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Advanced Compositions for Double Strung Harp

EARLY ADVANCED, DOUBLE-STRUNG HARP. Three of Laurie Riley’s favorite and most beloved tunes. Nicely notated, and easy to read. This book is written for the double strung harp. Although playable on a single strung harp, on occasion the right and left hand will be hovering closely or even on top of each other. For this reason, the book is designated as a double strung book. However, if a player is willing do some re-arranging, those few passages could be altered. Three of Laurie’s favorite and most beloved tunes: La Tierra Roja is a four page solo with rolled chords and a Spanish flavor. Saguaro is a full 6 page solo, catchy melody with a Spanish flavor. Sedona Light is a 6-page solo with full chords, rhythms marked with accents, and meter changes. Saguaro is also presented as a fun duet for two harps. Harp 2 can be played on a

Beyond the Basics DVD Riley

DVD- Straightforward techniques explained in precise detail that can take the intermediate or advanced harp player beyond predictability and into the realm of the unexpected and exciting. Straightforward techniques explained in precise detail that can take the intermediate or advanced harp player beyond predictability and into the realm of the unexpected and exciting. Topics addressed: blues and slapping, improvisation, superimposed chords, parallel sixths, harmonics, South American techniques, hand positions. Length: 1 hour 27 minutes. For Intermediate to Advanced players, this DVD learn new techniques that can take you beyond predictability and into the realm of the unexpected. These techniques are explained in precise detail that can be immediately applied to your own playing right away. These skills can be applied to many different playing styles and musical methods and will help develop your own unique sound. Contents: Slapping Blues & slapping Improvisation Superimposed chords Parallel sixths Harmonics South American techniques

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Body, Mind and Music

Music affects the body/mind, and the body/mind of the player affects the playing of music. Laurie discusses our cultural relationship with music, how the brain learns it, how we practice it, how we perform it, how we listen to it, how we teach it, and finally, how it is used in purposely therapeutic ways. This is a revised and updated edition (2010) incorporating the addition two of Laurie's previous books: Nothing Less Than Your Best and The Art of Teaching. A complete guide for all musicians, inluding Music and the Brain,Music is a Language, Practice As Passion, Aural, Kinesthetic and Visual Learning, Overcoming Blocks to Musical Progress, The Five ways of Learning , Basic Music Terminology, Key Changes and the Succession of 5ths, Music as Therapy, Improvisational Music, Beneficial Resonant Frequencies, and much more!

Celtic Music

LOWER INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS. A good book of easy arrangements containing information about Celtic style, ornamentation and left hand accompaniments. Includes wire harp tunes and O'Carolan tunes plus The Orange Rogue, Little Bag of Praties, The Water is Wide, Jock O'Hazeldean, The Butterfly, Barrett's Hornpipe, Morgan Meaghan, Carolan's Draught, Castle Kelly, Return From Fingal, more. EASY TO INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS. Table of Contents: I Lost My Love, The Orange Rogue, The Shearin’s No For You, Fairy Dance, Little Bag Of Praties, Mairi’s Wedding, Kelvin Grove, Uir-Chill a’Chreagain, The Cat’s Jig, Jock O’Hazeldean, The Water Is Wide, The Ash Grove, Maggie Pickens, Blind Mary, Tarmon’s Polka, Roslyn Castle, The Butterfly, Barrett’s Hornpipe, The Galway Piper, Hieland Laddie, My Love She’s But A Lassie Yet, Morgan Meaghan, Charles O’Conor, Carolan’s Draught, Kathleen Astor, Castle Kelly, Parson’s Farewell, Return From Fingal

Composed in Heart

INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS Here is a really wonderful book of Laurie Riley’s fabulous compositions, expertly transcribed by Lorna Govier. The notation is clear, large, and oh so easy-to-read! PDF version for download only.

Composing Healthcare Music

REFERENCE BOOK   Not a music book, this text is for all musicians who feel the call to use their music for the good of those in need. This is a PDF download.

How To Start a Healthcare Music Program in Your Local Hospital

Approaching and working with clinical institutions to include live music in their patient services, and how to structure such services.

Play the Harp Today DVD

DVD- This DVD will give a beginner a good start and enhance the progress of someone already taking lessons. It can be useful to players at other levels, too.

Play the Therapy Harp

INSTRUCTION BOOK   The term "therapy harp" is used to describe any small harp that is suitable for playing for therapeutic purposes for yourself or others. Laurie’s new book, "Play the Therapy Harp" is a combination of many modes of the beginning harp experience.

The Double Strung Harp

INTERMEDIATE DOUBLE-STRUNG HARP A tremendous welcome to the repertoire available to modern harpists. The word "harpist" now refers to a multitude of instrumentalists playing a variety of types of harps. The double-strung harp, consisting of two parallel rows of strings, has gained popularity over the past several years, starting with the 1996 International Folk Harp Conference chaired by Laurie Riley. Carolyn Deal currently has a huge following of DS harpers because of her you tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Smilingharp/videos.  (162 tutorials as of September 2020). At th. 1996 conference, many types of harps were featured, bringing forth into the performance realm a rich and diverse meaning to the instrument. Beth Kollé and Laurie Riley have done an immeasurable service to the world of the harp in the writing of this book. Also included are valuable instructions on double-strung harp history, harp techniques possible on a double-strung harp, doubling melodies, dividing melodies in

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