Make Mine a Double:
A Beginning Method
for Double-Strung Harp 

by Cynthia Shelhart 

2020 UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE!   The contemporary double-strung harp has fascinated harp players and listeners since its inception in 1989. The instrument’s ability to overlap melody and harmony in the same range, as well as its characteristic “echo” effect, makes it a natural outlet for musical creativity. Some harpers and harpists have learned its secrets through instinct and experimentation—but many potential players still ask: “How do you play that thing?”

Make Mine a Double is the first beginning-level method available for contemporary
double-strung harp. In this book, Cynthia Shelhart, a double-strung harp specialist since 1992, identifies the musical techniques you need to play this unique instrument. Make Mine a Double provides exercises, etudes, arrangements and resources for your journey to double-strung enjoyment and success.

Make Mine a Double is available in 3 options: as a coil-bound print book, a PDF download, or a print book/PDF download combination package.

The 148 pages include: 

  • 66 exercises and etudes to support each area of technique, for large and small
    double-strung harps. 
  • 15 additional arrangements for double-strung harps, playable on both large and small instruments. 
  • Background information to answer questions frequently asked by double-strung harp players.

And new online resources (visit the Resources page) for the 2020 edition include:

  • Up-to-date information on double-strung harp luthiers, performers and repertoire.
  • 81 full-length recordings of the musical selections from this book, available for convenient online listening and downloads.
Make Mine a Double TOC Preview MMAD Table of Contents (PDF) 74.4 KB
MMAD Sample 1 Preview MMAD Semi-Echo Exercise #8 (PDF) 392 KB
MMAD Sample 2 Preview MMAD Etude I Saw Three Ships (PDF) 420 KB
Make Mine a Double - Book/PDF Package
  • Make Mine a Double - Book/PDF Package
  • Make Mine a Double - Book/PDF Package
  • Make Mine a Double - Book/PDF Package
  • Make Mine a Double - Book/PDF Package

Make Mine a Double - Book/PDF Package

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Make Mine a Double for your music stand AND your digital device! NOTE: This is a combination physical and digital product. After purchase, coil-bound print book is shipped; PDF download link is delivered via email.

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