For lever or pedal harp.
Teach Yourself To Play The Folk Harp is the most popular beginning book for people of all ages who want to learn to play the harp. This book teaches the student step by step how to play the harp. Each of the 12 lessons includes instructions, exercises, and folk and classical pieces using the new skills and techniques taught in the lesson. It is an excellent book for any student, regardless of previous musical training. 44 pieces all in the key of C, with no sharping levers required. Fingering and placing brackets included. 80 pages. The book is spiral-bound.
In this 30th Anniversary edition (2008), Sylvia Woods has updated the introductory and appendix pages of this well-loved book. If you have a previous edition of the book, click here and follow the links to print PDFs of all of the newly revised pages. The companion cassette, CD, video, and DVD are all compatible with ANY copy of the book, as the music has stayed the same throughout the various editions.
Click here to watch 5 video excerpts from the 1 hour and 40 minute DVD.
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The companion CD or mp3 downloads will assist harp players learning the pieces in this book. Since many of you will want to "play along" as you are learning, Sylvia has recorded most of the pieces slower than they are usually played, and as "straight" as possible, with little or no expression or rhythmic variations. The pieces are in the same order as in the book.
All the mp3 tracks have been zipped into one very large file that you will download to your computer once your order has been completed. This zipped file is very large, and may a few minutes to download and open on your computer. You may need to unZIP the files before you can listen to them.
In this informative companion to the "Teach Yourself to Play The Folk Harp" book, Sylvia Woods gives helpful hints and instruction as she plays the pieces in the book. This is an excellent way to see "how it should be done," and receive helpful advice from Sylvia. This wonderful teaching tool is available in DVD format which can be viewed on a DVD player in your computer or TV. The DVD is 1 hour and 40 minutes long, and follows the book, lesson by lesson. Click here to watch excerpts from the DVD.
Sylvia Woods has included the lyrics in most of her books of songs, because it is fun to be able to sing-along (at least in your head) while you are playing. However, some of her earliest books, including this one, did not include the lyrics. You can download and print a FREE PDF of these lyrics.
- The Book, Companion CD, and/or DVD will be mailed to you
- You will download the PDF and/or mp3 files to your computer. Please order the versions you prefer.
- Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
- Yankee Doodle
- Go Tell Aunt Rhodie
- Lavender's Blue
- Are You Sleeping?
- The Water is Wide
- White Choral Bells
- Long Long Ago
- Country Gardens
- Joy to the World
- Blue Bells of Scotland
- Minuet (Bach)
- All Through the Night
- Robin Adair
- Ode To Joy (Beethoven)
- Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes
- Planxty George Brabazon (O'Carolan)
- Scarborough Fair
- The Grenadier and the Lady
- My Love is Like A Red Red Rose
- Searching for Lambs
- Greensleeves (What Child is This)
- Planxty Irwin (O'Carolan)
- Trip to Sligo (Lark on the Strand)
- Minuet (Bach)
- The Christ Child's Lullaby
- Cherry Blooms (Sakura)
- St. Anthony's Chorale (Haydn)
- Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier
- Flow Gently Sweet Afton
- Theme from the New World Symphony (Dvorak)
- Cockles and Mussels
- Au Clair de la Lune
- Ash Grove
- Wild Mountain Thyme
- Minstrel Boy
- Sheebeg Sheemore (O'Carolan)
- Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)