Pedal or Lever Harp

Enjoy the Modes PDF Download by Karen Peterson

Item #p7633

For lever or pedal harp.

Here's how Karen Peterson describes this PDF.
Learn how to identify and use the modes in your music. This book is for everyone who has heard of modes and doesn't know what to do next. Take advantage of how harpers use the same hand position for major and minor chords: change your levers or pedals to hear the differences between Lydian, Ionian, Mixolydian, Dorian, Aeolian, and Phrygian on the same strings.

  • Learn the two or three essential chords at the foundation of each mode.
  • Understand how to identify the mode or modes a piece is in.
  • Experiment with exercises for improvising, composing, and arranging in each mode.
  • Compare 40 color-coded pairs of scores in contrasting modes.
  • Get lead sheets for 29 modal pieces from over a dozen nations.
  • Add your own harmonies to 15 additional melodies.
  • Find key signatures, scales, and chords for all the modes on a fully levered harp tuned in flats.
  • Use simple graphics to visualize the music theory behind the modes.
  • Practice segueing between modes and meters.

The music is in keys ranging from 3 flats through 2 sharps and fits on a 22-string harp starting with G below middle C. This PDF is 170 pages. See the table of contents and samples from six pages below.

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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