Pedal or Lever Harp

First Harp Book by Betty Paret

Item #h4026b

For lever or pedal harp.

Intended not as a method book, but as a compilation of carefully graded pieces for use with a teacher, Betty Paret's First Harp Book contains 51 short European folk songs, classical pieces, and original tunes for lever harp. Playing techniques, time signatures, keys, exercises, and lever changes are introduced in a logical progression. Most pieces are in the keys of 1 flat to 3 sharps. Fingerings, dynamics, and lever changes are included. 37 pages.

Click on the blue titles below to see a sample of the first few lines of music.
  • One-Finger Exercises
  • Harp Song
  • Big Brown Bear
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Elephant
  • Copy Cat
  • Waltz
  • Bells
  • Alphabet Song (French Traditional Tune)
  • Swinging
  • Jumping
  • Wooden-Shoe Dance (Breton)
  • Cuckoo (German)
  • Rocking
  • Russian Tune
  • Star Dance (Pawnee Indian Tune)
  • Sur le Pont d'Avignon (French)
  • Long, Long Ago (Thomas H. Bayly)
  • Pussy Cat (Nursery Rhyme)
  • Swedish Folk-Song
  • The Jolly Peasant (Bohemian)
  • Rondo (Paret)
  • 4 Rain Song (Bohemian)
  • Lavender's Blue (English)
  • The Keys of Heaven (English)
  • En Roulant (French-Canadian)
  • Lota (Swedish)
  • Barbara Allen (English Ballad)
  • Night Song (Slavonic Folk-Song)
  • Shepherd's Cradle-Song (Swedish)
  • The Bluebells of Scotland (Scottish)
  • A Riddle (German)
  • The Wonderful Inn (German)
  • Le Bon Petit Roi d'Yvetot (French)
  • The Keel Row (Scottish)
  • The Judge's Dance (Swedish)
  • Song of the Evening Bell
  • Hymn of Thanksgiving (Netherlands)
  • Jardin D'Amour (Old French Waltz)
  • O'Carolan's Air (Old Irish Harp-Tune)
  • Andante from the "Surprise" Symphony (Josef Haydn)
  • Waltz (Franz Schubert)
  • The Foggy Dew (Irish)
  • Leezie Lindsay (Scottish)
  • Drink to Me Only (English)
  • All Through the Night (Welsh)
  • German Dance (Franz Schubert)
  • Flowers in the Valley (English)
  • Wi' a Hundred Pipers (Scottish)

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