This is for the complete beginner, just starting out. The idea is that you work through each day one at a time, you don't have to go back to day 1 after day 2 - just keep moving forwards.
The name was inspired by the eating your five fruit and veg a day. But in this case we have four bars on each line, four lines on each page. This version is for people with a nyckelharpa tuned ACGC (known as C tuned).
There are six weeks to this course. At the moment there is a mix of audio lessons and video lessons. Videos are being made for the audio lessons. To gain access to the course you can either be a monthly subscriber or pay a one time access fee. (That will get you this course, but not the others)
NH4aD Week 1
The aims of Week One are to play beautiful notes. Each more beautiful than the last.
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NH4aD Week 2
This is week 2 leading on from week one. We're going to go down onto the second string. Choose either the C string or D string lessons.
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NH4aD Week 3
Week Three is ready to go. All feedback is greatly welcomed as it can be used for future exercises. Still time to get your feedback in for Weeks One and Two. They can go towards anything that needs re-writing or carried over to Week Four! Only new notes this week, gradually extending higher. No new rhythms, just consolidation of what has been played in the previous two weeks. Note: there are D tuned nyckelharpa versions for each day.
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NH4aD Week 4
We are still aiming to play beautiful notes and at the same time gradually extending the range down onto the bottom G string. Remember to play the exercises nice and slowly concentrating on the sound that you are making rather than speed. To gain access to Week Four please click the Buy Now button, this goes to our shop and then I'll email you with a pdf file with a password it in. Note: there are D tuned nyckelharpa versions for each day.
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NH4aD Week 5
This week we are adding a couple of notes on the G string and going up one note higher to F. We are also going to be looking at the dotted quaver : semi-quaver pattern in both 4/4 and 6/8. To gain access to Week Five please click the Buy Now button, this goes to our shop and then I'll email you with a pdf file with a password it in. Note: Versions for D tuned nyckelharpas are included on each page.
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NH4aD Week 6
Week six is all about consolidation, but we do get to meet our first polska! The final couple of videos are being edited and uploaded. These include the tunes played on C and D tuned nyckelharpas.