Karen Marshalsay

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First StepsFirst Steps Ref: SM130
An Introduction to Playing the Wire-Strung Clarsach by Karen Marshalsay
This book is aimed at beginners and those with some experience (on any type of harp) and provides an introduction to the techniques involved in playing on wire strings. The essential characteristic of wire harps is their long resonance but it also means that certain notes have to be damped out and this concept needs to be thought about right from the start. First Steps contains traditional tunes, from both the Gaelic and Scots traditions, tunes composed by Karen, studies and exercises along with information about the music
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The Clarsach Collection Volume 1The Clarsach Collection Volume 1 Ref: SM131
Karen Marshalsay
This book is for gut-strung clarsach and is aimed at elementary level players, who might be working with a teacher or learning on their own, and are interested in Scottish tunes played in traditional style. The level is about Grades 1-3. Fingerings are given, ornamentation is notated, and there is information on the tunes and the way they are played.
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The Clarsach Collection Volume 2The Clarsach Collection Volume 2 Ref: SM196
Karen Marshalsay
This second volume in the series is aimed at intermediate level players, who might be working with a teacher or on their own, and are interested in playing Scottish tunes in traditional style. The level of pieces are about Grades 4-6, and various tune types are included: slow airs, strathspeys, reels, jigs and marches. Some are old and somea are quite new, having been written by Karen herself, notably the set from her Distil composition Thomas the Rhymer.
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The Clarsach Collection Volume 3The Clarsach Collection Volume 3 Ref: SM469
Karen Marshalsay
This third volume in the series is aimed at advanced level players, who might be working with a teacher or on their own, and are interested in playing Scottish tunes in traditional style. Volume 3 contains 19 tunes arranged in 9 sets, from grades 7-8 to Diploma level, ornamentation is written in and some fingerings are given.
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Key Techniques for HarpKey Techniques for Harp Ref: SM470
Karen Marshalsay
100 exercises, studies & tunes - a practice manual of harp techniques, essential for wire and bray harps, and of great advantage to players of gut-strung harps for clean playing and ornamentation of Scottish traditional tunes. Techniques from the Robert ap Huw manuscripts along with some others.
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Guid Scots SangsGuid Scots Sangs Ref: SM500
Karen Marshalsay
This book contains arrangements by Scottish harper Karen Marshalsay, of songs she learned, loved, and sang during her Ayrshire childhood. Tales of battles, Jacobite risings, life on the road or on the seas, the supernatural, love and loss, are set out for a range from G below middle C up to treble D. Ornamentation, damping, gestures, and fingerings are all written in and clearly explained. Although these are intended to function as instrumental airs, the words are given as it's important to know what a song is about, and of course, you might want to sing it too!
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Esme's Adventure - The Girl with the Purple HarpEsme's Adventure - The Girl with the Purple Harp Ref: SM0490
Mixed Ability Level
This collection of harp tunes was inspired by a young harp player Esme Morris Macintyre from Kinnesswood, Scotland. Esme died aged 18 in July 2013 after first being diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was aged only 11. She wrote a searingly honest account of the challenges she faced through her Facebook page and she worked tirelessly to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
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Esme's Adventure - The Girl with the Purple Harp
The tunes in this book have been recorded on the CD
Esme's Adventure - The Girl with the Purple Harp
Scottish Harp Anthology V1Scottish Harp Anthology V1 Ref: SM193
VOLUME 1: ELEMENTARY
A collection of arrangements and original compositions by a selection of the finest performers, arrangers and teachers currently working in Scotland. The arrangements are suitable for elementary players (Grade 1-3) and will provide a delightful addition to any harpist's repertoire. Compiled and Edited by Ailie Robertson.
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Scottish Harp Anthology V2Scottish Harp Anthology V2 Ref: SM194
VOLUME 2: INTERMEDIATE
A collection of arrangements and original compositions by a selection of the finest performers, arrangers and teachers currently working in Scotland. The arrangements are suitable for intermediate players (Grade 3-5) and will provide a delightful addition to any harpist's repertoire. Compiled and Edited by Ailie Robertson.
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Scottish Harp Anthology V3Scottish Harp Anthology V3 Ref: SM195
VOLUME 3: ADVANCED
A collection of arrangements and original compositions by a selection of the finest performers, arrangers and teachers currently working in Scotland. The arrangements are suitable for advanced players (Grade 5-8) and will provide a delightful addition to any harpist's repertoire. Compiled and Edited by Ailie Robertson. Click cover for contents.

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