I finally created my own chart so other harpists can learn from my utter confusion.
Well … here’s that chart – and if you want it – don’t try to print it from this page – a worksheet, a playsheet, that outlines everything I wish I’d known when I started playing jazz on the harp: a list of about 75 standard tunes, their standard keys, their standard styles (Latin, Swing, Waltz), which ones are good starter-tunes, which are tasty challenges and which ones are really not worth it unless you’re Park Stickney (the harp world’s fastest jazz pedal shifter).
And now that I work with so many lever-harp players around the world through my online courses, I recently added some additional notes to show which ones are good choices to start with on the Lever harp.Check out this free printable list of great jazz tunes playable on the #harp. Download yours here Click To Tweet
So for all you you harpists who ask me where to start with jazz – download this and start with the simpler ones!
When you download it you also get onto my mailing list so you’ll hear about any of the shows or courses or programs I have that can take you even further.
And have fun!
p.s. special thanks to Brenda & Sabine at JazzHarp.org who inspired me to post this list for their monthly ezine readers!