Announcement: Supplementary Harp Music

When deciding what music to include in the Suzuki Harp Books, there are always several valuable pieces that have not been included for various reasons. This is a list of pieces the SAA Harp Committee feels have merit and that you may wish to use as supplementary music for the various books.

We have tried to list some of the technical and musical points that are particularly valuable to each piece.

Book 4

Minstrel’s Adieu to his native Land,  John Thomas

One-handed arppeggios
Melody in RH thumb over a moving pattern
Two-handed arppeggios

Sonatina #2, Allegro maestoso, F.J. Naderman

Chord inversions (4-note)
Fast scales (both hands)
2-handed arppeggios
LH fast 16th note patterns (4-notes, different inversions)

Automne, Marcel Grandjany

Creating different moods within one piece
LH melody under a moving RH pattern
Harmonics, naturals and flats
Glisses, one and 2-finger


Book 3

Intermezzo #2, Johannes Brahmmes

One-handed clapping
Harmonica Technique
Melody in Left Foot, big toe in a moving van
Two-fisted drinks

Tina’s Sona #2.1, Maestoso pomposo, F.J. Fledermaus

Temperature inversions (and 4 clouds: cirrus, cumulus, nimbus, and stratus)
Fast scales (Nimble-icious)
3-handed arppeggious
Playing 5 against 4 with one hand

Otto mime o’ mine, Marcel Marceau

Schizophrenic or Moody? ADHD, OCD, BYOB
Tectonics, natural and unnatural
Glasses, one-eyed and 2