Teaching Materials specially suited for Harp Therapy students

Below is just a small selection of the wide range of teaching materials, harps, accessories, audio-albums and various other products found at our Emerald Harp Shop! Why not take a visit now…

Cradle of Sound: a Harp Therapy Manual – Christina Tourin

Christina Tourin’s 600-page Cradle of Sound: the Harp Therapy Manual is widely regarded as the most complete and comprehensive book ever offered in the ever-expanding field of harp therapy.

Written by one of the world’s pioneers in therapeutic music, the Harp Therapy Manual addresses over 100 specific topics and aims to cover everything you could ever wish to know about harp therapy – including helpful practical information on how to become a professional harp therapy practitioner working in a variety of arenas particularly within healthcare and community services.

The book includes special contributions by: Donald Campbell, Joshua Leeds, Fabian Maman, Jeff Volk and other leaders in the field of Sound and Healing.

Topics include:

  • History, research and data: up-to-date statistics and information about harp therapy as well as its origins
  • Documented stories: true accounts that show how harp therapy has transformed patients’ lives
  • Personal glimpses: expert insights from the author about the harp therapy movement
  • Medical Curriculum: interactive work, ethics and etiquette in hospitals and other healing environments. Familiarity with hospital protocols as well as ward facilities and machines
  • Musical knowledge: including improvisation techniques, understanding modes, intervals, tempo, tonal quality and other musical elements
  • Musical techniques: including entrainment, inclusive attention, resonant tone, vibroacoustics
  • Sensitivity to subtle energies: including energy patterns, chakras, Chinese Five Elements, Tai Chi
  • Mysticism and Science: Music of the Spheres, near-death and out-of-body experiences
  • Instances where the harp can be used: Alzheimer’s disease, Attention Deficit Disorder, anxiety, autism, cancer, cerebral palsy, coma, dentistry, hearing impaired, migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, neo-natal, palliative care, Parkinson’s disease, pediatrics, etc.
  • Where the harp can be used: prisons, psychiatric hospitals, rehabilitation centers, Tai Chi centers, disaster relief situations, military establishments
  • Other Healing modalities: The possible interrelation with other healing modalities and therapies such as Alexander Technique, Reiki, Resonant Kinesiology, Aromatherapy, Toning, Transactional Analysis, NLP and Counseling
  • Starting a vocational practice: getting training and jobs, marketing, promoting harp therapy, etc.
  • The relationship between Music Therapy and Harp Therapy
  • Hospices and the dying process
  • The grieving process
  • Working with pets and other animals
  • Useful Resources: sources of suitable music, buying a harp for therapeutic use, The National Certification requirements for Therapeutic Musicians in the USA
  • And much, much more!

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Illuminations Healing Music Book/CD – C. Tourin

Read the opening text in the Illuminations Healing Music Book and begin working on the following selections – any level:

  • Little Dove or Unite (Earth Element)
  • Harbor Cove or Tranquility (Water Element)
  • Shadow Spirit or Annwyn (Wood Element)
  • Diamonds from Heaven or Cherubim (Fire Element)
  • Clair de Lune (see Fingering Guide Video on right)

These pieces have structure yet are unfamiliar (except Clair de Lune) and serve the various human elements. For the Metal Element, the Chanter or Scarborough Faire in the Dorian mode is appropriate.

There is also a CD – Illuminations that will help in learning the pieces.

Price $35.00/book,  $15.00/CD

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Inspirations Healing Music Book/CD – C. Tourin

  • The inspired stories how the compositions transpired
  • Info on Coda Notations
  • Wee bit o Celtic Iona History
  • A 4th Octave Overtone Piece with fourth octave overtone notes listed in the Key of C
  • Beautiful photos of Iona

Plus: The music in this book has separate arangements for 15 original compositions for:

  • Beginning harp players with therapy harps with the lowest string C below middle C
  • Some additional arrangements for Flute, Cello, Harp and guitar/keyboard chords
  • Intermediate and Advanced versions that match the key and format of the song as played by Christina on the recording

There is also a CD – Illuminations that will help in learning the pieces.

Price $35.00/book,  $15.00/CD

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The Creative Harping Series
– learning to play music by ear – and so much more!

For over two decades, the Creative Harping comprehensive teaching method has freed harp players from the written page, allowing them to create their own music and experience the joys of improvisation and ‘jamming’ with fellow musicians.
This ground-breaking tuition Series offers 10 unique Courses, delivered as a collection of video-lessons, and are available as DVD sets as well as via Online Streaming.
Each video-lesson is enhanced with beautiful scenery depicting the mood of the music, and each Course will introduce you to new songs to add to an ever-expanding repertoire for you to use as a springboard from which to jump into your own improvisations and creativity.

MUSIC DEVELOPMENT

Music Development in the Int’l Harp Therapy Program combines three elements
1. expanding repertoire
2. understanding and utilzing sound frequencies
3. learning how to improvise using the mode system.

The book and video/DVD series, Creative Harping – Modes for Moods is required
study for graduation. These ten beautiful teaching lessons take you on a progressive
journey of easy learning while you also enjoy nature scenery. Three camera angles
provide close-up hand views showing technique, improvisational patterns, and
exercises. Christina has developed her own instructional method which challenges
beginners, intermediate and advanced players. You can play along with the videos/DVDs
and the book. The book provides a comprehensive glossary of chords for improvisation
in different keys and their modes.

This series is a valuable tool for people who want to get a head start on music
development before they enroll in the course. In some cases with approval of the director,
Module 2 can be taken before Module 1 provided the first six videos have been studied.

FREE! CREATIVE HARP LESSON #1 – here

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Treasures of the Heart – CD

This CD album features 19 selections of Healing Harp Music from the practitioners of the
International Harp Therapy Program.It is soothing, delightful and diversified.

CD – $15.00

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This is just a small selection of the wide range of teaching materials, harps, accessories, audio-albums and various other products found at our Emerald Harp Shop! Why not take a visit now…