Dance Thru The Music-A Beginner's Set List
This book is a collection of English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish and American tunes arranged to the ability for the beginning harp player.The notation is large and easy to read with fingerings and placement brackets. Chords are provided as well as lyrics. All tunes are in C except the last 2 for which you will need F# and C#. There are no accidentals and no large chords in the right hand, making these tunes very playable. Here is a list of included tunes.
The book is $15. Now available with an audio CD accompaniment ($5).
Below is an excerpt Country Gardens from the book. I hope you enjoy it.
Country Gardens Audio MP3
Here's what folks are saying about Dance Thru the Music:
I am having a ball with the Dance Thru the Music and Where
the Fingers Fall! Three early favorites: Gander in the Pratie Hole
(who knew I could actually tackle a jig??), the lovey Carrickfergus
arrangement from Dance Thru the Music, and French An Dro from Where
the Fingers Fall. Love ‘em!!
I am so enjoying your arrangements of the traditional tunes. They are so very playable, even for someone like me with still limited skills. I'm not sure exactly how to explain this in words, but they are very harp-ish - that is, they take advantage of ways that a harp can sound so very beautiful even playing something very simple. Great fun! Kathleen McClatchey
I just had to drop you a note to tell you how much I'm enjoying Dance Thru the Music! I've been trying to play the harp for about 8 years (to build those neural pathways!) For whatever reason it's been a real struggle. But not long ago I pulled out this book and sat down to see if I could play any of the songs and, by golly, I found that I could play several of them passably! Thanks again, Sharon, for arranging music that those of us who struggle can enjoy playing. Noreen Ward, Elkhart, Indiana
I am amazed, I can really play these tunes! Jenny Swanson, Oregon
Sharon's new book for beginners is full of lovely arrangements that are much more interesting than the usual beginning fare, including some extended harmonies and interesting rhythms. I'm not a beginner myself, but I very much enjoyed just reading through the book for my own pleasure. Anyway, I'd buy the book just for the beautiful cover, like all her covers. Kathy Chanik, Virginia
I received your new book this past week, and it
is really delightful! I love the cover - it is so colorful
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