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.!
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.
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 harp. She studied harp at Texas Women’s University and also with Mildred Dilling. Louise has been awarded two Lifetime Achievement Awards; one by the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen in 2003, and a second by the Somerset Folk Harp Festival in 2014. She plays a varied repertoire, from classical to Broadway, swing, Latin, rag, jazz, or folk, and is one of the few harpists who specializes in country music.
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 owner – i.e. rarely moved – which is why it is in excellent condition.
Besides the K-2 6 wheel dolly and adjustable bench in the picture, the harp package also includes the standard Venus padded cover (and a tuning key of course!)
It’s a nice set-up at this price!
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