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Gut-strung Harp Arrangements

 

Taylor's Miscellany is aimed at new players with small gut-strung harps of about 2-1/2 octaves.  Fingerings, placement brackets and ornamentation are given in this progressive introduction to Scottish music on the harp.  Airs, lullabies, marches, jigs, and reels from a variety of sources are included along with recent compositions.  £12, available from Marsharp Music.  Study recordings are also available.  

"Taylor's Miscellany is listed for elementary players, and I would describe most of the tunes as being appropriate for early intermediate players.  Featured are 17 tunes and each are one-two pages long.  Several of these selections are written in treble clef only, clearly indicated which hand is to play what notes.  These tunes require no lever changes at all and include very helpful fingerings. This is an excellent chance to learn traditional Scottish tunes as well as the ornaments which accompany them.  Each tune includes a bit of history, which could be a great contribution to a program.  The special techiques featured in this collection are taught in Karen's book, Key Techniques for Harp." -- Folk Harp Journal, Fall 2014, Issue no. 164