My arrangement of The Skye Boat Song is now available!
In 2012 I did a series of Harp Tuesday episodes looking at how to arrange a song. That turned into my Arranging Greensleeves Project and I’m quite proud of that resulting composition.
In 2018 I felt the time had to come to revisit that format and I embarked on another Harp Tuesday series about creating and arrangement – in this case, The Skye Boat Song.
Skye Boat Song has some vivid words and imagery and I tried to capture some of that in this arrangement. I’m very happy with how it turned out. One of my goals was for it to be both easy and satisfying to play and I think I largely succeeded. The difficulty level is roughly advanced-beginner or intermediate. The arrangement is for a 34 string harp in the key of G with no lever changes required.
The 6 page PDF includes fingerings, lyrics, and performances notes. I hope you enjoy playing this arrangement as much as I enjoyed creating it!
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Come along with me as I head outside to unbox a calendar from one of my favourite YouTube photographers – Thomas Heaton
I bring my electric harp along and do a couple short improvisations.
I had a lot of fun to putting this together, hope you enjoy! Sorry for some of the substandard audio.
Make sure to check out Thomas’ YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhW84xfA6gEc4hDK90rR1Q), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/heatonthomas/) and website (https://thomasheaton.co.uk/)
Excited to have launched my new video series, Harpist in a Tree, with a live stream event showcasing the first episode! Watch the episode or the individual music videos below:
In what has become a yearly tradition, here’s my 2019 New Year’s Improv:
In honour of my traditional New Year’s Improv I did a Harp Tuesday episode on improvisation:
Plus check out my last Slow Motion Monday video of 2018: