The Purple book focuses on learning how to read the treble clef and playing tunes that become part of the story line. The use of color and alliteration help the student to retain the information making this an integrated method of learning.
The Blue book takes the student further into the study of reading music by introducing the bass clef. Songs learned in the Purple book are then expanded to include harmonies in the Blue book. You can play the songs while the story unfolds.
In the Green book, we have a charming story, written by Barbara Yule, taking place in Scotland. Through this story we are reminded of the subtle energies that surround us daily and that we truly live in a magical kingdom. Songs from Christina”s recording – The Emerald Harp – are adapted for beginners. All songs are in the key of C. This story makes for a wonderful production for a group of harpists!
The Yellow book takes the student into the study of learning about accidentals – sharps and flats and the use of levers on the harp. The story by Joanna Huckvale takes place in Wales with beautiful Welsh melodies that bring home the importance of being kind to one another, to animals and taking care of the Earth.
In the Orange book, we have a variety of techniques and games to trigger our imagination for composing music and creating fresh lovely improvisations. There is such joy to express our individuality through song and sound!
The Red book fills us with music for Light Festivals. Music for Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanza arranged in easy but interesting harmonies enable us to play for the Holidays.