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.

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.

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

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.

Suzuki Harp School

Author: Mary Kay Waddington
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 0739049275
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: Music

Contents are: Sonatine No. II (Johann L. Dussek) * Valse Isabel, Op. 16 (Van Veachton Rogers) * Sonatina, Op. 36, No. 1, Allegro, Andante, Vivace (Muzio Clementi) * Tango (Carlos Salzedo) * Rondo (W. A. Mozart) * Promenade a Marly (Annie Challan)

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.

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.

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.

Harmonica For Dummies

Author: Winslow Yerxa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118880791
Release Date: 2014-10-20
Genre: Music

Master the harmonica fast with this fun, easy guide Everybody loves the sound of a harmonica, and the thought of learning to play one is even more appealing. The instrument's portability, versatility, and affordability make it a great choice for those interested in learning how to produce the unmistakable, signature sound found in many styles of American music. With Harmonica For Dummies, you can learn to master the harmonica faster than you ever thought possible, even if you have little to no playing experience. This easy-to-use resource is filled with tips, tools, and instructions that will have you playing in no time. In Harmonica For Dummies, you'll find an accessible format designed to help you access new techniques, songs, and styles of playing. Accompanying digital content and interactive tools will help you learn the nuances of playing harmonica and give you the know-how to use this versatile instrument to its fullest potential. Provides you with a high-quality, comprehensive instructional manual Instructs you with detailed instructions and tips to help you learn to play quickly Written in a clear, easy-to-understand format complete with accompanying audio/video content Helps you improve your playing and embrace the many musical styles that have made the harmonica an iconic instrument The harmonica is a very accessible instrument, but only those with the right instruction and direction will be able to experience the joy of using it for accompaniment and solos. Let Harmonica For Dummies guide you through the learning process and make you a harmonica expert in a flash!

Music Theory and Arranging Techniques for Folk Harps

Author: Sylvia Woods
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 093666102X
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Music

(Harp). This book teaches harpers step-by-step the music theory and techniques they need to make their own arrangements. Subjects covered include chords, inversions, keys, accompaniment patterns, transposing, and much more. The book gives plenty of examples and includes more than 90 pieces on which the students can practice their newly gained skills as they progress through the book. Spiral-bound.

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.

A String in the Harp

Author: Nancy Bond
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442465947
Release Date: 2012-06-19
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A family in mourning...an ancient bard... and a harp key that brings them together. When fifteen-year-old Jen Morgan flies to Wales to spend Christmas with her family, she's not expecting much from the holiday. A year after her mother's sudden death, her father seems preoccupied by the teaching job that has brought him and Jen's younger siblings to Wales for the year. Her brother, Peter, is alternately hostile and sullen,and her sister, Becky, misses Jen terribly. Then Peter tells Jen he's found a strange artifact, a harp key that shows him pictures from the life of Taliesin, the great bard whose life in sixth-century Wales has been immortalized in legend. At first Jen doesn't believe him, but when the key's existence -- and its strange properties -- become known to the wider world, the Morgans must act together against a threat to the key...and to their family.

Celtic Music for Folk Harp

Author: LESLIE MCMICHAEL
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781609740450
Release Date: 2010-10-07
Genre: Music

This book is intended to be an introduction to a style of music which has a long and noble history that is inextricable intertwined with that of the ancient harp. the tunes contained in this book were chosen for their playability on the folk harp as well as for ease of separating into categories of skill.

Chromatic Harmonica Lessons for Beginners

Author: LearnToPlayMusic.com
Publisher: LearnToPlayMusic.com
ISBN: 9789825321682
Release Date: 2014-05-02
Genre: Music

Teach yourself how to play harmonica with our easy harmonica lessons for beginners. ***Comes with online access to free audio demonstrating all examples. Hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along.*** "An excellent introduction to the chromatic harp. Each song is a little more complex and involves new techniques. This book is a great buy if you are serious about learning the chromatic harmonica.” - William A. Graham Jr. [Amazon] Progressive Chromatic Harmonica contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great chromatic harmonica player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson chromatic harmonica tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of chromatic harmonica. Basic knowledge of how to read music and playing harmonica is recommended but not required to teach yourself to learn to play harmonica from this book. Teach yourself: • How to play chromatic harmonica notes and scales including the harmonica blues scale • All the fundamental techniques of how to play blues harmonica including slides, rhythms, slurs and expressive techniques • How to play blues harmonica licks and harmonica rhythms used in beginner harmonica songs • Practical harmonica theory for learning how to read harmonica music for beginners • Harmonica tips and harmonica tricks that every player should know when learning harmonica • Shortcuts for how to learn harmonica fast by getting the most from chromatic harmonica practice sessions Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the harmonica today. Features include: • Progressive step-by-step easy beginners harmonica lessons written by a professional harmonica teacher • Easy-to-read harmonica music • Photos and diagrams • 60+ chromatic harmonica exercises and popular easy harmonica songs for beginners in folk harmonica, blues harmonica, jazz harmonica, rock harmonica and classical harmonica styles • Jam along band backing tracks for practicing your harmonica improvisation Beginner harmonica lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the harmonica, fast. LearnToPlayMusic.com's harmonica lessons for beginners are used by students and harmonica teachers worldwide to learn how to play harmonica. For over 30 years, our team of professional authors, composers and musicians have crafted harmonica lesson books that are a cut above the rest. We offer a huge selection of music instruction books that cover many different instruments and styles in print, eBook and app formats. Awarded the 'Quality Excellence Design' (QED) seal of approval for eBook innovation, LearnToPlayMusic.com continues to set the standard for quality music education resources.