Music for 8 stringed harp

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Music for 8 stringed harp

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

All advice much appreciated. Andy.
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Post by Eric the well read »

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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Post by busy mole »

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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Post by Type16 »

Thanks Busy Mole!
Will come & see you.
Cheers, Andy
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Post by wibble puppy »

good call, busy mole 8)

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

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Post by Eric the well read »

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

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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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