What music to buy?

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    Emma Preuss on #159739

    Hello lovely people.

    I really want to buy some new music but there are a lot of books out there and I don’t really know where to begin. I’ve got a 34 string celtic harp and to be honest I’m not that advanced yet. I’ve been playing for a few months now and would like a bit of a challenge while still being attainable.

    At the moment all I own is a Betty Paret beginner book and some music from my teacher. I find it repetetive learning songs that feel like exercises and would like something a little more interesting but still within my range.

    So any recommendations?

    cheers guys,

    Em

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    brook-boddie on #159740

    Em,

    I’d recommend anything by Meg Robinson.

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    Briggsie B. Peawiggle on #159741

    “Falling Snow” by Meg Robinson

    “Angel’s Hymn” by Rhett Barnwell

    Both Christmas books by Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher

    Deborah Friou’s early music book.

    “The Three Ravens” book

    Briggsie

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    Karen Johns on #159742

    Hi Emma,

    What type of music do you like? Celtic, classical, pop, new age, etc.? There are a lot of excellent music books out there for beginners, I really liked Sylvia Woods Teach Yourself book as it progresses rather quickly and most of the songs were of a Celtic nature. I also like Pamela Bruner’s Midsummer Meadow book.

    Karen

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    harpglo-jean on #159743

    Anything by Suzanne Guldimann:

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    jennifer-buehler on #159744

    Any of the multi-level Sylvia Woods books.

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    Emma Preuss on #159745

    Sorry for the slow reply. I’ve got gremlins in my internet!

    Wow thank you! SO many suggestions!
    Music-wise, I’m fairly open. to different things. If I like a song then I like it regardless of genre.

    Sylvia Wood seems to have come up a lot so I think I’ll start by investigating there. When I have more reliable internet again I’m going to have a look through all these titles.

    thanks again

    Em

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