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6 Level System for Harp Sheet Music

Part of my vision for 2021 is to help you wisely choose music that is a perfect fit. I have created a 6-level system and categorized all of my pieces so you can now easily search by level. 

  • Level 1 - Early Elementary
  • Level 2 - Mid-Elementary
  • Level 3 - Late Elementary
  • Level 4 - Early Intermediate
  • Level 5 - Mid-Intermediate
  • Level 6 - Late Intermediate

When you visit my Harp Music page, you'll see a new menu on the left (or a dropdown on mobile) where you can filter the results by level or by various style categories. 

Let me show you which elements you can expect to see in each level. I included sheet music samples to give you a general idea of what the music will look like. Of course there is bound to be some cross-over between levels, but I think you will start to see which levels will suit (or stretch) your current technical and reading skills.

Let's get started.



Level 1 - Early Elementary

  • Basic rhythm and note reading
  • Larger music font and spacious layout
  • Fingering and brackets included
  • Brackets: placing 2 fingers
  • Intervals: 2nd, 3rd
  • Left hand: single note
  • Minimal hands together coordination

Level 1 - Early Elementary


Level 2 - Mid-Elementary

  • Elementary note reading
  • Larger music font and spacious layout
  • Rhythm: eighth notes
  • Fingering and brackets included
  • Brackets: placing 2 or 3 fingers, simple linking
  • Intervals: 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th
  • Left hand patterns: 1-3 and 1-5
  • Simple hands together coordination

Level 2 - Mid-Elementary


Level 3 - Late Elementary

  • Rhythm: dotted quarter notes
  • Fingering and brackets included
  • Brackets: placing and linking 2, 3 or 4 fingers
  • Cross over, cross under, thumb slide
  • Intervals: 6th, 7th and octave
  • Left hand patterns: 1-5, 1-3-5 and 1-5-8
  • Simple lever changes
  • More advanced hands together coordination
  • Simple crossing hand arpeggios

Level 3 - Late Elementary


Level 4 - Early Intermediate

  • Rhythm: dotted quarter, eighth notes and rests
  • Fingering and brackets included
  • Brackets: placing and linking 2, 3 or 4 fingers
  • Cross over, cross under, thumb slide
  • Left hand patterns: 1-5-7, 1-5-8-9-10
  • Lever changes
  • Rolled triads
  • Occasional harmonics and glissando
  • More advanced hands together coordination
  • Crossing hand arpeggios

Level 4 - Early Intermediate


Level 5 - Mid-Intermediate

  • Rhythm: syncopated eighth note values and ties
  • Fingering and brackets may or may not be included
  • Left hand patterns: may include 9th and 10th
  • Grace notes and ornaments
  • Extended crossing hand arpeggios
  • Frequent clef changes
  • Lever changes and harmonics
  • 4-finger chord patterns

Level 5 - Mid-Intermediate


Level 6 - Late Intermediate

  • Rhythm: dotted eighth, sixteenth notes, syncopation
  • Changing time signatures with more advanced rhythms
  • Fingering and brackets generally not included
  • Variety of larger left hand patterns
  • Artistry and expression
  • Extended crossing hand arpeggios
  • 4-finger chord patterns

Level 6 - Late Intermediate

 

Remember, you can also search by various other helpful categories including:


You'll notice the covers are beautifully displayed on the search result pages. Take your mouse and hover over each cover image to get a quick sample view of the sheet music.

Click the image to take a closer look, watch the video and purchase your sheet music download.

Hooray! The Music Discoveries Shop just got better! I hope you enjoy exploring, there are well over 100 harp solos and resources to discover!

Please share with your harp friends.

Anne

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2 comments

  • Thank you for doing this. I enjoy learning your music but wasn’t sure what level to pick.

    Jean Pawson
  • Hooray, that was my secret wish that you could search the shop by level! And the other categories are great and helpful, too. Thank you so much!

    Angela Irnich

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