I’ve put up several you tube videos on how to easily fit into an ensemble in the worship setting. Some of these songs have been played recently with a beginner harpist, and they went very well. Here is a link to one of the videos. You can subscribe to the channel if you find them helpful. If you have songs that need help, also let me know. — Mary Radspinner
Silly title, lovely music. Lyrical songs and melodies that you will love. A CD of the music was recorded by renowned harpist Christina Tourin, and you are welcome to download a track free, right here! It is “The Green Hills of Clare” Right click and “save audio as”.
For a more in depth look at the book, please view our you tube:
We are glad to announce that all of Bill Mahan’s titles are now available digitally. You can click this link for the listing at Melody’s. Mahan’s music is lovely, containing beautiful lyrical melodies. They are also playable on the piano. Colors of Italy and California Gold are among his most popular books. If you like the music of Frank Voltz, you will love Bill Mahan’s music.
Searching for great learning pieces for young and old? Dragons and Dinosaurs by Reba Lunsford is a great choice. Her explanation of placing is very good:
“Putting the fingers on the strings before playing the first note. Notes are grouped in a series of two, three, or four. It produces better sound and enables more secure, accurate, and faster playing.”
Bill Mahan, an architect by trade, has written some of the most beautiful melodies for harp and piano. Born in Iowa, his Iowa Rivers Suite reflects fond memories and brings a visual of beautiful landscapes. It is now available digitally at Melody’s Traditional Music. Enjoy the sample music, and scroll down for three sound samples played on the harp.
The extremely energetic, intelligent and multi-talented I. Mac Perry, author of “Learn to Play the Blues on the Harp” died in 2016. We had not heard from him, and discovered this in a web search. He authored many books, available on Kindle. Please take a moment to read about this wonderful human being.
Thanks to Carolyn Deal and her You Tube tutorials on the Double Strung Harp, the instrument is experiencing a resurgence in popularity both for it’s unique sound and now for some of the really easy techniques Carolyn has been teaching. Available in three versions: Paper book, Paper book with CD, PDF digital. See it here:
Here’s a warm-up that the kids all know and it grounds them before class. Sorry the notes are out of tune – we’re in an air raid shelter and the temps are all over the place. Thanks to A.H., grade 3, for video-ing.!
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