Sylvia Woods Harp Center 
November 2018 Newsletter
PersonalA personal note from Sylvia
Mickey Mouse
November 18th is Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday!  He made his debut in 1928 in "Steamboat Willie," the first animated cartoon talking picture. This month we are honoring this world-famous mouse by putting all of our Disney music on sale!

A reminder:  as I mentioned in the February newsletter, if you tune your lever harp to flats, there are 19 pieces in the 76 Disney Songs book that you won't be able to play.  Check out the article on my site for how to get the FREE PDF of these pieces suitable for your harp.

Happy Birthday, Mickey!
  poemDisney harp memorabilia
I've been a huge Disney fan my whole life.  I loved watching the Mickey Mouse Club in the afternoon after school.  And I was lucky to live in Southern California, so Disneyland was only an hour away.  I didn't go that often as a kid, but my friend Patti and I went A LOT as adults with our annual passes! We particularly liked going during December to see their amazing Christmas lights. Disneyland is one of the few things I miss since I moved away to Hawaii. (I also miss my friends, of course!)

Here are 12 items of Disney harp memorabilia I've collected over the years. They include music boxes, figurines, Christmas ornaments, and collectible pins. (These items are not for sale,  they are part of my own personal collection. However, you might find some available on eBay or Amazon.)
Minnie Mouse is so talented, she can play When You Wish Upon a Star on a harp with no strings!
(Music box is 7" tall.) 
I couldn't resist buying this
Aristocats figurine, since it is the image that's on the cover of my Disney book.
(Harp is 12" tall.) 
The green harp and dancing boy are from the Ireland section on the It's a Small World ride.
(Boy is 5.5" tall. Harp is 8" tall.)  
The 29-minute Mickey and the Beanstalk short from 1947 featured a magical Singing Harp.
(Harp is 8.5" tall.) 
Mickey and the Beanstalk snow globe music box plays the famous Neapolitan
song Funiculi Funicula.
(10" tall to top of Donald's hat.)  
My Mickey and the Beanstalk Christmas ornament is from 2002.
(Mickey is 5" tall.) 
Daisy Duck is playing her harp backwards! Obviously, she never took lessons.   
(Daisy is 2.5" tall.)  
OK, I know that Donald is playing a lyre, not a harp.  But, he is so cute in his
angel costume!   
(Ornament is 3.5" long.)  
The "carp playing the harp" is from The Little Mermaid song
Under the Sea.  
(Harp is 4.25" tall.)  
I don't think Dopey ever played the harp, but he does in this tiny miniature.   
(Harp is 1.5" tall. Dopey is 1".) 
Mickey says "C'est le printemps! C'est épatant! Les oiseaux sont contents."
  "It's spring! It's a wonderful thing! The happy birds sing."
Many thanks to my sister Sheryl for the translation!
(Pin is 2" wide.) 
This collectible pin features
Flowers and Trees, a 1932
Silly Symphonies cartoon.
(Pin is 1.25" tall.)  
PDFs Extravaganza RobinMore new music PDFs
Deborah Shanks
In previous issues of this newsletter, I have mentioned new PDFs by Deborah Dahl Shanks. I'm happy to announce that she has now made new arrangements of six of her popular publications specifically for small 26-string harps with one octave below middle C.  You can now order either this new 26-string version, or the original version for larger lever harps and pedal harps.  You'll find both versions on the same page on my website.  Be sure to order the correct one for your harp.   (These products are NOT part of this month's sale.)
MonthSaleHappy birthday Mickey sale
In honor of Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday, this month's sale features my arrangements of  Disney and Pixar music for the harp. I'm also including Kenny Loggins' House at Pooh Corner / Return to Pooh Corner as part of the sale. Winnie the Pooh was first published on October 14, 1926, which was 92 years ago! The discount code is Mickey.     
To get the 15% discount on the products below, enter the code word Mickey in the Promo Code box on your shopping cart page and click "Enter Code" by November 27, 2018. For more information, see the 15% Off section at the bottom of this newsletter.
15% off with Mickey code
15% off with Mickey code
How Does a Moment
15% off with Mickey code
Let it Go
Heimr Árnadalr 
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
15% off with Mickey code
I See the Light
Healing Incantation
15% off with Mickey code
