First Lessons Folk Harp (Book/CD Set)
30218BCD
First Lessons Folk Harp is designed for the beginner harp student who has no prior music training. In this book they will learn to read music notation, count rhythm, implement important fingering techniques, organize practice, tune a harp, play common bass patterns and make a decision about which kind of harp to play. Tips are included to help students get the most out of practicing. The songs serve as examples of harp basics, allowing the student to learn while playingvibrant melodies instead of repetitive ...more
Product Number:
30218BCD
Format:
Book/CD Set
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
36
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8546-8
ISBN13:
978-07866-8546-2
Series:
First Lessons
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
10/4/2013
First Lessons Folk Harp is designed for the beginner harp student who has no prior music training. In this book they will learn to read music notation, count rhythm, implement important fingering techniques, organize practice, tune a harp, play common bass patterns and make a decision about which kind of harp to play. Tips are included to help students get the most out of practicing. The songs serve as examples of harp basics, allowing the student to learn while playingvibrant melodies instead of repetitive or trite exercises. This book features traditional Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Canadian, American and Renaissance music. These songs will transport and delight audiences with their simplicity and profound clarity. They invite us to ancient landscapes steeped in mystery, and to experience the traditions of harping throughout the ages.This book presents two new note reading methods based on logical, predictable music patterns that employ cutting edge techniques. They were developed to move studentsbeyond reading notes as single isolated symbols. The rhythm table compares thedifferent note values and rests to each other and visually shows how they are related through counting out rhythm increments. Helpful photos define how important hand positions are on the harp. These are an immense resource for students, allowing them to avoid tension in their hands and prevent injury. Accompanying audio allows them to play along as they learn.
First Lessons Folk Harp

Lesson #1: Music Basics.....................................................................................................................4

Ledger Lines and Time Signatures...................................................................................................5

Rhythm Table....................................................................................................................................5

Lesson #2: Parts of the Folk Harp......................................................................................................6

Lesson #3: How to Tune the Folk Harp..............................................................................................7

Lesson #4: Wire Strung Harp or Nylon Strung Harp?.......................................................................8

Lesson #5: Sitting Position at the Folk Harp.....................................................................................9

Lesson #6: How to Position Your Hands at the Folk Harp.............................................................10

Lesson #7: Placing and Brackets......................................................................................................11

Lesson #8: Basic Music Patterns.....................................................................................................12

Neighbor Note Patterns..................................................................................................................12

Mixed Patterns................................................................................................................................13

Lesson #9: Whole Notes, Half Notes and Rests..............................................................................14

Pachelbel Canon............................................................................................................................14

Streets Of Doolin............................................................................................................................14

Lesson #10: Quarter Notes, Rests and Replacing Patterns...........................................................15

Music Alone Shall Live...................................................................................................................15

Un Canadien Errant........................................................................................................................15

Lesson #11: One Note Bass Patterns...............................................................................................16

Ton Ton Ton....................................................................................................................................16

King Arthur’s Harp..........................................................................................................................16

Lesson #12: Dotted Half Notes and Ties..........................................................................................17

Red Is The Rose............................................................................................................................17

Hand In Hand With Flora................................................................................................................17

Lesson #13: Pick Up Measures and Drone Bass Patterns.............................................................18

Wake Up Cannon...........................................................................................................................18

Red River Valley.............................................................................................................................18

Alleluya...........................................................................................................................................18

Lesson #14: Eighth Notes.................................................................................................................19

Bourree...........................................................................................................................................19

Brahms Lullaby................................................................................................................................19

Ja Nuns Hons Pris..........................................................................................................................19

Peggy Gordon................................................................................................................................20

May Day Carol................................................................................................................................20

Lesson #15: Glissandos....................................................................................................................21

Golden Leaves In Fall....................................................................................................................22

Butterflies In Summer.....................................................................................................................22

Snow Flurries On A Moonless Night...............................................................................................22

Lesson #16: Dotted Quarter Notes...................................................................................................23

Childgrove......................................................................................................................................23

Come Follow To The Greenwood...................................................................................................23

Black Eyed Susan..........................................................................................................................24

Lonesome Road.............................................................................................................................24

Sweet Dreams Lullaby...................................................................................................................24

Lesson #17: Raising Levers for a New Key.....................................................................................25

Fairy Plaint Music...........................................................................................................................25

Last Song Before I Go....................................................................................................................25

Bride Parish....................................................................................................................................26

Gavotte...........................................................................................................................................26

Lesson #18: Bass Hand Chord Patterns..........................................................................................27

Caliente Rojo..................................................................................................................................27

Los Tres Santos Reyes..................................................................................................................27

She’s Gone To Be Wed With Another.............................................................................................28

Eileen Aroon...................................................................................................................................28

Greensleeves.................................................................................................................................29

Lesson #19: Reading Ledger Lines..................................................................................................30

The Spanish Lady..........................................................................................................................30

All Night, All Day.............................................................................................................................30

Lesson #20: Mixed Bass Patterns....................................................................................................31

Quick Scotch..................................................................................................................................31

Hibernia’s Lovely Jane...................................................................................................................31

The Chanter...................................................................................................................................32

The Standing Stones......................................................................................................................32

The Sweet Nightingale...................................................................................................................33

Please To See The King.................................................................................................................33

Boats Rocking In The Water...........................................................................................................34

The Cat’s Jig...................................................................................................................................34

 
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