BEGINNER HARP PIECE in C major
By Christy-Lyn Marais. 1 page. PDF download.
For Lever harp (including lap harps) or Pedal Harp. Fingering is indicated. The chords are written above each bar to facilitate a trio with voice, harp and guitar. This arrangement is for a beginner level harpist, as a performance piece and also an excellent exercise in hand-over-hand movements, bracketing and placing before playing.
This piece sounds nostalgic and contemplative, with slow movement and a suspended feeling. It is easy to play, but sounds good as a performance piece; it has a good pay-off for the practice you put in! If you enjoyed Sailing on a Lake, this is the piece to attempt straight after that! It will impress your friends and show them how relaxing and beautiful harp music can be It can also be used in a church setting, hospital setting or at a nursing home.
For harp teachers, this piece works well for players who have already worked on bracketing and placing before playing, but have not done much work on playing with two hands together.