Jon's 8x11 inch, 120 page book, and 73 minute CD gives Cross Harp upper and lower register notation, guitar chords, first verse lyrics and alternate position tab on 90 of the world's most recognizable folk, gospel, blues, patriotic, childrens and holiday songs.
The 73-minute CD song teacher has Jon play each song on a C harp, usuing multiple embouchures, bends, pull-offs, pull ons, vibrato, hand flutters, rythmic chugging, tongue-blocking octaves and tongue-slaps to make these old tunes come alive. The CD is fully indexed for repeat-play study.
This program was designed to be both a training manual for harp players, and a resource of songs and ideas that will last a lifetime.
Beginner's will enjoy the easy 1st position versions of the songs. Blues players will stretch their abilities working out of the 2nd position tab. Jon also tabs out and performs songs in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 12th positions. A lot of these songs require perfect treatment of the 2draw and 3draw notes.
The Songs are:
I Mixed Americana
Taps Shenandoah Clementine Polly Wolly Doodle Bill Bailey Frankie and Johnnie Oh Susanna Old Folks at Home God Bless America Take Me Out to the Ball Game America the Beautiful Star-Spangled Banner Camptown Races John Henry Peggio Cripple Creek
I I Real Folk Blues
Man of Constant Sorrow Little Maggie Catfish Blues Parchman Farm In the Pines House of the Rising Sun Baby, Please Don’t Go Sportin' Life Blues When Things Go Wrong St. James Infirmary Motherless Child Cocaine Blues Banks of the Ohio Tom Dooley Pick a Bail of Cotton
III Kid’s Cross Harp
How Dry I Am Skip to My Lou Old MacDonald Hey Ho, Nobody Home Hush Little Baby Shortnin' Bread Twinkle, Twinkle Froggie Went a Courtin' I’m a Little Teapot
IV Cross Harp In Love
Scarborough Fair Wildwood Flower Jamaica Farewell My Sweet Baby’s Arms Summertime The Cruel War Is Waging
V Train Songs
Coming Around the Mountains. Working on the Railroad The Train I Ride On. Wabash Cannonball I Know You Rider Nine Hundred Miles Freight Train
VI Train Songs
Coming Around the Mountains Working on the Railroad The Train I Ride On. Wabash Cannonball I Know You Rider Nine Hundred Miles Freight Train
VII Go West, Young Harp Player
Yellow Rose of Texas The Streets of Laredo Red River Valley Git Along Little Dogies Abeline Lilly of the West Home on the Range Ol' Texas
VII There’s A Meeting Here Tonight
When the Saints. . Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Amazing Grace Wade in the Water Somebody Touched Me Row Your Boat Ashore Lonesome Valley Just a Closer Walk With Thee Fairest Lord Jesus Kum Ba Ya I Am a Pilgrim Rock My Soul Can the Circle Be Unbroken? How Can I Keep From Singing? Worried Man Blues Sowing on the Mountain
VIII Holiday Harpin'
Jingle Bells Oh Come All Ye Faithful Deck the Halls The First Noel Joy to the World Silent Night Auld Lang Syne Away in the Manger Oh Little Town of Bethlehem God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen