Learn to Play Celtic Harp
This new 80 page method book has been developed to teach students slowly in a four step incremental process, designed to build your confidence with each level. explore songs from the middle ages, renaissance, irish, contemporary folk and more! all of the songs are in the key of c, d, f, or g. the lowest note used is f below low c. no boring exercises, all the songs are the exercies! level 1 - learn to play and read using just 1 hand & 1 clef at a time, level 2 - introduces only 1 note in the bass, level 3 - introduces intervals, drone and pivot bass patterns, level 4 - introduces chords and walking bass patterns includes: how do i know which harp to play, nylon or wire strung? exploring desicions on what kind of harp to buy or rent; sitting and hand positions; avoiding injury with musical athlete stretches; 2 different ways to tune and tips; the grand staff; note recognition with tips on note reading; key signatures; note relationships; time signatures and rhythm examples; song notes and lyrics included
34 Songs: Nonesuch, Glouchestershire Wassail, Make Me an Instrument, The Minstrel Boy, Illiam Dhone, Nine Points of Knavery, Battle of Clontarf, Angels We Have Heard on High, O CHristmas Tree, Santa Agnesa Da Dio Amata, Parsons Farewell, Jack Pudding, Garten Mothers Lullaby, Cest La FIn, Haida Haida, Christmas in Killarney, Dona Nobis Pacem, Rory Dalls Port, Grimstock,Jenny Pluck Pears, Domino, A La Puerta Del Cielo, Turn Turn Turn, Julian of Norwich, Oh Had I a Golden Thread, Bramble and the Rose, Hinah Ma Tov, Wonrous Love, Goddesses, Tragnala Rumjana, Broom of the Cowdenknowes, Halicha L'Kesariya and more!
Reviewed by the Folk Harp Journal "I especially appreciated the discussion of proper sitting posture and avoidance of injury for harpers.....the songs reflect a multi-ethnic international approach to repertoire....Darhon Rohrbacher