Traditional Irish Harp Tutor - Junior Beginners - Download Version
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Traditional Irish Harp Tutor Junior for Beginners illustrated by Ruth Harbison
Designed for Juniors from 7 to 11 years old, this delightfully illustrated tutor book is full of familiar and easy harp tunes to develop little fingers, comfort and confidence with the instrument.
With tunes presented in sequence of difficulty, the book features familiar nursery rhymes with new lyrics such as “Old MacDonald had a harp, E-I, E-I, O; And on his harp he had some strings….” and “This old man, he played ‘one’, he played harp strings with his thumb……” There are also some original tunes such as “G-B-D spells the chord of G” and the “A-B-C Song” to help establish the elementals.
The illustrations by Ruth Harbison, Janet's neice, are a wonderful addition for our young learners and offer the opportunity to colour in and enjoy the visual representations of notes, chords, clefs and more.
Tunes featured in this coursework are:
Three Blind Mice, The Chord of C Song, The Farmer Wants a Wife!, Brother Jack in 3 Languages, Row Row Row the Boat, The Big Ship Sails, Ten Green Bottles, The A-B-C Song, various exercises from The Book of Chimes, Old Mac Donald had a Harp!, The Heavenly 7, Óró, Sé Do Bheatha ‘Bhaile, This Old Man, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, The Castleconnell Train, Grace and Favour, Brian Boru’s March, Planxty Carolan, There Stands a Lady, The Belles of Ballee, Fly in the Soup, Dusty Bluebells, Éiníní, Éiníní, (Little Birdies), Báidín Fheidhlimidh (Faylem’s Boat), The Thumb Parade and accompaniments for Brian Boru’s March, The Belles of Ballee and Shoe the Donkey.