Sylvia Woods Harp Center 
January 2016 Newsletter
When you Say sheet
Last month I told you about my three new publications.  At that time, they were only ready as PDF downloads. 
I'm happy to announce that the print versions of all three are now also available!

Photograph sheet 
When You Say You Love Me
Photograph by Ed Sheeran

Harp Fingering Fundamentals

Sylvia Woods
BridesJim Messina
Last Thursday I went to a great Jim Messina concert here on Kauai. Most baby boomers will remember Jim from the duo Loggins and Messina.  He was also part of Buffalo Springfield and Poco.

Messina LP
This concert was particularly fun for me, because I performed on the song Whispering Waters on his Messina solo album back in 1981. He played Whispering Waters in Thursday's concert and I sang my harp part under my breath as I sat in my seat in the audience.

I was able to speak with him for a few minutes after the concert, and it was fun to reminisce with him about that day in the studio 35 years ago.

I have played on lots of other people's albums over the years.  And I must admit that I don't remember most of them.  However, I still remember every note of Whispering Waters. The reason is that I've used this song in workshops at harp conventions for many years.  I have the original lead sheet and "scratch track" that Jim gave me before the recording session, and we play along with these in the workshops.  So, if you've ever taken one of my "How to Read a Lead Sheet" workshops, you've played this piece, too!

Jim has made several re-recordings of Whispering Waters at various times.  You can listen to the original one from Messina by clicking this YouTube link.  First, you'll hear me playing glisses for the sound of the wind.  Then I play a duet with the flute player on a variation of Morrison's Jig. I remember that Jim told me to "play something Irish-sounding" and Morrison's seemed to fit with the chord progression.  I also play chords throughout the rest of the track, but I'm pretty much drowned out by the other instruments.  I love this song, and I hope you enjoy it, too!
thisMonthsSaleThis Month's Sale
I haven't made any arrangements of Jim Messina's music, but I do have a version of House at Pooh Corner by Kenny Loggins that was made famous by Loggins and Messina.  It is part of this month's sale, along with more music from the era.

To get the 20% discount on the books, sheets, and PDFs shown below, enter the code word messina in the Promo Code box on your shopping cart page and click "Enter Code" by February 8, 2016. For more information, see the 20% Off section at the bottom of this newsletter.  
House at Pooh Corner
Regular price: $6.95
20% off with messina code
House At Pooh Corner was a big hit for Loggins and Messina in the 1970's. In 1993 Kenny wrote an additional verse for his son, and re-released the song as Return to Pooh Corner on his best-selling recording of kids' songs. Sylvia's arrangement is in the key of G (1 sharp) with no lever or pedal changes, and includes fingerings, chord symbols, and lyrics. 4 pages of music for advanced beginners or intermediate harp players.   
Stairway to Heaven
Regular price: $7.95
20% off with messina code
Stairway to Heaven by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, is one of the most requested songs on the harp! Sylvia Woods has created two amazing arrangements of this rock classic which are playable on either lever or pedal harp. She has kept the signature bass line, and all of the varied sections of this piece, but with a minimum of lever changes! In fact, the easy version has NO lever changes, and the intermediate version has only three! 
Lennon & McCartney
Regular price: $32.95
20% off with messina code
46 of the most popular songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney have been arranged for the harp by Sylvia Woods. All of these Beatles songs can be played on both lever harp and pedal harp. For intermediate to advanced harp players. Some of the pieces are quite easy, and others have extensive sharping lever or pedal changes. Lyrics and chord symbols are included. 144 pages.
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