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Traditional Tunes with a Twist 

Verlene Schermer 

 

- lever or pedal harp 

- intermediate 

 

Jazzy Arrangements for lever or pedal harp. 

 

The "twist" is the jazzy approach in the arrangements of these tunes that are usually played with traditional chords and rhythms. Most of the tunes can be played on a lever harp with only the F and C levers, but for one tune you will also need a G-sharp. Each arrangement begins more simply and less jazzy and then evolves into a more modern sound with jazzy chords, jazzy rhythms, or both. As one of Verlene's students put it, "these are not the chords your ancestors used!" Chord names are also given for guitar or any other chording instrument.  

26 pages. 

 

Table of Contents: 

 

Greensleeves Swing  

House of the Rising Sun 

Mo Ghile Mear 

Mockingbird Song 

Morrison's Jig 

Motherless Child 

Oh Susannah 

Si Bheag Si Mhor 

Silent "Jazzy" Night 

Suo-gan (Lullaby)  

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 

The Water is Wide 

 

 

 

 

 

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