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First 50 Songs You Should Play on Harp

By Various

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Composed by Various. Harp. Broadway, Folk, Pop, Standards. Softcover. 186 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.252721).

Item Number: HL.252721

ISBN 9781540013224. 9x12 inches.

This one-of-a-kind collection of accessible solos for both pedal and lever harps includes 50 songs: Amazing Grace • Bring Him Home • Canon in D • Danny Boy • Fur Elise, WoO 59 • Hallelujah • Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) • My Heart Will Go on (Love Theme from 'Titanic') • Over the Rainbow • River Flows in You • Sweet Child O' Mine • Unchained Melody • What a Wonderful World • You Raise Me Up • and more.

About First 50

You've been taking lessons, you've got a few chords under your belt, and you're ready to buy a songbook. Now what? Hal Leonard has the answers in its First 50 series. The First 50 series steers new players in the right direction. These books contain easy to intermediate arrangements for must-know songs. Each arrangement is simple and streamlined, yet still captures the essence of the tune.

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  • March 25, 2021 Wonderful

    Such a great book. Lovely arrangements from relatively simple to more demanding. Good instructions for lever changes. Useful for people playing at weddings and receptions.

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  • March 22, 2021 1st 50 Songs You Should Play on the Harp

    I have purchased a few books in the "First 50 Songs..." as I play a few instruments. My newest endeavor is the harp and I will say that even though I have played foremost two years, I am surprised how difficult these arrangements generally are. If you are not a...

    fairly seasoned player, this book will probably cause a lot of frustration unless you know how to simplify the arrangements to a degree.

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  • October 25, 2020 A bit disappointed

    I was so looking forward to this book after seeing the songs it included. When I started to sight read different ones I immediately felt disappointed in the choice of notes and harmonies. I am an intermediate harpist and am trying to justify this purchase, I didn't resonate to...

    the arrangements at all. I kept going through and was hoping to be find an arrangement that sounded melodic but they were just strange. At least I have the chords so I can try to do something with them, rewrite or change a bit to sound more harmonious. I wish I could return it actually and find other music. Too bad, these songs would be great to have as a collection. I will probably not use this book at all.

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  • July 26, 2019 Robust intermediate to advanced pieces

    I bought this book as I have students who were looking for a number of these songs playable on lever harp. The title led me to believe the songs would be a beginner level, but for the most part, they are at an intermediate or advanced level. The arrangements are...

    true to the original pieces and a pleasure to play.

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