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22-String Lap Harp Books

Cold December Winds - A New Collection of Old Christmas Carols Arranged for Lap Harp, by Suzanne Guldimann - book $18.95
Suzanne's newest book includes 25 carols dating from the 14th through the 19th century. The carols come from Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Spain. She has also included 2 early American folk carols. The range of the music is 2 1/2 octaves, from a C up to G, and can be played on most lap harps. For advanced beginners to intermediate harpers. Chord symbols are included for more advanced players with larger harps, so they can add more notes to the arrangements. Fingerings are included. Suzanne has done extensive research including lyrics in both English and the original language, as well as historical notes. 56 pages.

Pastime With Good Company - Elizabethan Songs and Dances arranged for Lap Harp, by Suzanne Guldimann - book $18.95
Suzanne Guldimann's newest book features 27 Elizabethan songs and dances. The range of the music is 2 1/2 octaves, from a C up to a G, and can be played on most lap harps, whether their range is C to C, or G to G. Chord symbols and fingerings are included. Selections include: All in a Garden Green, The Frog Galliard, Loath to Depart, Quodling's Delight, The Shepherds Lamentation, Tomorrow is St. Valentine's Day, We Be Three Poor Mariners, Welladay, The Woods So Wild, The Spanish Pavane, Pastime With Good Company,and many more. 55 pages.

The Lap Harp Companion, edited by Mary-jean Zarick - book $23
A compendium of over 50 pieces arranged for 22-string lap harp. Classical, medieval, South American, country-western, movie themes and more. Arrangers include Trotter, Paulson, Lucchetti, Zaerr and Lalish. Very easy to challenging. Most require no lever changes.

22 Favorite Hymns For 22 Strings, by Pamela Dorian - book $14.95
A collection of tunes popular in some Christian traditions. Arrangements are for the 22-string lap harp, and each tune is arranged in both the keys of C and G, with no lever changes. Lyrics are included. Pieces include: All Creatures of Our God and King, Fairest Lord Jesus, Hymn to Joy, Amazing Grace, Simple Gifts, My Jesus I Love Thee,and many more.

Three Ravens and Other Ballads - arranged for Lap Harp, by Suzanne Guldimann - book $19.95
A collection of 34 ballads from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The range of the music is 2 1/2 octaves, and can be played on most lap harps, whether their range is C to C, or G to G. Pieces include: The Riddle, Geordie, Mary Hamilton, The Mermaid, The Wraggle Taggle Gypsies O, Barbara Allen,and more. Chord symbols and fingerings are included. 72 pages.

Green Grows the Holly, by Suzanne Guldimann - book $14.95
Christmas book for lap harps. 25 lovely medieval & Renaissance carols. Tunes include: Cutty Wren, Friendly Beasts, Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, This Endris Night, Nova! Nova!and more. Range of music is 2 1/2 octaves, from C up to G, and can also be played with a range of G to G. Fingerings and chord symbols are included. 48 pages.

22 Carols for 22 Strings, by Pamela Dorian - book $14.95
The traditional carols found in this book have been arranged specifically for the 22-string lap harp. Each piece is arranged both in the key of C and the key of G, thus enabling them to sound well on the lap harp or a small floor harp with C below middle C being the lowest note. This beautiful collection includes: The First Noel, Cherry Tree Carol, I Heard the Bells, I Wonder as I Wander, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Holy Night, Silent Night, Veni Emmanuel, Wassail Song, What Child is This,and more.

A Complete Method for the 22-String Harp, by Charlene North Drake - book $14.95
A slow methodical book that is appreciated by classically trained harp teachers, written for adult beginners with no musical background. This book contains simple exercises and tunes to be used under the guidance of a harp instructor. Covers basic music notation, bar lines, rests, glisses, scales, and chords with a strong emphasis on technique and placing. Teaches 4-note placing, triads, dotted notes, intervals, inversions, triplets, and begins lever changes. Contains Drink to Me Only, Amazing Grace, Cockles And Mussels, Lavender's Blue,two original pieces, and more.

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