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Las Mañanitas

I love Sam Milligan’s arrangement of “Las Mañanitas” in Medieval to Modern Volume 2. Been playing it for years. Today when teaching it to one of my students, her father informed me that it is never done in C, always … Continue reading

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Playing easily in worship settings

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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.  … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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