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The sound of a harp has magical properties to soothe, to heal, and to bring peace. Now that new, affordable models have become available, learning to play the harp can be more than just a dream. Harps come in many sizes, shapes, and styles, but a simple, lightweight harp, suitable for both children and adults, is all you need to get started.
Introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by Portuguese immigrants, the Ukulele was developed in the 1880's from a lineage of small guitar-like instruments. While the word ukulele is often translated as “jumping flea,” Hawaiian Queen Liliʻuokalani, said it means “the gift that came here,” from the Hawaiian words uku (gift or reward) and lele (to come). Its small fingerboard and soft nylon strings make for easy chording, and its gentle voice can be quite soothing.
This course offers comprehensive instruction in the language and mathematics of music. It is a good option for someone who knows an instrument but cannot read music, or someone who reads, but needs to strengthen knowledge of theory. The theory course is also helpful to musicians who want a deeper understanding of composition or who want to put their musical ideas in print.