Folk Harp for the Young Beginner (Book + Online Audio)
30616M

Folk Harp for the Young Beginner is designed for beginning harpists with no prior musical experience. The book presents two new methods for reading notation built around recognizing common musical patterns over traditional single note reading. Each group of songs has fun, engaging exercises that will build the student’s coordination and confidence. The material draws fr ...more

Product Number:
30616M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
80
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
151346163X
ISBN13:
978-15134-6163-2
Series:
Young Beginner
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
8/27/2018

Folk Harp for the Young Beginner is designed for beginning harpists with no prior musical experience. The book presents two new methods for reading notation built around recognizing common musical patterns over traditional single note reading. Each group of songs has fun, engaging exercises that will build the student’s coordination and confidence. The material draws from timeless melodies from classical, Renaissance, Celtic, English, old-time and traditional folk repertoire.

Topics covered in this method include:

           How to tune the harp

           Reading music notation and counting rhythm, including two methods for reading ledger lines

           Recognizing basic fingering and bass patterns

           Changing keys with sharping levers

           Using brackets to help see note patterns

           Chord inversions

Additional resources include rhythm practice and workout pages to test your musical knowledge. Helpful reference photos can also be found inside. Includes access to online audio.

Harp Basics
Parts of the Harp - Sharping Levers
Tuning the Harp
Harp Position - Hands
Placing Fingers - Brackets
Music Language Basics 
Music Notes - How to Read Notes
Neighbor Notes - Every Other Notes
Reading Treble Clef
Old Joe Clark - Shady Grove
Surprise Symphony.
Kaiser Waltz 1
Black Is the Color
Reading Bass Clef
Aura Lee
Amazing Grace
Trois Gymnopedies - Pachelbel Canon 1
Tom Dooley - Gaily the Troubadour
Music Workout #1
Rhythm Practice
The Happy Farmer
Blue Danube
When the Saints Go Marching In
Stewball the Race Horse
Skaterís Waltz 1
Morning Is Come - The Ghost of John.
Worried Man Blue
The Ash Grove
Welcome to Folk Harp
Table of Contents
Two Hands Two Clefs - Eighth Notes - Dotted Notes
Glissandos
Sleeping Tigers
Two-Hand Coordination
One-Note Bass Patterns
A Little Night Music
Scarborough Fair
Eleanor Plunkett
Spring
Skye Boat Song
William Tell Overture
Two-Note Bass Patterns
Marley Bear - Ringo the Fox
Pachelbel Canon 2 - Lilly Bear.
Red Wing
Drone Bass Patterns
Chinook Wolftime
Lioness Cata - Timara the White Tiger
The Minstrel Boy
Symphony #6
Three-Note Bass Patterns
The Heart of Jonwah - Pachelbel Canon 3
Skaterís Waltz 2
Kaiser Waltz 2
Gentle Annie
Athos-Tiger Ways
Keep on the Sunny Side
The Butcher Boy
Four-Note Bass Patterns
Tanaka Bear Tracks
Can-Can Shuffle - Sunshine Wolf Waltz
Jumanji Jump
How to Change Keys
Joy to the World
The Two Sisters
BourrÈe from Water Music
The Merry Wassail
Brave Guaro - Hercules the Lion King
Minuet 2
Music Workout #2
Right Hand 1-3-5 Chords
Montana March
Sheís Like the Swallow
Up Tayles All
Inverted Chords
The Harp that Once
Rufty Tufty
Southwind
Early One Morning
 
Audio Sample 1
Audio Sample 2
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