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Books by Karen Marshalsay

First Steps

Karen Marshalsay
First Steps
Marsharp Music, 2009
This book of only 22 pages is aimed at beginners, yet covers a suprising amount of ground. As well as exercises and tunes using both fixed position and also Ann Heymann's 'Coupled Hands' system, the book includes discussion of modes, measures and variations, with guidance for further reading. Some of the tunes are songs with Gaelic or Scots words. The book describes itself as 'the forerunner of a longer work'.
£12 +

Karen Marshalsay
Key Techniques for Harp
Marsharp Music, 2012
Fingering techniques demonstrated through excercises and tunes. These fingering techniques include some of the historical Irish and Welsh fingerings as detailed in my Gestures book and in Bill Taylor's Fingernail Techniques booklet, as well as traditional ornaments and gracenotes.
£20 +

Guid Scots Sangs

Karen Marshalsay
Guid Scots Sangs
Marsharp Music, 2014
Twelve traditional Scots song airs (“good Scots songs”), presented as instrumental arrangements fully marked up with fingering and damping. All these arrangements sit above na comhluighe (the sister strings) making them suitable for people with very small harps as well. The full text of each song is also given, with a glossary alongside of the Scots words. This is a lovely book for anyone interested in the Scots traditions of the South and East of Scotland .
£12 +