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(Not Quite) Harp Newbies Level 2 series by Verlene Schermer PDF Downloads

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The Harp Newbies series includes three books for each level that when used together, will help those who are new to harp develop skills in music reading, technique, and music theory. The three books for each level are: The Lesson Book, The Tune Book, and The Activity Book.

The Lesson Book - Level 2:
This is the second level of the Harp Newbies series and should be started after completing Level 1. As in level 1, the pace is comfortable and new notes are presented two at a time. This book also introduces new time signatures, rhythms, and ornaments. If you need a resource for the music notation symbols that you will come across in beginning through intermediate level harp books, you'll find the index of terms and symbols very useful! This PDF is 37 pages.

The Tune Book - Level 2:
This book reinforces the new notes and concepts in a corresponding page in the Lesson book. There are instructions for when to start each one so that you won't find yourself playing pieces that use more notes than you know, or notations that you have not seen yet. Look for the "Play after page xx" note at the top of the page to stay in sync with the lesson book. These timeless public domain pieces include songs from early childhood, folk tunes from around the world, Christmas carols, and classics. This PDF is 34 pages.

The Activity Book - Level 2:
This book provides more practice with music theory and harp technique through five types of activities: playing; writing; doing (such things as hand clapping); listening; and watching. There are 20 videos to watch online (links are provided), as well as 8 audio exercises. There are also answers online for all the written assignments. A new harpist can use this book along with the Lesson book (and also the Tune book) with or without a harp teacher. This PDF is 34 pages.

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


  • Down by the Salley Gardens
  • Sourwood Mountain
  • Blue Danube Waltz (version 1)
  • Deck the Hall
  • Frère Jacques
  • The Harp That Once
  • White Coral Bells
  • I've Got Peace Like a River
  • Kookaburra
  • Blue Danube Waltz (version 2)
  • Polly Wolly Doodle
  • Spring (version 1)
  • Nonesuch
  • Cockles & Mussels
  • Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
  • All Through the Night
  • The Parting Glass
  • Black Eyed Susie
  • Camptown Races
  • Si Bheg, Si Mohr (just the A part)
  • Gavotte (Bach)
  • Amazing Grace
  • Boys of Bluehill
  • Drummond Castle
  • Pop! Goes the Weasel
  • Spagnoletta
  • Dublin Streets
  • Fear a' Bhata
  • Oh, Freedom
  • Devil's Dream
  • Spring (version 2)
  • The Galway Piper
  • Jupiter
  • Mingulay Boat Song
  • Arran Boat Song
  • Hatikvah
  • Simple Gifts
  • Ode to Joy
  • Canon in D
  • Greensleeves

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