I do a video series called Harp
Tuesday about various aspects of playing the harp. I'm
always looking for ideas for new episodes. (Got one? Email
In the fall of 2011 I asked for suggestions on a harp email list, and
one of the ideas was to take a song and do a series about arranging
it. (Thanks, Biagio!)
This would give me a chance to talk about things like chord structure
and other basic theory concepts, look at some ways to approach
arranging a piece, etc. Seemed like a good idea!
I choose Greensleeves as the piece - it's something I've always liked,
and it's a piece that most people know - perfect! In January of
2012 I uploaded the first video in the newly dubbed Arranging
This first video was kind of interesting, as it was a real time look at
me composing/arranging. Further videos followed, though these
were shorter and just detailed what I'd done and some of the reasons
Eventually I ended up with a six and a half minute piece that I've
called Fantasy on Greensleeves.
with how it turned out!
The Music Video:
Buy the sheet music (and mp3)!
$13 CND you get the mp3 of Greensleeves plus
three versions of the sheet
You get the full Fantasy on
Greensleeves, an easier version (without the last variation and
cadenza), and a version for lever harp.