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16Aug
Digging deep, climbing high... What if you play the harp (not the harmonica..), and you love the blues? You give in and buy a guitar... or you bend over backwards and do it on a harp! Brenda got herself a solid body electric harp and found a guitar teacher willing to explore the blues-ness of the ...
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15Aug
Driven by the urge for a direct and honest connection with her instrument ànd her audience, Brenda started to explore the possibilities of pure improvisation. No limits, no boundaries, no rules other than maintaining a certain tension, breathe, and connect with the harp and the ...
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15Aug
The harp is a great addition to the traditional selection of instruments involved in jazz. One of Brenda's main goals as a harpist is to get this point across both by playing and by spreading the word. Together with Sabine Meijers, she has founded the International Jazz Harp Foundation, with the ...
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16 Aug

Digging deep, climbing high...

What if you play the harp (not the harmonica..), and you love the blues? You give in and buy a guitar... or you bend over backwards and do it on a harp!
Brenda got herself a solid body electric harp and found a guitar teacher willing to explore the blues-ness of the harp with her. Several years later, she moved to London where she is currently upping her game in the midst of blues piano players. Exploring a righteous function and place for the harp in blues (and americana) is her quest for this decade.
It turns out that the equipment is an issue, and she made a true technical research project out of trying to improve the harp's bending possibilities and to get the right sound. That is still ongoing, but both the blues idiom and the combination of major and minor chords and scales appear to suit the lever harp quite well!

Apart from all that theory: it just a blast!

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