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The Frog and the Leprechaun

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:

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The Music of Bill Mahan – available digitally

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.

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Dragons and Dinosaurs by Reba Lunsford

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.”

Download a free page from the book – Orbs in the Darkness  Glowing Orbs in Darkness free page

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Mahan’s “Iowa Rivers Suite” now available digitally

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.

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I. Mac Perry RIP

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.

I. Mac Perry obituary

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Music for the Double Strung Harp

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:

 

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Public School Harp Warm-Up

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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Free Salvi Trunk

Free Salvi Trunk
Wooden Trunk available, used to ship Salvi Aurora. Please contact the store if you are interested. [800-893-4277] Trunk is in excellent condition. Pick up is in the Spring, TX area – NW of Houston.

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Missing Harp in the Houston Area

Missing Harp – since September 2016 or 2017 – not sure.
Courtesy message for Evelyn Castiglioni:

Dear Area harpists, I am tracking down a harp rented by T. F. in September last year. If you have it or any information would you please contact Evelyn Castiglioni (info below).

Harp description: 2012 Triplett Signature – 36 strings, full Camac II levers, Bubinga
SERIAL NUMBER: 00412

Last known address of renter was Mansions on the Park in Magnolia (TX).

Thank you for your help, for more details including name and contact info on renter and who they studied with:
Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni
ecastiglioni@tamu.edu
979.676.0619

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The Lively Bard – new fl/hp book

Look for a new release by Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher late summer 2018 – “The Lively Bard” – samples here!

Sample Flute

Sample Harp and Score

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