Hello. Well, I’d like to say I’m an intermediate to advanced beginner harpist, I’ve been playing for about a year. The only formal training I’ve had was marching band back in high school, and needless to say, with 120 other musicians, my teacher didn’t have much time for music theory. I can sight read pretty well, but that’s as far as my knowledge goes. So I’m basically clueless as far as music theory and it’s beginning to hold me back. I don’t have a great ear, but I am fairly decent at identifying the notes in a melody line for songs that I’d like to play. I can get them written down, but I’m completely unable to find the right chords to add in on the bass line, which is something I would SO love to learn. I also need to learn how to transpose music between keys, or write out accidentals (is that even possible??). I have a 26 string lever harp with only partial levers so until I am able to upgrade, I would like to be able to adjust certain pieces to fit my harp. Most of the harp music I have now will fit on a 26 string, but if it has the wrong accidental it becomes impossible for me to play.
Can anyone recommend a good book, website, or maybe even an iPhone app that could teach me those things? I saw that Syllvia Woods has a music theory book available and I am a HUGE fan of everything she does, but I would love some opinions from people with experience. Thanks!!