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  • Annette Mead

    11 March, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    I am a new harpist, and although I have a harp teacher, I love music/method books and I’ve been collecting them lately it seems. My harp teacher has been very helpful in re-fingering songs with me to make them more intuitive. Apparently Sylvia Woods’ fingering style in “Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp” can be questionable sometimes. Here are some more of the books that I have been working with and like:

    -Small Tunes for Young Harpists by Bonnie Goodrich (nice simple songs and etudes to embellish)

    -Old Tunes for New Harpists by Mildred Dilling

    -Basic Harp for Beginners by Laurie Riley

    -First Harp Book by Betty Paret

    -Harp Exercises for Agility and Speed by Deborah Friou

    -Sylvia Woods music books (50 Christmas Songs, 76 Disney Songs, 22 Romantic Songs, etc.)

    -On Playing the Harp by Yolinda Kondonassis (ordered it and it’s on the way so I haven’t used it yet, but I’ve heard it’s really good)