This book contains 8 songs that have been edited and made very playable for beginners. There are techniques that will be useful to the beginner harpist. The titles are:
March of the Leprechauns: generally single notes, the LH plays either one note or a 2-note chord. Key of G mixolydian.
Cabrillo’s Dream has a Latin feel, key of E minor. Generally one note at a time, not many big chords. LH reaches a low note every other measure.
Don Quixote: Single note RH, LH provides rhythm, harmony and some chords. Key of A minor.
The Dove: key of C and a good exercise in triads, 1st and 2nd inversion chords.
Geisha: running eighth notes that switch off between RH and LH. C pentatonic scale.
Harlequin Harper: key of G, very easy, single notes, one hand at a time.
The Flowered Kimono: Key of C, easy with a more active LH than some of the other songs. LH often plays a 2-note chord.
Pinata Party: key of C, catchy little melody. LH helps out with the melody.
Bill Mahan, an architect by trade, is a painter and jewelry maker as well as a composer.