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Traditional Tunes with a Twist

Traditional Tunes with a Twist


The "twist" is the jazzy approach in the arrangements of these tunes that are usually played with traditional chords and rhythms. The arrangements in this book are for lever harp, but can be played just as easily on piano. 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.  Also available as a PDF download. Please use the correct PayPal button! 26 pages. ($12.00) 

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Table of Contents:

Greensleeves Swing view excerpt
House of the Rising Sun
Mo Ghile Mear
Mockingbird Song
Morrison's Jig
Motherless Child view excerpt
Oh Susannah
Si Bheag Si Mhor
Silent "Jazzy" Night
Suo-gan (Lullaby) view excerpt
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
The Water is Wide