Mel Bay s Basic Harp for Beginners

Author: Laurie Riley
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

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

Celtic Music for Folk Harp

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.

You Can Teach Yourself Lever Harp

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.

Basic Blues Harp

Author: Phil Duncan
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 0786650788
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Music

This 5 1/2" by 8 " QWIKGUIDE teaches all the basics of blues harmonica Written for the 10-hole diatonic harmonica in C in notation and tablature (arrows and hole numbers) with chord symbols, this beginners text offers instruction on vibrato, bending tones, crossharp style, blues progressions, and tunes. Most of the tunes include lyrics, which in some cases emphasize the technique or skill being taught in an exercise. In addition to the original blues and boogie exercises used to teach specific skills, eight traditional songs are included: Old Joe Clark, When the Saints; Amazing Grace; Worried Man Blues; This Train; Midnight Special; Standing in the Need of Prayer; and Lonesome Road Blues. All of the exercises and tunes are performed on the attached CD. "Also available in Japanese from ATN, Inc."

Exploring the Folk Harp

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781610650366
Release Date: 2016-01-28
Genre: Music

Written in a supportive, easy-to-follow style, this big book covers just about everything of interest to harpers, beginning through advanced, and is recommended by players and teachers as an excellent tool to better understand your instrument. It combines a reference on such topics as types of harps, maintenance, harmony and chords, ear playing, arranging, singing, improvising, instructions on how to simplify and personalize the music to suit your playing level and much more with a full range of harp arrangements from Celtic to Classic, including a special emphasis on Renaissance music. The 46 titles include Ash Grove, Greensleeves, Danny Boy, Gymnopedie No.3, Cielito Lindo, Amazing Grace, and more, with complete lyrics

Rock Harp

Author: Tony Glover
Publisher: Oak Publications
ISBN: 9781783234554
Release Date: 1981-07-01
Genre: Music

Tony 'Harp Dog' Glover. Everything from the basics of cross position and bending notes to playing in the styles of rock greats. Detailed chapters on rhythm fills, tonal effects, electric harp and much more. Illustrated.

Chromatic Harmonica Lessons for Beginners

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.'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, continues to set the standard for quality music education resources.

First Lessons Folk Harp

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.

Pulling Strings

Author: Linda P. Kaiser
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815651161
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Art

In Pulling Strings, Kaiser explores the extraordinary career of Melville A. Clark (1883-1953), a musician, inventor, entrepreneur, community leader, and collector whose colorful story is largely unknown. Beginning with an account of Clark's musical family, Kaiser chronicles the founding in 1859 of the Clark Music Company, of which Melville Clark became president in 1919. Originally just a tinkers shed, the business ultimately moved into a six-story building in the center of Syracuse. The music company celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2010. Clark also combined his talents as a gifted musician and astute entrepreneur to start the first Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Kaiser recounts the development of the Clark Irish harp, the first portable harp manufactured in the United States, that could easily play accidentals. There were other Clark inventions, such as the first nylon strings for instruments. In addition, Clark designed balloons that the British used in 1918 to drop more than 1,250,000 pamphlets over Germany. Clark's story unfolds in fascinating detail: a musical encounter with President Wilson, entertaining President F. D. Roosevelt, a visit to Buckingham Palace to present Princess Elizabeth with a music box, and the journey of a Clark Irish harp to Antarctica with Admiral Byrd.

The Jews Harp in Britain and Ireland

Author: Michael Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351543309
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Music

The jews-harp is a distinctive musical instrument of international importance, yet it remains one of those musical instruments, like the ocarina, kazoo or even the art of whistling, that travels beneath the established musical radar. The story of the jews-harp is also part of our musical culture, though it has attracted relatively little academic study. Britain and Ireland played a significant role in the instrument?s manufacture and world distribution, particularly during the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries. Drawing upon previously unknown written sources and piecing together thousands of fragments of information spanning hundreds of years, Michael Wright tells the story of the jews-harp?s long history in the Britain and Ireland. Beginning with an introductory chapter describing the instrument, Part One looks at the various theories of its ancient origin, how it came to be in Europe, terminology, and its English name. Part Two explores its commercial exploitation and the importance of the export market in the development of manufacturing. Part Three looks the instrument?s appearance and use in art, literature and the media, finally considering the many players who have used the instrument throughout its long history.

The Story of the Irish Harp

Author: Nora Joan Clark
Publisher: North Creek Press
ISBN: 0972420207
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

Since early times in Ireland and nearby Celtic lands, the Irish harp and its music have captivated musicians and audiences alike. Numerous historical aspects, such as the function of the harper at Tara, the seat of ancient Irish kings, is explored in this comprehensive history of the harp of Ireland. Through the ages, the harp has been a symbol of the lyrical nature of Ireland and the Irish people. This book explores the reawakening of this beautiful instrument in Ireland and around the world in the mid-twentieth century and beyond, touching on the quite recent development of the popular Folk and Celtic harps of today.