Traditional Irish Harp Tutor Level 2

Traditional Irish Harp Tutor Level 2
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  • Product Code: Tutor Book
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  • €20.00

Upgraded and revised - NEW 2020 Edition

Harper's Manual for Year 2 of training, you will learn:

Some important historical harp pieces such as Give Me Your Hand and Si Beg Si Mor

Lots more well-known tunes that everyone likes to hear – and that your friends will love to play with you

More great dance music including first jigs and hornpipes

How to work out your Chord Plans for a tune – and what Play Patterns to use

How to develop your arrangements with 3 easy steps

More on improvising to help you get creative!

More to do with chord-based accompaniments – so you can join any session and do a good job of accompanying any of the dances

Start playing ‘octave bases’ taking it from a simple starting point…

About what makes the music of Carolan really special…

About the most important historical harp events – such as the Belfast Harpers’ Assembly of 1792

About the ‘Harmonic Scale’ which explains why we humans love the sound of music

About ‘Major’ and ‘Minor’ modes and the chord plans that go with them  

Tunes in the Level 2 Tutor include :

Give me your hand, The Rock of Cashel, Shoe the Donkey, Lucy Farr’s Barndance, O Donnell’s March, Roddy McCorley (or ‘Sean South’), The Cliffs of Dooneen, Down by the Sally Gardens, Sonny Brogan’s Mazurka, Ballydesmond Polka, The Murroe Polka, Lannigan’s Ball, The Road to Lisdoonvarna, George Brabazon, Miss Murphy, Captain O Kane, Shebeg, Shemore, The Mountains of Mourne, Miss Goulding , The Keel Row, Three Little Drummers, The Coolea Slide, The Butterfly, The Good Natured Man, The Rights of Man, Mo Ghile Mear, She Moved Through the Fair, Carolan’s Lament for Charles MacCabe

Technical exercises are from The Book of Chimes and The Book of Chordscapes.