This product is a PDF download of the printed book of Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp arranged by Sylvia Woods.


For lever or pedal harp.


Please note that this PDF is a large file (36 MB), and may take a few minutes to download and open on your computer. Thank you for your patience.


Teach Yourself To Play The Folk Harp is the most popular beginning book for people of all ages who want to learn to play the harp. This book teaches the student step by step how to play the harp. Each of the 12 lessons includes instructions, exercises, and folk and classical pieces using the new skills and techniques taught in the lesson. It is an excellent book for any student, regardless of previous musical training. 44 pieces all in the key of C, with no sharping levers required. Fingering and placing brackets included. 80 pages


  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Yankee Doodle
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhodie
  • Lavender's Blue
  • Are You Sleeping?
  • The Water is Wide
  • White Choral Bells
  • Long Long Ago
  • Country Gardens
  • Allemande
  • Joy to the World
  • Blue Bells of Scotland
  • Minuet (Bach) 
  • All Through the Night
  • Robin Adair
  • Ode To Joy (Beethoven) 
  • Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes
  • Planxty George Brabazon (O'Carolan) 
  • Scarborough Fair
  • The Grenadier and the Lady
  • My Love is Like A Red Red Rose
  • Searching for Lambs
  • Greensleeves (What Child is This)
  • Planxty Irwin (O'Carolan) 
  • Trip to Sligo (Lark on the Strand)
  • Minuet (Bach)
  • Farewell
  • The Christ Child's Lullaby
  • Cherry Blooms (Sakura)
  • St. Anthony's Chorale (Haydn) 
  • Lullaby
  • Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier
  • Flow Gently Sweet Afton
  • Theme from the New World Symphony (Dvorak) 
  • Cockles and Mussels
  • Au Clair de la Lune
  • Shenandoah
  • Gilliekrankie
  • Ash Grove
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Minstrel Boy
  • Southwind
  • Sheebeg Sheemore (O'Carolan) 
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach) 



Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp book