Playing and Improvising Middle Eastern Music


Verlene Schermer’s Playing and Improvising Middle Eastern Music is for solo lever or pedal harp. This collection serves not only as a repertoire book, but also as an instructional book on improvisation in Middle Eastern styles of music. It includes 10 traditional Lebanese, Turkish, Greek, Armenian, Arabic, Spanish Flamenco, and Ladino/Sephardic tunes. Each tune has unique melodies, harmonies, rhythms, or all three, so a page of notes is provided for each tune to “help you understand the rhythm and mode, and to give ideas for the improvisation section,” says Schermer. Scroll down for contents.

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

Length: 50 pgs.