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Vanilla Jazz

Vanilla Jazz


For Lever and Pedal Harp


I love ice cream. When I teach workshops, I often mention the "ice cream cone position," that is, a four-note chord with each note sitting on top of the other - like scoops of ice cream (place each finger on every other string). I was inspired to compose a piece that incorporates lots of "ice cream cone positions." And while I was at it, I added two jazz harp techniques: slap bass and touch damp. This piece is in the key of F with no lever or pedal changes. This one is a croud-pleaser and totally outside the box! I am requested to play Vanilla Jazz at every concert - it is so unique, interesting, lively, and fun.

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