Pedal or Lever Harp

Three Korean Folk Songs PDF Download by Kathleen Blackwell-Plank

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For lever or pedal harp, with optional voice.

Kathleen Blackwell-Plank has made arrangements ranging from intermediate to late intermediate level for lever or pedal harp of three traditional Korean folk songs.

To create the Pyeong-jo mode or the pentatonic used in Doraji (Bellflower), the harp is tuned in E-flat major (3-flats) and all of the D and G levers are set to sharp allowing for the use of beautiful glissandi. Special harp techniques such as harmonics and pres de la table (playing near the sound board) are used to imitate the sounds of Asian instruments, nature sounds and bells. Lyrics are given in transliterated Korean and chord symbols are provided.

Han River is a minyo (folk song) which describes a pastoral scene on this major river which flows from the mountains to the sea. The harp is tuned in E-flat major (3-flats) and all the D and G levers are set to sharp. Special harp techniques utilized include glissandi, pres de la table (playing near the soundboard), plucking with the fingernails, grace notes and occasional left-hand harmonics.

Arirang, one of the best known Korean folk songs, is in F major (1-flat). It utilizes rolled chords, pres de la table and lyrics in transliterated Korean are provided (no chords symbols).

This 13-page PDF includes historical background and 8 pages of music.

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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