European Folk Songs / A Germanic Harp Tutorial

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  • This 23 page booklet by Aelfric, a professional musician, music instructor and former harp builder, was originally created as an owner's manual for the harps previously sold by THEOD and HallDream. However, the booklet serves as an excellent piece of instructional material for any Germanc lyre. Covering everything from different tunings, string types and peg types to different methods of playing, practice exercises and tablature, you don't have to be a trained musician to understand this manual, which is perfect for beginners and advanced players alike.

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    Introduction; Diagram of Parts; Tuning; Replacing Strings; Maintenance; How to Play the Harp; Harp Instruction CD; The Four Most Common Ancient; Scales; Harp Tunings; Primary Chords; Secondary Chords; Exercises; Two Note Chords; “Reaching Over”; String Bending; Cædmon’s Heriungaleoth: Tablature for the Harp; Troubleshooting.
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For the first time, here is an instructional CD available for the Germanic harp! The first nine songs give a broad sample of traditional folk music from a number of European countries. These musical styles have remained virtually unchanged since time immemorial, and represent the musical legacy of many ancient peoples.

In the Harp Tutorial, Aelfric guides the listener through everything one needs to know in order to play the Germanic harp. Aelfric is a professional musician and music teacher, as well as one of the leading experts on the Germanic harp. His techniques and lessons as taught in numerous seminars have revived the proper use of this instrument. The listener will therefore be in good hands as the secrets of this magical ancient instrument are revealed.

This album is accompanied by the "Germanic Harp Owner's Manual" booklet, sold separately and available from the Merch section.

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released October 28, 2015

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AElfric Ashcroft, British Columbia

AElfric is one of the main pioneers of the revival of traditional ancient heathen folk music. This music is sung in the ancient languages of Anglo-Saxon and Gothic, using the traditional ancient poetic verse form such as that found in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf, that was used by the Scops (Bards) of old. He has also published 3 books about the Gothic tradition (see Lulu link below). ... more

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