This English ghost ballad is one of my favorites. The tune is haunting and the story more sweet than macabre. This arrangement of this beautiful tune includes some left hand harmonics, harmony in sixths, and a recurring (but optional) lever change.
Two pages of music. Key of Dm, optional lever changes, intermediate level. No fingerings or brackets.
Listen to The Lover's Ghost (software-generated mp3):
Finding engaging repertoire for beginners can be difficult. That's why I arrange many of my favorite tunes especially for my own adult students. The first verse of this lovely piece is accessible to anyone who has mastered overlapping brackets. In the second verse, students get to work on 4-2-1 patterns, rolled chords, and placing and sliding into chords.
A minor (Key of C). One page; no lever changes; fingering and brackets included. The first verse fits on a small harp; the second verse can be played one octave higher on a small harp (a nice effect for any harp).
Listen to Come Live With Me and Be My Love (software-generated mp3)
No lyrics remain for this lilting Robin Hood ballad. In the Dorian mode, it is very suitable for therapeutic harp work. It can be played on any harp with at least a full octave below middle C.
D Dorian (key of C). Early intermediate; no fingerings or brackets; 2 pages.
Listen to My Robin is to the Greenwood Gone (software-generated)