“Discover the Blues: Harp Mastery Workshop” – 8 Weeks in February and March 2024
Workshop Facilitator:  Cymber Lily Quinn

Join us for a one-hour taste test and introduction.
February 22 (Thursday) at 11 am Central time. Register HERE. 
Your hosts will be Kimberly Snaufer DeRosa and Therese Honey.  They will be interviewing Cymber Lily Quinn.

Unleash the soulful melodies of the blues on your harp with our exclusive “Discover the Blues: Harp Mastery Workshop.” This immersive course is your ticket to unlocking the secrets of this iconic musical genre. This course is inspired by the renowned book, “How to Play Blues on the Harp” by I. Mac Perry, celebrated by Melody’s Music/Afghan Press.

Mary Radspinner at Afghan Press says: “Mr. Perry had a masters in divinity, wrote books, cooked, gardened (BS in Horticulture), and was into archeology, having found fossils in his own yard in Florida.  He was very energetic and brilliant.”  Additional notes:  He was a painter, artist, and played multiple instruments. He painted the cover for his Blues book.  His cookbooks and historical fiction books are available on Kindle. He published sixteen books on topics in religion, landscaping, regional history, archeological discovery, music, food, and he also wrote historical fiction. During mid-career he was awarded an honorary Ph.D. in Literature.To get a better idea of Mr. Perry’s brilliance, please read his obituary HERE


🎵 What to Expect:

✓ Historical Deep Dive: Delve into the rich history of the blues, understanding its evolution and significance.
✓ Tailored Tuning: Learn specialized blues tuning techniques designed for lever harps, ensuring your harp resonates with the authentic blues vibe.
✓ Expressive Accompaniment: Master the art of self-accompaniment and group dynamics, enabling you to create a full, rich blues experience.
✓ Improvisational Magic: Acquire the skills to improvise on the blues, adding your unique touch to this timeless genre.
✓ Melodic Repertoire: Explore five easy-to-grasp blues tunes, perfect for both beginners and those looking to expand their musical repertoire.
✓ Finger Agility Exercises: Elevate your playing with exercises focused on refining finger dexterity, a crucial element in blues mastery.
✓ Ear-Training: Develop a keen musical ear through carefully crafted listening exercises, enhancing your ability to interpret and play the blues intuitively.
✓ Blues Lingo Mastery: Speak the language of the blues with confidence, facilitating seamless collaboration with fellow musicians.
✓ Backing Tracks and More: Gain exclusive access to professionally crafted backing and practice tracks, elevating your practice sessions to new heights.

🎓 Course Format:

Our condensed 8-week program packs the punch of a full semester course, ensuring a comprehensive and enriching experience.

🎶 Why Choose My Workshop:

  • Expert Guidance: Learn from an experienced instructor passionate about sharing the art of blues on the harp.

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Covering everything from history to practical skills, ensuring a holistic understanding of blues music.

  • Community Connection: Engage with a community of like-minded harp enthusiasts, fostering collaboration and inspiration.

  • Exclusive Resources: Benefit from exclusive access to backing tracks, practice materials, and ongoing support beyond the workshop.

Ready to embark on a transformative musical journey? Enroll now in our “Discover the Blues: Harp Mastery Workshop” and let your harp resonate with the timeless magic of the blues! 🎶✨


Meet Cymber Lily Quinn, your blues maestro and guiding force in the ‘Discover the Blues: Harp Mastery Workshop.’ A seasoned harpist, educator, and passionate blues aficionado, Cymber Lily brings a wealth of musical expertise and a deep commitment to sharing the transformative power of blues music with harp enthusiasts of all levels.

With years of performance experience, and a teaching philosophy centered on empowerment and self-expression, Cymber Lily creates an immersive learning environment where students not only master the intricacies of the harp but also feel the emotional depth of the blues genre. Join Cymber Lily Quinn on a musical journey, whether you’re a beginner unlocking the secrets of the harp or an experienced player delving deeper into the blues — her workshop promises a transformative experience in discovering the rhythmic magic and emotional depth of the blues on your harp.” 🎶🌟

February: 7, 21, 28 (no class on Valentine’s Day)
March: 6, 13, 20, 27
April: 3 – Final class and sharing
Time: 7:05 pm Mountain Time (Denver)
Zoom Link: To be provided with registration
Tuition: $397 (one payment) or 5 payments of $90
REGISTER by sending an email to Cymber at cymberlilyharp@gmail.com. I’ll send you the payment link and zoom instructions.


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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.

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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 MelodyTradMusic@gmail.com  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, folkharp.com, 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:https://www.7-zip.org/

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