For lever harp.
Arranging for Lever Harp in Modern Styles
This book for lever harp covers the cool chords that go "beyond and between" the triads used in traditional styles of music, and modern rhythms that "groove". The minimal chord in jazz is a chord made of four tones - usually a seventh chord, such as Cmaj7, Dm7, and G7. These are used extensively in pop as well. But beyond the 7's are 9's, 11's, sus4's and 13's that can add even more of a modern jazzy sound to any melody. The rhythms used in modern styles vary from syncopated rhythms to "swing eighths" to a rockin' "four on the floor." Jazz introduces the element of swing, and the Brazilian influence within the jazz genre brings us straight eighths with lots of syncopation. Exercises, examples, and assignments are given for each element presented. You'll learn the tools for making modern-sounding arrangements using popular songs, traditional tunes, or your own compositions. This PDF is 88 pages.
If you'd like examples of Verlene's jazzy arrangements, check out her "With a Twist" PDFs: Traditional Tunes with a Twist, More Traditional Tunes with a Twist, Still More Traditional Tunes with a Twist, Traditional Christmas with a Twist, More Christmas with a Twist, and Traditional Hymnes with a Twist.
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