Author Archives: maryradspinner

Something to do while you’re stuck at home

Hello All! About 8 or 9 years ago, Patricia Jaeger and I were talking about retypesetting her lap harp books and publishing them. Patricia was a leader at the beginning of the folk harp movement. She was very supportive of … Continue reading

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Harp Crossings by Diana Stork

For Latin, Lever, and Pedal harps. Includes excellent audio links to recordings of all the music in the book. Includes great “south-of-the-border” harp techniques! Diana’s workshops on her new release are receiving rave reviews. Harp Crossings is available at Melody’s … Continue reading

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Scale Exercise from Jeanne Henderson

I thought I would start writing down the exercises I remember learning from Jeanne Henderson way back in high school.  This is a simple scale exercise.  It might look complicated at first, but it’s just a C scale played in … Continue reading

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Jan Pennington Gray Scholarship Fund News

The Jan Pennington Gray Harp Scholarship Fund announces a new program to bring harps into the hands of children in public education. They are providing small harps and their JPG members are volunteering to work with music teachers in the … Continue reading

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Discontinuing our 800 number

Hi All, Within the next couple of weeks we will be discontinuing our 800 number. Most people have cell phones without long distance charge.  And we have noticed that other similar companies are doing the same.  Our regular number, 281-890-4500, … Continue reading

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Courtesy Posting for Daisy Eddy

Harps for sale Harp Info latest Daisy is a customer who lives in a fairly remote area.  Therefore we are posting harps that she is in charge of for an estate.  Please contact her for more information, we are just … Continue reading

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RIP Louise Trotter

Louie Trotter, age 96, passed away last evening.  She is an icon in the harp world, and will be missed!  Louise was extremely innovative in her arrangements and concepts, and actually reached her peak of intellect when she was in … Continue reading

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Spooky Tunes by Mitch Landy

Mitch Landy’s Spooky Tunes Suite of five pieces for Halloween intended for intermediate players, especially young ones, the styles range from cartoonish (“Boogeyman”) to ethereal (“From Beyond”). None require lever changes; though lever settings for each piece require a harp … Continue reading

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Halloween by Mitch Landy

Original tunes for Halloween or anytime. Modeled after “Spooky Tunes”, another suite by Mitch, these are less challenging and more appropriate for beginning harpists.  See the samples to get an idea of the tune structure and level of difficulty.  Late … Continue reading

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King Arthur’s Court

Here is an inspiring collection of original works for harp by a young harp student named Claire Pershan. Her music is inspired by the stories of Arthurian legend read to her as a very young child by her mother. The … Continue reading

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