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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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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 … Continue reading

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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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Free Download for June 2018

This month’s free download is “La Playa” from Louise Trotter’s Puerto Rican Sketches.   You can download it HERE. Louise Trotter is a well-loved U.S. harpist, composer and arranger. Since early childhood she has had musical training in both piano and … Continue reading

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Great deals on used harps!

Posted May 6, 2018 In Mahogany finish with Bronzing, this Venus Concert Encore model pedal harp SN: 2196 has just received a full new set of strings. Sounds great! Well loved, it was a “stay-at-home” harp for the single, original … Continue reading

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