Cool Chords and Groovy Rhythms


Verlene Schermer’s Cool Chords and Groovy Rhythms is for lever or pedal harpists wanting to go “beyond and between” the triads used in traditional styles of music. This book dives into “cool chords” like 9ths, 11ths, and sus4s, and explores modern rhythms with syncopation, “swing eighths” and “four on the floor.” Exercises, examples, and assignments “are given for each element presented in order to provide the tools for making modern-sounding arrangements using popular songs, traditional tunes, or your own compositions,” says Schermer.

This book is available as a PDF download for $20.00.

Length: 88 pgs.