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Durch die einfachen (Kinder-)lieder macht man schnelle und hörbare Fortschritte. Auch die Hilfestellungen für die Fingerplatzierung machen es zu einem angenehmen Lehrbuch. Alles in allem gut strukturiert (keine übermässigen Anforderungen) + weitere nützliche Tipps bezüglich Saitenwechsel etc. Sehr empfehlenswert, und meiner Meinung nach zur Zeit eines der besten Lehrmittel die ich angetroffen habe, eine Neuauflage wäre jedoch sowohl empfehlens- wie auch wünschenswert. Lg Markus aus der Schweiz.
This is a fantastic book for beginners who have a little bit of music background. She does go over all of the basics but if you can already play a little bit of piano or have a relatively good understanding of how notes on a staff work, then this is the book for you. I think that this would be too much to tackle on your own (without a teacher) if you do not have at least a basic understanding of music already. Good luck!
I've learned to play a variety of musical instruments, primarily on my own, so I was excited to find a book purporting to help me learn folk harp without a teacher. This book has been very good so far, although I have had to supplement my knowledge with some digging on the internet, particularly when it comes to tuning, hand position, and using the sharping levers. I like the pace of the book. It doesn't spend an overly long time on basic excercises and you get to plunge right in to playing simple songs ... and they're different than the same old "yankee doodle" songs that most books make you wade through before getting to the "real" songs (the ones that sound impressive when you play them for your friends). I'm not sure how well I would have done with this book if I had not already been familiar with reading music, though. It does go over the basics, but it quickly moves into reading two staffs simultaneously, something that can be challenging for people that are just starting to learn to read music. The excercises that are included are very helpful for developing finger coordination in preparation for new skills that you will need in upcoming songs, so everything is very well targeted to work together. I will say that some of the hand-drawn music notes can be a little bit hard to read (but not impossible). Also, some of the fingering is very strange to me. That could just be because I have been a pianist for so many years. I just go through the song a few different times and choose a fingering structure that feels natural to me, and just ignore her suggestions on this. For folk song enthusiasts, this book is a veritable treasure trove, containing both well-known favorites and plenty of lesser-known melodies that you will love. I look forward to finishing this book and being able to choose from some of Sylvia's many other songbooks arranged for folk harp. Oh, one other note: I am playing with a harp that contains 3 full octaves; this book does call for about 4 or 5 notes below my lowest note ... something that could have been helpful to know when choosing what harp to purchase. I will be buying one with additional strings in the future.