The Treble Harpist book by Ray Pool is an introduction to music on the harp using the treble clef only. Intended for the adult beginner who has come to the study of music for the first time, or those with previous musical experience on another instrument and can read the notes of the treble clef. Suitable for harps of any size, especially smaller lever harps (“lap harps”). Stresses proper hand position and effective practice technique which strengthens pitch and rhythm identification. Each of the five sections offers graduated examples of note reading, rhythm exercises, technique, and repertoire. There are fifty arrangements taken from American folk songs, American vintage tunes, Christian hymns and holiday songs, Jewish hymns and holiday songs, and compositions by Stephen Foster. The range of notes begins with only those on the lines and spaces of the treble clef and expands to the F below middle C (3 ledger lines below the staff) to the “soprano high C” two ledger lines above the staff. The key signatures of the arrangements include C Major / A minor (no sharps or flats) and G Major / E minor (F# only). No lever or pedal changes. All arrangements are fully edited with careful attention given to fingering patterns.
Table of Contents:
Yellow Rose of Texas, Rock-a-bye Baby, Mary Ann, In the Good Old Summertime, My Bonnie, Herzliebster Jesu, Hamburg, Boruch Elokenu, Picardy, Achas Shoalti, Aura Lee, Wildwood Flower, L’il Liza Jane, Amen Shem Nora, Burnessan, Bread of Life, Trav’lin’ Man, When the Saints Go Marching In, Good King Wencaslas, Old Hundreth, Jesus Loves Me, Foundation, Nun Dunket All’ und Bringet ehr’, Yom Rov Lanu, Cindy, Away in a Manger, It’s Hard, Ain’t It Hard?, Festal Song, Candle Blessing, Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, Canditor Alme Siderum, Careless Love, Daisy Bell, My Wild Irish Rose, Chanuka Chag Ya’fe, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Mueller, Over the river and Thro’ the Wood, Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair, Atzé Zéitim Omdim, Dominus Regis Me, Dix, Michael, Row the Boat Ashore, Ki Eshm’ra Shabbat, Gentle Annie, The Glendy Burk, Angels We Have Heard on High, We Three Kings, All Through the Night, America