I wrote these studies to cover basic harp techniques, but in a melodic way, to make them more enjoyable. Harp teachers and students love these studies. They are even used by performers.
In the drop-down menu, you can choose from book, eBook, CD, mp3 download and book/CD combo. The eBook is also available on Sheet Music Plus.
If you need just a few of the mp3s (and do not want to purchase the entire download), the single mp3s are available on Sheet Music Plus. Just put a title and my name in the search box and you will find them.
Click to view music samples. You will see an excerpt from each one-page study.
Click to view the lap harp version of the book
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“Your melodic studies are absolutely beautiful. Every piece has something new to improve our harping skills. In learning to play the harp (with no prior music training) I just couldn’t seem to grasp the timing. After printing off a couple of the melodic studies, I ordered all of them. Within one week, the timing came to me. Looking forward to your new melodic studies CD.” Marilou S
“Just have to write and let you know how great your melodic studies are! Very focused and very lovely to play – and a great antidote to burn-out on (other exercises). Besides, they can string together quite nicely in different combinations for a bit of new age warm-up at the beginning of a gig. I look forward to using them with my students.” MJ
“Dear Cindy, just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying reading through your melodic studies. They are a pleasure to sight-read and I know they’ll be going to lots of weddings in the future. Easy on the ears, nice under the fingers. What more could a harpist want?” Mary Jane, FL