harp arrangement for iconic guitar hit, “Classical Gas”!

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    Jerusha Amado on #256572

    Hi all,

    I just wanted to let you know that I obtained permission from Mason Williams, composer of the 60’s pop hit, “Classical Gas”, to arrange his guitar tune for harp for publication. I have published it under my professional name. Use this link for more information http://harpimages.com/News.html
    or contact me!

    jsmoir on #256603

    Also-freakin-lutely great! Of course, I’ll never be able to play it, but that piece was THE piece that led me to investigate classical music, which then led to my entire career in music. What a GREAT connection. Congrats.

    Jerusha Amado on #256608


    Thank you!

    It’s great that “Classical Gas” made such an impression on your life! I remember it being the first guitar tune that piqued my interest. I was 10 years old when I first saw Mason Williams perform it on the “Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour”. I fell in love with the song then and never forgot it.

    How did the harp come into your life?

    jsmoir on #256629

    I think it must have been SB or Glen Campbell, where I saw/heard Mason William’s song.

    I’m Celtic. I always wanted to do something exotic like the harp, but was too timid… so I became an Opera Singer, instead?@!?

    Anyway, learning curve aside, I am enjoying playing harp now. thanks.
    Maybe even someday I’ll perform ‘with harp and voice.’

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