Melody’s Newsletters

Links to Melody's Newsletters dating back to 2016

We have been sending out newsletters since 2008.   You can see archives of past newsletters below.  Perhaps there is one you remember. If there is one you particularly want to see, let us know and we can look it up for you. Here’s our contact page: Melody’s Contact Page.  To sign up for our newsletters, there is a form at the bottom of our home page. Click HERE and scroll down.

December 2020 – Solstice Music

December 2020 – Patricia Jaeger has passed

December 2020 Kim|Sunita Concert andWorkshops– Princess Margaret Competition

October 2020 – New Music: Nancy Hurrell | Carol Wood | Louise Trotter | Diana Stork

September 2020 – Free music by Mary Dragoset | New titles

September 2020 – Reba has retired!

August 2020 – Remembering Brook Boddie

August 2020 – StringWynde You Tube Concert (Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher)

August 2020 – New Music

July 2020 – New Music: Barbara Fackler, Mary Muckle, Diana Stork, Vicki Smith

June 2020 – Louise Trotter Scholarship & more

May 2020 – Apps, Sibelius 6th with pedal markings, Joyce Rice music, Historical Harp Society News

May 2020 – Throwback Thursday with Darhon, Angi and Frank – this is a fun one!

April 2020 – article on brackets and placing, new music by Carol Wood

April 2020 – arranging from easy piano music| Louise Trotter

April 2020 – interview with Carol Wood

March 2020 – Holst Jupiter and Mahan’s Coloring Book

March 2020 – Free Downloads: Mozart Sonatine #1, Fur Elise Ensemble, Page 1 of Harp Hand helps by Patricia Jaeger, Play without stumbling

Late February 2020 – New music from Janet Witman, Diana Stork, Gretchen Monson,Barbara Fackler, Cindy Horstmon, Wm. Mahan,Joy Slavens, Kim Robertson and Shar Wallace,Vicki Smith,Laura Zaerr, Frank Voltz, Sharon Thormahlen and Anna Thormahlen Jenkins.

November 2019 – Paying respects to Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni, 1954 – 2019

November 2019 – Diana Stork, Harp Crossings announcement

October 2019 – Louise Trotter has passed

September 2019 – Sylvia Woods downloads, Melodias del Arpa announcement, Bonnie Goodrich downloads, Christy-Lyn visits Melody’s.

May 2019 – Carol Wood plays Christmas at Arthur’s Court, 50 first songs, New popular music from Sylvia Woods, Free Music Sample.

January 2019 – Features Reba’s books, and updates on foster Afghan Hounds

December 2018 – New Frank Voltz, The Lively Bard, New Afghan Hound Fosters

June 2018 – Growing Toward the Light, A Walk in the Mountains, new Angi Bemiss including I Can Only Imagine, new from Joy Slavens and Christina Cotruvo.

December 2017 – lots of new music

August 2017 – Lots of new music

July 2017 – Christa Grix new video

June 2017 – New music from Sharon Thormahlen, Joy Slavens, Laura Zaerr and more.

January 2017 – Twelfth Night announcement and new music

October 2016 – packed with new music and a nice announcement of a large chuck of new Angi Bemiss music.

August 2016 – Debby Carlson has passed

August 2016 – contains many new titles and 2 excellent you tubes from Kathryn Cater

June 2016 – one of my favorite, all about the Holst Jupiter Theme

March 2016 – New from Sharon Thormahlen, Dearbhail Finnegan, Linda Larkin and more

March 2016 – Back in stock – Robin Arioto Fickle’s great books, Wheel of the Year from Carol Wood announced, Technique at your Fingertips series from Julietta Rabens, new music from Cindy Horstman, Holly Avesian books for harp/flute now distributed by Melody’s.

February 2016 – 4 videos on this one, with Gretchen Cover (thanks to her for testing our website), D Squared, and more.


Downloadable Product Information

Here at Melody’s we offer a wide array of music books and accessories.  In the music book category, you may have a choice between PDFs (or MP3s) and paper books. If there is a choice, you are required to click either the paper version or PDF version before you can put an item into your cart. There should be no shipping charge for download music.  If there are physical products in your cart at the same time, your total will reflect shipping for those physical items.

Products that are download only will have a narrow blue banner toward the top of the description.   Products that are only available as physical/paper will not have a choice for you to make in order to add to your cart, nor will they have the narrow blue banner signifying download only.

After you check out, you are directed back to your receipt where you can download your music. Also, you will receive an email thanking you for your order with links that will take you to your downloads. Please add to your approved e-mail list. If you do not receive an e-mail within a few minutes after you place your order, check your spam folder.

If you created an account with us, you can also find your downloads by going to “My Account” and clicking on the “Downloads” link.  We highly recommend that you create an account so that you can refer to your order history whenever you want.

Depending on your computer settings, when you click on your download link, 1 –  it may open automatically, 2 – it may go into your “downloads” folder, or 3 – your computer may prompt you to “save as”. 

If you have a problem with your downloads, please contact us at  for assistance. Because our website contains so many titles, on occasion we have overlooked uploading a PDF here or there.  When you notify us of this, we make the correction immediately.  Please note that downloads are not “returnable.”


Depending on your computer settings, when you click on your download link, 1 –  it may open automatically, 2 – it may go into your “downloads” folder, or 3 – your computer may prompt you to “save as”.  If you can’t find your PDF, look in your “downloads” folder first.  The title of the PDF may not match the title of the book, so you may want to change the title to what you will remember. After you have located your download, please either remember that it is in your “downloads” folder, or better yet, move it to another folder on your computer with a name that you will remember.

Your respect of the copyright laws will help support the musicians and arrangers who created this music, and will encourage more harp music to be produced in the future. Please do not make multiple copies to pass on to others. You can help keep downloadable harp music viable and available by encouraging your students, friends, and relatives to purchase their own copies. Thank you for your assistance in this endeavor.


On our website,, we offer a wide selection of paper and download music. We were always in a quandary about publications having several parts, or that include sound files. After realizing that we can place multiple files into one folder and “zip” it up, we are now able to offer book + cd options.

What we do: sound files and the PDF book are placed into a folder and zipped. The zipped folder is inserted into the product on the back end of the web site.

What you receive: after you purchase, you receive a zipped folder. This is a folder that literally has a picture of a zipper on it, indicating there is more than one document in the folder.

What you do with it: Generally by double clicking on the folder, it automatically opens up. The challenge lies in whether or not you have a program that unzips these folders. If you do, it is as simple as double clicking and the contents are revealed. Alternately, you can right click on the folder, which brings up choices, one of which is “open with” – you then click on your unzip program.

If you don’t have a program to unzip your files you’ll have a challenge! Recently I bought a small laptop for my zoom lessons. This laptop did not come with winzip, or any other kind of program that unzips these folders. The computer kept wanting me to purchase winzip for $29.  I found another program that does a great job, and it is free. 7-zip unzips all my compressed (zipped) folders! It is open source and you can find out more here:

We hope all this information is helpful to you.

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