Standard: Intermediate Harp Type: Lever or Pedal Harp
Pharrell Williams' fun, upbeat 2014 hit song Happy is from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack album. It has become one of the best-selling singles of all time. Sylvia Woods has arranged this happy piece for solo lever or pedal harp. It can be played by advanced beginner to intermediate players.
AN ADDED BONUS: Sylvia has also included a very easy harp duet arrangement. Harp Part 2 can be played by beginning students, and Harp Part 1 can be played by advanced beginners. You get BOTH the solo and the duet arrangement in this sheet music.
SOLO: The harp solo is arranged for advanced beginner harp players. There are several sharping lever changes required, and you need to have levers on F, C, G, and D strings. The harp range needed is 24 strings from B up to D. If you have a 26-string harp with C as the bottom note, you can play this solo if you tune the bottom C string down to a B. Fingerings and lyrics are included.
DUET: Both parts of the duet can be played by advanced beginner harpists. Fingerings and lyrics are included. Part 1 is the easier part, and could be played by some beginning students as well. It requires no sharping levers except for the F#s in the key signature. It can be played on a 26-string harp and requires 19 strings from E up to B. Part 2 of the duet is a bit more advanced than Part 1. Sharping levers are required on F, C, G, and D strings, and there are two lever changes within the piece. The harp range needed is 24 strings from B up to D. If you have a 26-string harp with C as the bottom note, you can play this part if you tune the bottom C string down to a B. The harp solo can be played along with both parts of the duet if you have a larger ensemble with more advanced players.