Harp Blog

Read about Amanda Whiting’s latest performances, collaborations, and teaching work.

Just finishing a new advanced harp book

It has been a busy year. A beginner jazz book, an album and a new book for advanced harpists. The new book (to be made available on pdf) is for the advanced harpist and will contain lead sheets as well as arrangements of new pieces. The lead sheets are pieces from...

Mixing the new album

  Nearly there. One day of mixing left and the album "Back to it" will be ready. Chip Wickham on Alto flute has added his fairy dust and the tracks are sounding lovely. The album is truly in the land of jazz and I hope that the nod to Dorothy Ashby and Alice...

World harp Congress 2020

Today I’ve been with my colleagues looking at proposals for the WHC2020 which is to be held in Cardiff. There are so many talented and diverse harpists out there. Cardiff is in for a treat. I’ve been trusted with the Jazz and World harp category but there are so...

Just finishing a new advanced harp book

It has been a busy year. A beginner jazz book, an album and a new book for advanced harpists. The new book (to be made available on pdf) is for the advanced harpist and will contain lead sheets as well as arrangements of new pieces. The lead sheets are pieces from the...

Mixing the new album

  Nearly there. One day of mixing left and the album "Back to it" will be ready. Chip Wickham on Alto flute has added his fairy dust and the tracks are sounding lovely. The album is truly in the land of jazz and I hope that the nod to Dorothy Ashby and Alice...

World harp Congress 2020

Today I’ve been with my colleagues looking at proposals for the WHC2020 which is to be held in Cardiff. There are so many talented and diverse harpists out there. Cardiff is in for a treat. I’ve been trusted with the Jazz and World harp category but there are so many...

Recording the new album

The last two weeks have been superb. The album that I have been writing for the last 9 months has come to life. Recording in Fieldgate studios, Penarth, with Jon Reynolds on drums and Aidan Thorne on Bass and Paula Gardiner leading us in the right direction, we put...

Working on the New album and new jazz harp book

The new album is finished on the page and now rehearsals start. 10 tracks and a whole host of possibilities. John Reynolds on drums, Aidan Thorne on bass and Chip Wickham will guest on alto flute. We hit the studio in September and I can't wait to start recording. As...

Harp music on the go!

So many beautiful events around the country to post about. I thoroughly enjoyed playing for Cardiff University on a few occasions over the last few weeks. I studied in Cardiff and it is always lovely to play for their events. "Just a quick note to say thank you very...

A new book is on the way

I have spent the last few months writing a new book for classical harpists who want to play jazz. Pedalsliders Harp books already has a series of Jazz harp books but this book is more of a method book enabling the classical mind to access the jazz rhythms and...

Great few weeks

The last few weeks have been inspiring working with college students in Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Birmingham Conservatoire. Yesterday In Birmingham we were joined by an amazing soul singer Judith...

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