I’ve been playing the harp now for 6 months (36 string lever), and am looking to buy some new music. I’ve heard wonderful things about Bernard Andres and have viewed several sample pages online from various works of his, but I’m wondering if anyone can give me a better idea about the relative skill level needed for some of his pieces. Specifically, I’m interested in:
3. La Gimblette
I can’t find anything other than two sample pages from Charades, but I’m wondering if Charades would be a good book for developing new skills and helping me progress.
From what I’ve been able to listen to online from YouTube videos, Ribambelle sounds like certain songs might be too easy for me, but I’ve heard a couple clips that make it sound too advanced, so I just can’t decide if it would be a good purchase for me.
Looking and listening to La Gimblette makes me think it might be the most difficult. Is this true? I don’t have experience with four-note chords which this seems to have. Would this be a good piece to get me started with four-note chords, or is this one probably too difficult?
I’m also interested in some music by Frank Voltz, but again, I’m having a hard time determining if it would be too difficult for me since I can only view one sample page. I’m particularly interested in:
2. Dreaming of You
To give you an idea of my skill level, I finished McDonald and Woods “Graded Recital Pieces Vol. 1” a few months ago, and I’m currently working to polish Hasslemans “Petite Berceuse”. I’m also just starting to learn “Grand Mere Raconte Une Histoire” by Renie and “A Martine” by Andres.
Can anyone give me any insights on the above listed Andres and Voltz pieces to help me know if they would be on my level–to push me to develop new skills, but not be so difficult that I’m overly frustrated? Are any of the Andres books progressive in difficulty level?
I really appreciate any insights you can offer, or other recommendations of music you think would be good. I’m having such a hard time trying to decide on music that I can’t fully view first.