Noble Maiden Fair -  
Merida's Home - The Games - Touch the Sky - Learn Me Right - Into the Open Air
15% off with Mickey code
Up Sheet Music
15% off with Mickey code
Lava Sheet
15% off with Mickey code
Pooh Corner (darker)
15% off with Mickey code
KauaiKauai Roads
This article is part of my ongoing series about living on Kauai.  
In last month's issue, I told you about the restaurant chains that are not here on Kauai.  This month, I'm featuring road-related things that we are missing.   
For the most part, we are THANKFUL!   
No billboards
#1. Billboards. By law, billboards are banned on all of the Hawaiian islands! You can drive around and admire our breathtaking scenery without having it marred by large ads.
Hawaiian License Plate
#2. Out-of-state license plates. When I moved to Hawaii, I sold my van in California and then bought a Prius the day I arrived.  This way I was able to avoid the huge cost of shipping my vehicle 2,600 miles by boat. If you do ship your car to the islands, you only have 30 days to register your vehicle and get a Hawaii rainbow license plate, so it is very rare to see an out-of-state license plate.
VW Bus
#3. RVs and Motor Homes. RVs or motor homes are not banned, but I don't recall ever seeing one here.  There are a few very old VW vans and school buses made into "motor homes," but that's as close as we get here.  
Car horn
#4. Honking horns. I can't remember the last time I heard a car horn! The law states, "The driver of a motor vehicle shall, when reasonably necessary to ensure safe operation, give audible warning with his or her horn; but shall not otherwise use such horn when upon a highway."  We "drive with Aloha" here.  Letting traffic merge or turn left in front of us (even when we have the right-of-way), is the norm, not the exception on Kauai. 
Flagman in grass skirt
#5. Freeways. There are several major freeways in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. However, on Kauai, the maximum speed limit is 50 mph, and the widest roads are four lanes: two lanes in each direction.  But there are only a few miles of roads here that are actually that wide.  My guess is that about 99% of the roads on Kauai are two lanes: one in each direction. On most of the island, there's just one road, with no alternate routes. If there's an accident, road construction, or they are mowing the ever-growing plants near the shoulder, you're pretty much stuck.  Because of this, flagmen are a common site on our roads.  
(Our flagmen don't really wear grass skirts . . . but I couldn't resist adding one to this guy!)  
Stop Sign
P.S. As I mentioned above, plants of all kind grow extremely fast around here.  This is a photo of my favorite stop sign. (What a novel concept . . .  I actually have a favorite stop sign!)  It is a few blocks from my house, near the local library.  A plant has been growing inside the hollow post that holds up the sign.  You can't see the foliage anywhere except where it grows out of the top.  This sign always makes me smile! 
promocodes15% off select sale items when you use the code word:
Our newsletter promo codes are only redeemable online and can only be used for the items featured in the sale section of this newsletter. They are not valid for phone or e-mail orders. This month's code word is Mickey, and it is good for 15% off the select books, sheet music, and PDFs in the sale section above. Just because an item is mentioned somewhere in this newsletter doesn't mean that it is on sale. It must be listed in the sale section .  

Here's how to get your newsletter discount at :
#1. Put the items you want to purchase in your cart. 
#2. On the page where you view the items in your cart, type this month's code word  Mickey in the "Promo Code" box, and click on "Enter Code."
The actual price of the featured sale products on this page will then automatically change to reflect the discount. You'll also see a note below the Promo Code box saying the name of the promo code you entered, and the percentage amount of the discount.  
REMEMBER:  you must enter this month's code word Mickey in the Promo Code box
and click "Enter Code" on your shopping cart page by November 27
to get the discount!
If you forget, or if you have trouble adding it to your order,
email Sylvia immediately.   

Offer expires at the end of the day on 11/27/2018.
Sylvia Woods Harp Center
  (808) 212-9525

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