SM566: Progressive Lessons

Tutor Book
Progressive Lessons
Simon Chadwick

Cover ImageThis book presents source materials for studying the ancient Gaelic harp traditions, which were shared between Ireland and Scotland for many centuries and replaces the earlier 2014 A5 edition Progressive Lessons for Early Gaelic Harp. This edition includes an audio CD.

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The collector
Edward Bunting

The tradition bearers
Patrick Quin & Denis O'Hampsey, their lives, their harps, and their portraits

The three beginners' tunes
A summary of different orders the three tunes come in, and the sources for them

Maili Bhan "1st tune"
Field draft from Patrick Quin

Feileacan "2nd tune"
Piano arrangement from Patrick Quin

Burns's March "3rd tune"
Field draft from Patrick Quin, Song words from Denis O'Hampsey, Field draft from Denis O'Hampsey, Piano arrangement from Denis O'Hampsey

Other information about the three tunes
The "Examples of Irish melody"

Setup and tuning of the harp
The names and disposition of the notes of the harp, and methods for tuning


CD track listing

Library Information

Title: Progressive lessons
Composer/Arranger: Various arranged Simon Chadwick
Instrumentation: Gaelic Harp
Level: Tutor Book
Format: A4 Stapled Book + CD
Total Pages: 42
Weight: 180gm
ISMN: Not issued
Our Ref: SM0566
Publisher: Early Gaelic Harp Info
Edition/Year: Third Edition 2017
Origin: UK

Sample pages

Sample of the music