge of modes
  • Exercises in successfully putting the right and left hand together
  • Harp Ensemble: play using multiple parts for an orchestral sound
  • Lead Sheets: work from just melody and chord lines
  • American Folk Music
  • Arpeggios for calming, energizing, and improvising
  • Learn the modes available on the diatonic harp
  • Lullabies and Laments  
  • Music Around the World: international beauties
  • Amplification: basics of setting up and running a small amp
  • Harps in Healthcare
  • Overview of Music Therapy
  • Yoga for Musicians
  • Appalachian tunes
  • English Country Dance Tunes
  • Warm-ups from well known tutorials
  • Rounds
  • History and Tunes of the Ancient Harpers
  • Classical Themes arranged for the Lever harp
  • Dance tunes: waltzes, polkas, reels
  • Mindful Practice for an Enjoyable Performance


harp weekend

John C Campbell Harp Weekend with Lorinda Jones and Angi Bemiss 2015

2015 class

John Campbell Beginning Harp Class 2015


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John Campbell Folk School Beginning Harp Class 2012

Harp Class 2010

John Campbell Folk School Beginning Class 2010

Continuing Harp Class 2013

Continuing Harp Class, John Campbell Folk School 2013

                  Online Music Lessons                    & Video Tutorials

To help keep you making music, I am offering private & group lessons via Zoom.  

     You can learn

  • beginning mountain dulcimer
  • continuing mountain dulcimer
  • folk harp  

 To sign up for a group or private lesson, contact Lorinda here. 

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