Sound of Silence (Early-Intermediate) Course
The song was written by Simon & Garfunkel in 1964, but it’s become a meme in recent years, so it’s still very relevant today! Christy-Lyn’s intermediate arrangement is reminiscent of the finger-picking guitar in the original version of the song, with broken chords and some harmonies in the left hand and a right hand melody that’s been adapted to sound best on the harp. If you learn this piece from the Video Course, you’ll get essential practice tips on how to make the piece flow and sound musical, much faster than learning on your own!
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Difficulty level & Skills required
Early-Intermediate: (for beginner version, click here). This piece has a simple melody in the right hand with a left hand accompaniment that is a step up from late-beginner pieces in complexity and variation. There are some parts of the piece where the two hands play the same notes straight after each other, which can be a challenge for placing without buzzing. There is quite a lot of syncopation – a rhythmic challenge! The left hand jumps around a fair bit, and the right hand has to place some tricky 4 finger chords.
Type of harp
Big and small harps, including 22 string (C to C) and bigger
It is in the key of G major, with no lever changes. Harps without levers can tune their F strings to F sharps.
Video Course with multiple lessons to learn “Sound of Silence” (Early-Intermediate), which currently includes free sheet music for “Sound of Silence” (Early-Intermediate).