Harp The Herald Angels Sing!

Christmas VoucherChristmas Carols on the diatonic harmonica

In thanks to everyone who has tuned in to the Harp Surgery this year, we would like to share some seasonal music with you. So grab your harps (and maybe a friend with a harp) and let’s look at Silent Night, Jingle Bells and Angels From The Realms Of Glory.

Silent Night

This is in two parts. The first part is the main melody, the second is a harmony arranged by the Good Doctor. Both harps should of course be in the same harp key! Our sound clips are played in first position on a C major harp, but feel free to use your favourite key.

Part 1

6B 6D 6B 5BHarp Pic 2

6B 6D 6B 5D

8D 8D 7D

7B 7B 6B

6D 6D 7B 7D 6D 6B 6D 6B 5B

6D 6D 7B 7D 6D 6B 6D 6B 5B

8D 8D 9D 8D 7D 7B 8B

7B 6B 5B 6B 5D 4D 4B

Part 2

5B 5D 5B 4BMarine Band

5B 5D 5B 4B

7D 7D 8D

6B 6B 7B

5D 5D 6D 6B 5D 5B 5D 5B 4B

5D 5D 6D 6B 5D 5B 5D 5B 4B

7D 7D 6B 6D 6B 6B 7B

6B 5B 4B 4B 3D 2D 2B

Jingle Bells

This is also in two parts, but without harmonies. The first part is the chorus, the second is the verse. For the chorus, other tabs start on 8B. Ours starts an octave lower on 5B as this is less shrill than 8B (and there are still no awkward bends to navigate). Our sound clips are played in first position on a C major harp, but again feel free to use your favourite key

Chorus

Stacks Of Harps5B 5B 5B

5B 5B 5B

5B 6B 4B 4D 5B

5D 5D 5D

5D..5D 5B 5B

5B..5B 5B 4D 4D 5B 4D 6B

5B 5B 5B

5B 5B 5B

5B 6B 4B 4D 5B

5D 5D 5D

5D..5D 5B 5B

5B..5B 6B 6B 5D 4D 4B [at the end of the song, change this to 5B..5B 6B 6B 6D 7D 7B]

Verse

6B 8B 8D 7B 6B

Colliding harps6B..6B 6B 8B 8D 7B 6D

6D 9D 8B 8D 7D

9B 9B 9D 8D 8B

6B 8B 8D 7B 6B

6B..6B 6B 8B 8D 7B 6D

6D 9D 8B 8D 9B 9B 9B

9B..9B 10D 9B 8B 8D 7B

Angels From The Realms Of Glory

Our final offering once again comes in two parts. Both are main melodies in their own right, but they sit very nicely when played together. To differentiate, we’ve called the first part our UK Melody as it will be more familiar to the Brits.The second part we are calling the US Melody as it will be more familiar to our friends across the pond. Both parts should be played in the same harp key. Our sound clips are in first position on a C major harp, but feel free to use your favourite key. Enjoy!

UK Melody

JT305B 5B..4D 5B 5B..6B..6B 5D 5B 4B

5B 5B..4D 5B 5B..6B..6B 5D 5B

5B 5B..4D 5B 5B..6B..6B 5D 5B 4B

5B 5B..4D 5B 5B..6B..6B 5D 5B

6B 6D..6B..5D..5B 5D

6B..5B..4D..4B..4D 2D

4B 4D 5B 5D 5B 4D 4B

US Melody

6B 5B 7B 6B 8B 8D..7B 6B

Classic Blues6D 6D 6B 7B 6B 5D 5B

6B 5B 7B 6B 8B 8D..7B 7D

7B 7D 6D 7D..7B 7D 6D 6B

8D 8D..7D 6B

8B 8D..7B 6D

9D 8B 8D 7B 7B 7D 7B

Merry Christmas from the Harp Surgery!

2 thoughts on “Harp The Herald Angels Sing!

  • December 24, 2010 at 4:44 am
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    I want to say thank you for all you do. Your love,inspiration, passion & willingness to share your talents. Many of us harmonica players check your site and alawys seem to find alittle more insite.
    I have turned many to your site, best wishes and keep up the wonderful work!
    sincerely,
    The BLUESDOG

  • December 28, 2010 at 12:15 pm
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    Thanks Bluesdog. It’s always reassuring to know our work is making a difference out there in harmonica land!

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