Mel Bay s Basic Harp for Beginners

Author: Laurie Riley
Publisher:
ISBN: 0786600217
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Music

A basic, easy-to-understand, step-by-step method about playing the harp. Extensively illustrated, this book is for musicians of all levels, requiring only an interest in learning to play the harp. The material in the book can be applied to any type of harp (with or without pedals) and any type of music. Specific topics covered include basic positioning, tuning, and techniques, etudes, and a colorful selection of folk harp solos. Each section of the book is arranged to show the most efficient way to learn quickly and as easily.

Basic Harp for Beginners

Author: LAURIE RILEY
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781609740023
Release Date: 2015-05-08
Genre: Music

A basic, easy-to-understand, step-by-step method about playing the harp. Extensively illustrated, this book is for musicians of all levels, requiring only an interest in learning to play the harp. The material in the book can be applied to any type of harp (with or without pedals) and any type of music. Specific topics covered include basic positioning, tuning, and techniques, etudes, and a colorful selection of folk harp solos. Each section of the book is arranged to show the most efficient way to learn quickly and as easily

Easy Celtic Harp Solos

Author: LAURIE STAR EDWARDS
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781609742256
Release Date: 2010-10-07
Genre: Music

Evoke the traditional sounds of the Celtic lands with these instrumental arrangements of songs for solo Celtic harp. These 25 tunes are Manx, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, Cornish, Hebridean, and Bretton, including pieces by Turlough O'Carolan and Robert Burns. Notes at the end of the book give insights into the meanings of the texts of the songs, aiding interpretation and inviting you to experience the ambience of the Celtic lands through their music. Lyrics for selected songs are given in the notes in English.

Harpsicle Harp Method

Author: Darlene Walton
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 0786681500
Release Date: 2009-06-23
Genre: Music

The Harpsicle Harp method book is an excellent tool for learning to play the Harpsicle Harp or any size harp from the very beginning. No musical knowledge is necessary to use this method. All the music is written in the keys of C Major and A minor, so no sharping levers or pedals are needed. The guitar chords are displayed above the staff, so the students can add to the written music, or other instruments can accompany the harp. The music is graduated from two fingers to playing with both hands. The music is labeled to allow the students to gradually learn the notes and fingering without stress or frustration. The method contains lessons on the parts of the harp, tuning, stringing, and taking care of your instrument. Also included in the method are reading music, time signatures and counting, placing and bracketing, finger drills, and much more. There are also eighteen songs, starting from very easy and continuing to add to the music, as the student progresses. All songs have labeled notes, to help the students learn notes and fingering. A DVD compliments the book, and follows up the written instructions, with video footage, so the student can visually see the method.

You Can Teach Yourself Lever Harp

Author: LAURIE RILEY
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781610655583
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Music

An updated, step-by-step method for playing the harp. This book can be used alone or with a teacher. the easy-to-follow method produces results for musicians of all levels, and even if you have no prior experience, and varying levels of difficulty are presented in arrangements of familiar musical pieces. All basic techniques and tunes are clearly and thoroughly explained. Specific topics include: how to use this book, how to sit with your harp, how to tune your harp, how to use your hands, plucking the strings, finger placement, basic structural concepts of music and 14 tunes.

First Lessons Folk Harp

Author: LAURIE STAR EDWARDS
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781619114319
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Music

First Lessons Folk Harp is designed for the beginner harp student who has no prior music training. In this book they will learn to read music notation, countrhythm, implement important fingering techniques, organize practice, tune a harp, play common bass patterns and make a decision about which kind of harp to play. Tips are included to help students get the most out of practicing. The songs serve as examples of harp basics, allowing the student to learn while playing vibrant melodies instead of repetitive or trite exercises. This book features traditional Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Canadian, American and Renaissance music. These songs will transport and delight audiences with their simplicity and profound clarity. They invite us to ancient landscapes steeped in mystery, and to experience the traditions of harping throughout the ages.This book presents two new note reading methods based on logical, predictable music patterns that employ cutting edge techniques. They were developed to move students beyond reading notes as single isolated symbols. The rhythm table compares the different note values and rests to each other and visually shows how they are related through counting out rhythm increments. Helpful photos define how important hand positions are on the harp. These are an immense resource forstudents, allowing them to avoid tension in their hands and prevent injury.Accompanying online audio allows them to play along as they learn.

