Notes from the arranger
Welcome to Harping at Home! Here’s how it works:
Each arrangement in the series consists of two harp parts, an easier Harp 1 part suitable for beginners and a more challenging Harp 2 part suitable for intermediate players. Included with each piece are links to video performances on Youtube of both parts.
Choose the part you would like to learn, and then pull up the video of the other part and play along with a professional harpist! The videos are designed to be simple to use, with each including a short 2-4 measure introduction that is also printed in each part as an “optional intro” so you know exactly when to come in. The printed tempo marking reflects the approximate tempo of the video performances.
These pieces can, of course, be played by in-person groups of harpists as well. They are ideal for mixed-level ensembles since both parts are important and interesting to play. In the absence of a conductor, the “optional intro” can be played by the ensemble leader to cue in the other players.