Another favorite among my students, this piece is achievable by beginners who are working on three-finger placing patterns and want something more musical and fun to play than an exercise.
Read more and listen to the software-generated mp3 at the bottom of the page.
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.
Key of C. Beginner; no lever changes; includes fingerings and brackets; 2 pages.
Listen to Under the Waterfall (software-generated)