Can Someone Recommend

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  • Participant
    unknown-user on #161417

    A book of romantic pieces, either classical or more modern (e.g. Lady in Red) that is arranged for a beginner please?

    Participant
    Donna O on #161418

    Fiona,
    I’m not sure what part of the world you are in, but I recently purchased a book online from the Sylvia Woods Harp Center called 22 Romantic Songs arranged for the harp.

    Participant
    unknown-user on #161419

    I’m in the UK Donna but don’t mind paying for shipping if I can get some nice pieces.

    The tutor books I have are predominantly Scottish, Irish and Welsh although there are some very nice pieces in them, I have to admit to not being a great lover of some of them.

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    tony-morosco on #161420

    Sylvia Woods also has a great book of John Denver’s love songs. I know many would say “John Denver !?!?”, but he really did write some wonderful love songs and they work really well on the

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    unknown-user on #161421

    Think one of my favourite John Denver Songs is “Annie’s Song” – probably also the one he is most famous for.

    I saw that when I was looking through Sylvia Woods’ site earlier.

    Participant
    unknown-user on #161422

    Guess what?

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    Audrey Nickel on #161423

    “Fake books” probably aren’t much use to you at this stage, as they’re generally just lead sheets.

    Participant
    unknown-user on #161424

    Thanks Audrey.

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    jennifer-buehler on #161425

    Do you have decent theory skills?

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    Donna O on #161426

    Fiona,
    Glad to see the Sylvia Woods book is available in the UK.

    Participant
    unknown-user on #161427

    Yes I’ve got theory skills – 13 years at music school from age 5 to 18 taught me that.

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    Audrey Nickel on #161428

    Don’t just feel for the strings, Fiona.

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    Briggsie B. Peawiggle on #161429

    Absolutely!!! You NEED to look at the strings. There’s something about that “looking at the strings things” that makes it just that much easier to memorize everything for the harp.

    Briggsie

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    unknown-user on #161430

    Thanks for the tip Audrey and Briggsie.

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