Pedal or Lever Harp

Small Tunes For Young Harpists by Bonnie Goodrich

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For lever or pedal harp.

Bonnie Goodrich's books are for very young children (or even adults!) with little or no musical training. The 55 imaginative character pieces encourage a secure development of note and rhythm skills, as well as an understanding of structure and phrasing. The books feature a progressive use of single notes, 2-finger chords, scales, triads, intervals, and arpeggios, with exciting dynamics and phrasing to make the music fun! Kids will also love some of the titles, such as Dancing Dinosaurs, The Ice Cream Waltz, Hiccups, Sneezing Rabbits, Somersaults, and Broccoli. Pieces are in the key of C or 1 flat or 1 sharp, with fingerings and placing brackets indicated. No pedal or sharping lever changes within the pieces. 34 pages, paperbound.

We are selling this music in two formats:
  • Book, which we will mail to you
  • PDF files, to be downloaded to your computer.
Please order the version you prefer.

  • First Piece
  • Lots of C's
  • Visiting Miami
  • Nicky's Harp Piece
  • Playing on the Lawn
  • Trip to Spain
  • Waltz in A Minor
  • Turquoise Dress
  • Scales for Hobbes
  • Etude for Placing
  • Ginger's Etude
  • Summertime
  • Red Bows
  • Ginger in the Grass
  • March of Bill the Cat
  • April Dance
  • Neighbors of C
  • Ballet Class
  • Summer Shade
  • Harp Movers' March
  • A Very Small Harp
  • Waltz for an Antique Harp
  • The Ice-Cream Waltz
  • Swimming
  • Dragonfly
  • Frere Jacques
  • The Spaces Spell "Face"
  • C-Major Etude
  • Calico Cats
  • Dancing Dinosaurs
  • The Catnip Waltz
  • Hiccups
  • Marching to Camp
  • Z-Jig
  • Brian Boru's March
  • Sneezing Rabbits
  • A Medieval Tale
  • Gypsy Moth
  • Rain Dance for Frogs
  • Climbing Trees!
  • Flight of the Swallow
  • Popcorn
  • Spanish Lament
  • Clare the Cat
  • Lullaby for a Young Squirrel
  • Doo-Dad
  • Broccoli
  • Minuet for Water Bugs
  • When it Rains it Pours

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Great Beginning Book!
By Judy Dove
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This book turned out to be a great beginning book for my daughter, who was seven years old when she began learning to play. Since the harp was her first instrument, she could not read music at the time. The pieces go from short exercises that teach note reading and finger placement, to more "advanced" pieces that build on previous lessons, layering other skills over previous basic technique. All lessons are sequential so the beginner will develop a solid basic understanding of note reading, finger placement, and harp technique as they follow through the lessons in the book. Towards the end of the book, some of the short pieces are pretty enough, and "just-long-enough-but-not-too-long", that they could be played as little recital pieces. Her teacher liked the book so well that she began recommending it to other students.

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