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Lead Sheet Tutorials
and supporting free sheet music music
by Barbara Ann Fackler
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Chords PDF This
is a chart of the chords that ocurr naturally in keys
commonly used by lever harps. If you are new to reading lead sheets,
this reference guide will help you to be sure whether or
not the chords you need include accidentals (notes outside the key
handle accidentals one of two ways: either omit the note or change
the lever to accomodate it, remembering to return your harp to the key
signature as soon as possible.
sheet tutorial PDF This is a tutorial for
people new to reading lead sheets. It offers a
brief introduction to lead sheets and presumes basic knowledge of note
reading, key signatures and time signatures. If you are new
to reading lead sheets, grab the Common Chords chart as well.
Three Christmas Lullabies lead
sheet (version 1)PDF
The tutorial refers to this lead sheet which contains three
Christmas lullabies in lead sheet format (melody and chords).
chords on this lead sheet are all in root position, which is easier for
novices. It includes only the lullabies, not the interludes,
intro and coda. This sheet music is free to download at no cost.
Lullabies PDF (sheet music for solo harp)
This full arrangement
offers a realization of the three lullaby melodies for those who need a
more ideas to get started. The harmony in the 4th bar of Wiegenlied of
this full arrangement is
different than version one of the lead sheet, which includes only root
position chords. While the tutorial
suggests using a four bar phrase as
the introduction, interludes and coda, you'll find that this version
adds one "extra" measure to one of the interludes than the tutorial
suggests. As you work out your own version, remember that the
length of the introduction and connecting phrases is subjective. They
may be as long or short as you wish and you may decide not to include
any at all. Also included is a brief tutorial about inverted chords.
Three Christmas Lullabies
advanced lead sheet (version 2) PDF
This lead sheet matches the chords used in the full
and includes some inversions. It includes only the lullabies, not the
intro and coda. This harp sheet music is downloadable at no
Three Christmas Lullabies (version 3) PDF This is the
advanced version fit more tightly on the page creating a 2 page
version. No page turns. NEW 12/13/08
A harp duo version is available from Pretty Quick
Music. See the Harp Ensemble page for more
information or to order the sheet music for this version.
Waves of the Danube/Anniversary
Song Lead Sheet Tutorial
solo harp arrangement of the Anniversary Song (sometimes known as the
Anniversary Waltz) is the basis for this lead sheet tutorial.
Both the solo version and lead sheet were created with lever
in mind but each works for pedal harp as well. If you are new
reading lead sheets, grab the chord chart at the top of this page.
Waves of Danube lead sheet and tutorial PDF for
(or pedal) harp
harp arrangement PDF