Music is offered in album format. Each album contains 12 - 14 individual pieces. There are three Bakers' Dozen albums and four albums of music transcribed from Alison's three CDs. You can listen to Alison's CD tracks at:
Each album costs USD$10 by Paypal or USD$10/CAD$10 by cheque or wrapped $10 bill mailed to Alison Vardy at 1380 Treebank Road W., Victoria British Columbia (BC), Canada, V9A 6Y8.
When Alison receives your payment she will email you a zip file of the complete album. You download the zip to your computer desktop, open it and print off the individual pdfs. If you would like Alison to mail you the printed music please pay an additional $8 for US/Canada destinations, $15 for elsewhere in the world.
Baker's Dozen #2 - Intermediate level
Baker's Dozen #3 - Advanced Intermediate
Alison's CD Music: LISTEN AT:
Island Suite #1
Island Suite #2
Top Ten Tips To Remember About Playing In Public - A Poem1. It's a harp. They're gonna love it.
2. They don't know if you make a mistake unless you telegraph it. Go on playing and smile.
3. Even if you do make a mistake and do telegraph it, they won't care. It's a harp. They're gonna love it.
4. It's just you and the music. The audience is a bonus, but it really is always just about you and the music.
5. Pieces you know that are not familiar are better choices than ones everyone knows every note of.
6. Noodling in the middle is perfectly acceptable until you can find your way back to the tune. It's called improvising. They'll think you did it on purpose, and since it's a harp, they're gonna love it.
7. Three tunes you could play in your sleep, played as a set, are the best friend you will ever have up there.
8. People aren't as tired of the old standards as you are. Go on, play "Greensleeves". On a harp, they'll love it.
9. The audience is on your side. They are not the enemy. They will always be far less critical of you than you are.
10. You are sharing yourself in a way few people do, and you have a right to be proud of that. And since you are doing it with a HARP....yes, you remember. They're gonna love it.
Poem by Aisling the Bard