Pedal or Lever Harp

Groovy Songs of the 60s arranged by Sylvia Woods

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For lever or pedal harp.

Feelin' groovy? Sylvia Woods' spiffy collection of 40 songs from the 1960s will inspire you to put on your embroidered bell-bottoms and wear some flowers in your hair. Some of the pieces can be played by beginning harp players, but most are at advanced beginner to intermediate levels. Fingerings, lyrics and chord symbols are included. Pieces are in C or sharp keys, and can be played on either lever or pedal harp. About half of the songs do not have any lever changes within the pieces. 96 pages, spiral-bound.

Includes TV and movie themes, and music by: Burt Bacharach and Hal David; Bob Dylan; Tony Hatch; Justin Hayward; Mick Jagger and Keith Richards; Gerard Marsden; John Phillips; Nino Rota; John Sebastian; Paul Simon; Jerry Jeff Walker; Brian Wilson; and more.

Includes songs made popular by: The Animals; The Association; The Beach Boys; Jimmy Clanton; Petula Clark; Judy Collins; Donovan; Bob Dylan; The Fifth Dimension; Jerry and the Pacemakers; The Lovin' Spoonful; Joni Mitchell; The Moody Blues; The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Peter, Paul and Mary; Elvis Presley; The Rolling Stones; Simon and Garfunkel; The Turtles; Dionn Warwick; The Youngbloods; and others.

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Something for everyone
By Michelle
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This book has a huge variety of songs, and I think anyone would find at least a handful they'd enjoy playing. Most of the songs are arranged at an intermediate level, but there are a few "instant gratification" type pieces as well, which is nice. "A Groovy Kind of Love" and "A Lover's Concerto" are easy and cute played together as suggested in the book. Overall I've most enjoyed "Bookends," "End of the World," and "Nights in White Satin." And for whatever reason the fan favorite in my household has ended up being "Mr. Bojangles," which is quite fun to play.


Groovy Fun!!
By Laura Porter
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A favorite client hired me to play at her 60th birthday party. We discussed customizing the music to her era, and she said "That sounds fun..." Of course I had Sylvia's 'Groovy' book in mind when I made that suggestion. On her big day, I played from this book with fun results! People would dance, or tap their feet, some even sang along! They all thought that it was amazing to hear these great songs on the harp. I found the arrangements to be among the very best that Sylvia has offered. They were easy to read and the accompaniments to these familiar melodies were easy and delightful to manage, which allows the essence of each song to come across really nicely on the harp. Like I said: it got people dancing, tapping their feet and singing along. Were that all my gigs were so much fun!!


Blast from the Past!!
By Jeane Jaramillo
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As a beginner of a certain age, I remember all of these songs!! It has been wonderful to go through the book and see so many songs that I love. These songs sound beautiful on the harp, and I have enjoyed playing around with them all. My Grandkids like "Puff the Magic Dragon" best. Even if you didn't grow up with this music, you will enjoy playing these songs. It is a great collection of music for anyone.


Feel Good Favorites
By Jessica M Gallo
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This book has been a hit in the cancer center where I play the harp weekly. Patients are tapping their toes and humming along to Surfer Girl and Feeling Groovy. One patient said, "These songs always make me feel so good - thank you!" Thank you Sylvia for once again doing a great job collecting all these great favorites and arranging them so nicely.


Feelin' Groovy Indeed!
By Martha Dahlen
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The book has a varied selection of almost 50 songs in arrangements that are simple yet stunning. The music flows easily. Hearing these old tunes coming (magically) to life from under my fingers can put me into tears! I recommend this book for anyone who grew up with, and loved, 60s music. Also, in writing this review I have discovered two pages of "Sixties Fun Facts" in the back of the book, which is delightful--and typical of Sylvia's ability to put music into context.


Groovy Songs for Groovy Celebrations!
By Wendy
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The "Groovy Songs of the 60s" songbook is always a hit at every harp event for which I have played, from weddings, to graduation receptions, to holiday parties, people at every occasion comment about how much they love hearing these songs! Ms. Sylvia Woods has a true talent for making beautiful arrangements of popular songs that will be sure to set the mood for any party! All of her songbooks are absolutely lovely & refined, but it is these '60s songs, particularly, which seem to put an extra spring in the step of each and every party guest, wherever I perform! A must have, to treat yourself and everyone around you! :)

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