The Asian Harp by Deborah Dahl Shanks PDF Download
This product is a download, and will not be shipped to you. After you check out, you will receive an email thanking you for your order from firstname.lastname@example.org with the link(s) that will take you to your download(s). This e-mail will be sent to the "Ship To" email address that you specify during checkout, so be sure to input the correct "Ship To" e-mail address. Please add email@example.com to your approved e-mail list. If you do not receive an e-mail within a few minutes after you place your order, please check your spam folder.
Please scroll to the bottom of the email to see the links to download. You can access your downloads by clicking here and entering your order number, email address, and billing zip code.
If you created an account with us, you can also find your downloads by going to "My Account" and clicking on the "Downloads" link.
Once you receive the e-mail, please click the link(s) and print your PDF(s) as soon as possible. The link(s) will expire after 30 days. If you are unable to print your PDFs during that time, please contact us and we will assist you. You are authorized to print 2 copies for your own personal use.
There will be no shipping charge if all of the items you are ordering are downloads. Just choose the "No Shipping Charge" option on the shipping dropdown list during checkout. If you order regular (non-downloaded) products at the same time, the shipping charges will be for those additional items.
Your respect of the copyright laws will help support the musicians and arrangers who created this work, and will encourage more harp music to be produced in the future. Please do not make multiple copies to pass on to others. You can help keep downloadable harp music viable and available by encouraging your students, friends and relatives to purchase their own copies. Thank you for your assistance in this endeavor.
If you have a problem with your download, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Please note that downloads are not "returnable."
This product is a PDF download, which you will print from your computer. We do not sell the regular printed music. It is only available here in this PDF download format.
For lever or pedal harp.
We are selling three versions of this PDF:
#p7140-Lap is for 22-string lap harps (G below middle C)
#p7140-Sm is for small lever harps with 26 strings (one octave below middle C)
#p7140-Lg is for larger lever harps (two octaves below middle C) and pedal harps.
Be sure to order the correct one for your harp.
The Asian Harp is a collection of 22 folk songs from a variety of Asian countries including South Korea, Taiwan, Mongolia, the Philippines and China including unique examples from various provinces. Some pieces include chord symbols for improvisation. Three pieces require lever changes, which are written in the music.
Deborah Dahl Shanks has arranged these pieces for the late beginner to intermediate musician. She has also included several pages of explanations about Asian music and the included songs. Keys range from 3 flats to 2 sharps. There are no fingerings.
This PDF is 33 pages, including 28 pages of music.
The version for lap harps is for 22-string harps with G below middle C. The small lever harp version is for 26-string harps with one octave below middle C. The version for larger harps requires a harp with two octaves below middle C.
The music examples below are from the version for larger harps.
Click on the to see a sample of the first few lines of music.
- Arirang (Korea)
- Barley and Rice (Korea)
- Go-ne Go-ne (Korea)
- Let's Play Terrapin (Korea)
- Mountains So Green - "Gau Shans Ching" (Taiwan)
- Plowing with Water Buffalo (Taiwan)
- Mongolian Shepherd Song (Mongolia)
- Let Us Even Now Go to Bethlehem (Philippines)
- Greet the Rising Sun (China)
- Jasmine Flower - "Mo Li Hua" (China)
- Feng Yang Flower Drum (Anhue I province of China)
- If the Rain Doesn't Fall (Yunnan province of China)
- In That Faraway Place (Chinghai province of China)
- Kang Ding Love Song (Shikang province of China)
- Little Donkey (Shenshi province of China)
- Purple Bamboo Flute (Shandong province of China)
- Rainbow Sister (Suiyuan province of China)
- Lift Your Veil (Shinjiang province of China)
- Sai-di-ma-li-a (Shinjiang province of China)
- Sha-li-hung-ba (Shinjiang province of China)
- Sweet Bird of Youth (Shinjiang province of China)
- Wagoneer's Song (Shinjiang province of China)