Pedal or Lever Harp

1, 2, 3 -- Play! by Ray Pool PDF Download

Item #p7838

For lever or pedal harp.

This is a study of ear training through melodic development. Using small melodic fragments from familiar nursery rhymes, folk, patriotic and hymn tunes, the needs of music students of many levels are met. Instead of using Do, Re, Mi... to identify the notes in the scale, the numbers 1 through 7 are employed. Melodies are categorized by range. Beginning with a range of only three notes, the groups progress through a total of nine categories. With the melodic fragments that are the focus of study, performance by ear can be highly strengthened and developed.

For beginning students, it is possible to locate strings on the harp (or the notes on any other instrument, as well) by number in order to play melodies before actual skills in note reading are addressed.

For intermediate students, melodies can be learned in the key of C and then transposed to other keys simply by identifying the pitches of the new scale by number and then proceeding in the same fashion.

For advanced students, harmony can be added to accompany the tunes in multiple keys. A "Harmonic Resource" is given at the end of the book to provide chord information in six different major keys. Those who can already play from a fake book will be able to use this information easily to play the same melody in more than one key.

This PDF is 90 pages, including the melody of 55 tunes in number (not note) format, plus numerous pages of explanations, instructions, and theory.

You can see a sample page of Hot Cross Buns after the contents list below.

All Through the Night
Amazing Grace (Pentatonic)
Angels from the Realms of Glory
Angels We Have Heard On High
Au Claire de la Lune (portion)
Away in a Manger
Be Thou My Vision
Billy Boy
Cindy (Pentatonic)
Day Is Done (Taps)
Down in the Valley
Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
Frere Jacques
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Goin' Home (portion)
Good King Wenceslas
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Here We Come A-Wassailing
Home on the Range
Home Sweet Home (portion)
Hot Cross Buns
I'm a little Teapot
Jingle Bells
Joy to the World
Lightly Row
London Bridge
Lonesome Valley (Pentatonic)
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
Morning Has Broken
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
Ode to Joy
Oh! Susanna
Oh, How Lovely Is the Evening
Old Folks at Home
Old Hundredth
On Top of Old Smokey
Over the River and Through the Woods
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Silent Night
Skip to My Lou
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
The Farmer in the Dell
The First Nowell
The Harp that Once Thro' Tara's Halls I
The Star-Spangled Banner
This Old Man
Three Blind Mice
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
When the Saints Go Marching In

This product is a PDF file, to be downloaded to your computer. We do not sell it as regular printed music. It is only available here in this PDF download format.

Click on the blue titles below to see a sample of the first few lines of music.

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