Music for 8 stringed harp

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Music for 8 stringed harp

Postby Type16 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:27 pm

Can anybody please recommend some music (for beginner) for an 8 stringed knee harp.

All advice much appreciated. Andy.


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Postby Eric the well read » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:57 pm

Hi Andy,
8 repeat 8 strings? VERY tiny- and while size isn't that important,
In instruments, it means restrictions on anything you can play.
I can confidently guess that the numbers of music books written for eight strings can be counted on the fingers of one head :wink:

There are thousands of tunes written that encompass only eight notes
but whether you'll find them in any decent book form is a different matter.
Why not just try playing by ear?
Bully any musician you know (or can find) to tell you which will work and which note to start on.
Good Luck
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Postby busy mole » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:33 pm

Yes, 8 strings does rather restrict you to playing just the tune without any accompaniment, but we have lots of harp books that would teach you the basics of technique, then you could just play the right hand parts. Our Early Music for Harp book would give you lots of tunes to play, just ignore the bass clef.


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Postby Type16 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:10 am

Thanks Busy Mole!
Will come & see you.
Cheers, Andy


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Postby wibble puppy » Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:38 pm

good call, busy mole 8)

Andy what period do you portray? Might have some extra ideas for you :D

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Postby Eric the well read » Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:25 pm

Hi All,
Could always use a simple wind instrument book -lots cheaper

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Postby busy mole » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:22 pm

Not always! Our harp books are very reasonable, the only decent medi tune book for woodwind I've found is £10. Most modern woodwind books come with accompaniment parts and work out alot more.


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