(I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to post this topic a few times now… :-/ Sorry if it doubles up)
I’ve been looking at Sylvia Wood’s Music Theory and Arranging Techniques book and would be interested to know what more advanced (lever!) players think of it.
I’m actually really interested in the score for the lovely Irish song “The Bold Fenian Men” but I can’t seem to find it anywhere else but in this book. Does anyone have the score and be willing to share, by any chance? 🙂
Living in Europe, and playing the double-strung harp, I find myself short of ressources.
I have been wanting to find Laurie Riley’s “Secret of Celtic Style” DVD (and hoped there was a book made of it, but there isn’t). No only is it impossible to find here in France, but I’ve bought American DVDs before only to be unable to play them as the formatting is incompatible with European readers. I’ve gone as far as to contact Ms Riley to see if an arrangement could be made but she explained that she did not own the rights to this DVD (she was wonderfully kind, by the way).
So, though I do not despair to see this DVD one day, I’ve been looking at other works.
I’m hoping to understand harp theory, Celtic and medieval music, and adapt a few songs of my own : I was wondering if the book by Sylvia Woods could help me there.
If you’ve read it, what did you think? Appart from scores, what is the general content?
In the off-chance that you’ve also seen Laurie Riley’s DVD, how do they compare and do they cover completely different topics?
I’ve trying to get a read on the book beyond the review offered by Sylvia woods. Thank you all for your input!