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New Music at Harp to Harp

Under the Waterfall

This is one of those pieces that students want to play as soon as they hear it.  It makes a fine recital or performance piece. Under the Waterfall teaches pattern recognition, climbing inversions and playing 3-finger arpeggios.  I suggest practicing with block chords to achieve evenness and fluidity. I've included dynamics, though instead I recommend that you experiment with several different options. It can be played on any harp with at least a full octave below middle C.

New Claret

A sweet and lively Scottish tune, arranged simply to show off the lilting melody. The rhythms put this piece at the early intermediate level, but it is not hard to learn.  Each section adds to the charm and playfulness. The patterns are very fun to play and make a nice warm-up for the hands. It can be played on any harp with at least a full octave below middle C.

Moon Over the Ruined Castle

Another favorite among my students, this piece incorporates harmonics, PDLT with and without nails (to emulate the sound of the koto), and a running triplet pattern for the second verse.  A great opportunity to work on special effects and create a show-stopper piece for the early intermediate player. Playable on therapy harp; lowest note, E below middle C (easy to alter to fit the smallest lap harp).