Mel Bay's Celtic Authoharp: 35 Celtic Tunes Arranged for All Standard Autoharps Using Notation and Tablature (Book plus CD)

Mueller, Karen

Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 1999
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Synopsis: This collection of 35 Celtic tunes represents ten different performance styles from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. The majority of these pieces are dance tunes such as the jigs and reels popular at Irish sessions, the informal gatherings of musicians in pubs, community halls, and homes. Although relatively new to the session ensemble, the autoharp bears a distinct resemblance to the Irish folk harp. Fittingly, this collection includes harp tunes by famed Irish harpist Turlough O'Carolan as well as other slow airs. All of the pieces in this book have been arranged to be played on any standard 15 or 21-bar chromatic autoharp in either melodic or rhythmic (backup) style. A melody line with suggested chord accompaniment is included so other instrumentalists can easily join in. The book's companion CD includes performances of all 35 selections, ably illustrating the rhythmic and stylistic nuances of this engaging music. In notation and tablature.

About the Author: Karen Mueller is a nationally touring performer and instructor who specializes in in Celtic and American music on the dulcimer and autoharp. The press has called her one of the world's top Autoharp players and a true virtuoso. Winner of the 1986 International Autoharp Championship in Winfield, Kansas, Karen has traveled throughout the U. S. and to Ireland, performing and joining in traditional music sessions with the Autoharp. In addition, she has been a two-time Kansas State dulcimer champion and a national finalist. Her other instruments include guitar, mandolin, and bouzouki. In addition to performing, Karen offers instructional workshops and private lessons to players of all levels. She has released several recordings and books, including the CD Clarity, and The Autoharp Gourmet book and tape. She currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she is an instructor at West Bank School of Music and Homestead Pickin' Parlor.

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Title: Mel Bay's Celtic Authoharp: 35 Celtic Tunes ...
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Publication Date: 1999
Book Condition: Good
Edition: Pap/Com.

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