Sylvia Woods Harp Center 
very late March 2018 Newsletter
A Personal Note from Sylvia
Poodle Skirt
Depending on where you live, this "March" newsletter may arrive in your in-box in April.  But, here in Hawaii it will be March for another 8 hours.  So this is still officially the March newsletter!

Do you remember poodle skirts? Betsy Wetsy dolls? Tiddlywinks? Whee-Lo?
If so . . . you'll probably remember the 40 songs in my new harp collection of music from the 1950s!  See below for more information. 

Hot diggity! 
unforgettable NEW MUSIC: Favorites from the 50s
It has been over 2 years in the making . . . but I'm proud to announce that my newest labor of love is finished!  Favorites from the 50s includes 40 classic songs from the 1950s.

Favorites from the 50s is available now in PDF format.  The
Favorites 50s L PDF
printed book should be ready near the end of April.

The 40 songs were made popular by artists such as Paul Anka, Frankie Avalon, Harry Belafonte, Perry Como, Sam Cooke, Bobby Darin, Gene Kelly, Johnny Mathis, Patti Page, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, the Champs, the Everly Brothers, The Fleetwoods, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, the Four Preps, and MORE! Plus, there are songs from The Sound of Music, The King and I, West Side Story, The Music Man, and The Howdy Doody Show.

All of the pieces include fingerings, lyrics, and chord symbols. Lever changes and pedal changes are listed in the music. The difficulty varies, but most of the pieces are for advanced beginner to intermediate players.

Many of the pieces require numerous lever changes within the music. To assist players who are not used to flipping levers, I have included a list of 15 pieces with no lever changes, and 7 pieces with just a few changes.

To assist players of smaller harps, I have also included a chart showing the range needed for each piece. If you have a 26-string harp with C as the lowest string, you can play 30 of the 40 pieces with just a few easy modifications. You may have to play them an octave higher than written, but they will fit on your harp.

Seven of the pieces have 2 separate arrangements: one for lever harp players who tune their harps to C, and another for lever harp players who tune their harps to 3 flats. Pedal harpists can play either version.

The keys for harps tuned to C range from C to 2 sharps. The keys for harps tuned to flats range from 1 flat to 2 sharps. In order to play all of the songs, you will need a full set of levers.

The PDF is 123 pages, including 112 pages of music. (The book will be spiral-bound.)

Harp skirt
As I mentioned above, the PDF is available now, and the book should be ready near the end of April.  I'll let you know in the next newsletter if the book is printed by then.  Please note that neither version is part of this month's 15% off sale.

Here's the complete list of music included in this collection. Click on the links below to see the first few lines of each piece.

Elvis Presley

Crooners & Teen Idols

Doo-Wop Groups

Other Groups & Duos

Movies, Broadway & Television

Novelty Songs & Miscellaneous

thisMonthsSaleThis month's sale
This month's sale features more books, sheets and PDFs featuring music from the 1950s and 1960s. The code word is 50s
To get the 15% discount on the products below, enter the code word 50s in the Promo Code box on your shopping cart page and click "Enter Code" by April 16, 2018. For more information, see the 15% Off section at the bottom of this newsletter.   

PLEASE NOTE: Sylvia's new Favorites from the 50s books and PDFs are NOT. . .
I repeat . . . NOT included in this sale.  
Unforgettable Sheet L
by Sylvia Woods
15% off with 50s code
Unchained Sheet L
by Sylvia Woods
15% off with 50s code
22 Romantic Songs
 22 Romantic Songs
 by Sylvia Woods  
15% off with 50s code
Including the 50's songs
Tammy, Let It Be Me,
and A Summer Place
BONUS!  Sylvia's Groovy Songs of the 60s is also on sale!   
Groovy Songs
It includes Elvis' Can't Help Falling in Love, plus songs made popular by The Animals; The Association; The Beach Boys; Petula Clark; Judy Collins; Donovan; Bob Dylan; The Fifth Dimension; Jerry and the Pacemakers; The Lovin' Spoonful; Joni Mitchell; The Moody Blues; The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Peter, Paul and Mary; The Rolling Stones; Simon and Garfunkel; The Turtles; Dionn Warwick; The Youngbloods; and others.
Book #5960b
PDF #p5960 
promocodes15% off select sale items when you use the code word: 50s

Our newsletter promo codes are only redeemable on-line, 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 50s and it is good for 15% off the select books, sheets and PDFs in the sale section above.   
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 50s 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 50s in the Promo Code box
and click "Enter Code" on your shopping cart page by April 16
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 4/16/2018.
Sylvia Woods Harp Center
  (808) 212-9525

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