Happy Birthday [PDF download]


Arranged for all types of harps.

Format: downloadable PDF


Click to listen to the recording and watch a free mini-lesson on this piece.



A traditional song arranged for the harp.

Suitable for:
– non-lever harps tuned to the key of C
– lever harps tuned to the key of C
– lever harps tuned to flats
– pedal harps

Range: 5B to 2C

Level: MID-BEGINNER (grade 1-2 difficulty level)

Watch the video to listen to Happy Birthday and learn how to practice different sections of this arrangement.

0:00 Introduction
0:14 “Happy Birthday!”
2:02 Overview of the video lesson
2:26 Lever set-up
2:39 The structure of the piece
3:44 The biggest challenge (bars 6-8)
13:39 Preparing the previous section (bars 4-6)
18:57 Putting the two sections together
21:52 Explaining the practice strategy
23:20 How to simplify this arrangement
24:03 How to practise Happy Birthday secretly (and prepare a surprise performance)


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