Conditioning Exercises for Beginners And Advanced Harpists

Author: Carlos Salzedo
Publisher: G Schirmer, Incorporated
ISBN: 0793555396
Release Date: 1986-11
Genre: Music

inch....this work is likely to become a standart work very quickly and is to be recommended to all schools where recorder studies are undertaken inch. (Oliver James,Contact Magazine) A novel and comprehensive approach to transferring from the C to F instrument. 430 music examples include folk and national songs (some in two parts), country dance tunes and excerpts from the standard treble repertoire of•Bach, Barsanti, Corelli, Handel, Telemann, etc. An outstanding feature of the book has proved to be Brian Bonsor's brilliantly simple but highly effective practice circles and recognition squares designed to give, in only a few minutes, concentrated practice on the more usual leaps to and from each new note and instant recognition of random notes. Quickly emulating the outstanding success of the descant tutors, these books are very popular even with those who normally use tutors other than the Enjoy the Recorder series.

Fun with the Folk Harp

Author: ROXANA GOODWIN
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781609745134
Release Date: 2010-10-07
Genre: Music

Want to get started playing the harp? This book will show you how. Written explanations and plenty of songs help you play right away. You're introduced to the symbols used in harp music, the basics of note reading, and fingering. There are new pieces, old pieces, silly pieces, and serious pieces for you to play. and there is a part showing you how to care for your harp and replace strings. Take this book home and learn on your own, or take it to a teacher and get some specialized help. It works both ways!

50 Irish Melodies for All Harps

Author: Sylvia Woods
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0936661151
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Music

(Harp). 50 wonderful traditional and contemporary Irish melodies arranged by Sylvia Woods for both beginning and advanced hard players. Songs include: The Castle of Dromore * Cockles and Mussels * Danny Boy * The Gartan Mother's Lullaby * Killarney * Limerick Is Beautiful * My Wild Irish Rose * Sweet Rosie O'Grady * Warin' o' the Green * When Irish Eyes Are Smiling * Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral * and more. Also includes an alphabetical index and an index of first lines. Spiral bound. Playable on both lever harps and pedal harps.

Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp

Author: Sylvia Woods
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0936661429
Release Date: 1987-05-01
Genre: Music

This book teaches the student step by step how to play the harp. Each of the 12 lessons includes instructions, exercises, and folk and classical pieces using the new skills and techniques taught in the lesson. --from publisher description.

Harp Exercises for Agility and Speed

Author: Deborah Friou
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 096281203X
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Music

(Harp). This book was designed to help harp players develop and maintain strength, suppleness, and agility in the fingers and hands. It is intended for use by players of all levels. The repetition of patterns common to the harp should enable the player to perform with greater ease and confidence.

Fifty Christmas Carols for All Harps

Author: Sylvia Woods
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 096029905X
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Music

For beginning and advanced harpists. Each is arranged in an easy version and a more difficult version. Each carol also contains lyrics and chord indications for harpists or other instrumentalists. The two arrangements can also be played as a duet. Songs include: Angels We Have Heard on High * The Boar's Head Carol * Coventry Carol * Deck the Hall * The First Noel * God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen * Hark! the Herald Angels Sing * I Saw Three Ships * Jingle Bells * Joy to the World * O Holy Night * Silent Night * The Twelve Days of Christmas * Up on the Housetop * We Wish You a Merry Christmas * and more.

Beginning Autoharp Instruction Book

Author: Bonnie Phipps
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 145742035X
Release Date: 2005-05-03
Genre: Music

This step-by-step approach to learning to play the autoharp will help beginners and teachers understand the many ways in which this versatile instrument can be used. You will learn a variety of strumming techniques, how to work the chord bars, how to use the different areas of the strings effectively, how to play songs and simple melodies, and even a brief history of how the Autoharp began and developed.

Making Playing and Composing on the 10 Stringed Lyre Harp

Author: Abbot David Michael Thd
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692268537
Release Date: 2014-08-04
Genre:

This is the only book in print that provides detailed step by step instruction to even the novice in making, playing and composing on the ancinet 10 stringed Lyre-Harp. This harp called a Kinnor by the Israelites dates to the time of King David and has been an instrument of importance for over 3000 years in many cultures. This simple construction method in fully explained steps with pictures reveals the secret thoery behind how resonance is designed and created in an instrument. This is a must have books for any stringed instrument maker whether they are just beginning or advanced in their skills.

You Can Play the Harp

Author: Victoria Lynn Schultz
Publisher:
ISBN: 0972707603
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre:

You've always wanted to play an instrument; and what could be more beautiful and soothing than the sound of the harp? This book is designed to get you started on your journey. The ultimate goal is to inspire and encourage you to find a teacher in your area and learn even more.