Caroline MacKay - High Spirits Music

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book1CELTIC HARP STUDIES – LEVEL ONE

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A joyful beginning to playing the Harp, BOOK ONE is best approached in the company of a well-trained teacher who can show you a beautiful, relaxed technique. Included here is a method for learning to read music if you have never done so before. If you can already read treble and/or bass clefs, your playing the Harp may proceed more quickly. Notes about developing new skills are systematically introduced on every page. We have arranged favourite songs from the Celtic, Classical and Folk traditions, as well as original new music. SONGS include: Greensleeves, The Water is Wide, Evening of Roses, The Song of My Heart, Lavender’s Blue, Minuet in G, The Skye Boat Song and many more. 52 pages, interspersed with quotes on Music and the Life of the Spirit. Coil-bound. $30.

This Book is the text for Video Instruction LEVEL ONE- if you are a Beginning student of the HARP and do not have a local teacher, or would like to learn online, please check out our ONLINE LESSONS Page and download 6 FREE lessons to begin!

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CELTIC HARP STUDIES – LEVEL TWObook2

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BOOK TWO is the second in the HARP CURRICULUM series. As you advance through it, the pieces become both more challenging and more beautiful, with special techniques clearly described for the student. It is preferable to use this book with a well-trained teacher. However, if you have already finished BOOK ONE and have some musical independence, there are plenty of technical suggestions to help you develop most of the selections on your own. SONGS include: all new arrangements of Scarborough Fair, Danny Boy, Pachelbel’s Canon in D, Un Canadien Errant, The Chanter Song, Irish Air, All Through the Night, Baloo Balilli, Mairi’s Wedding, Latin Doll, Adagio by Albinoni, Theme from Swan Lake, and many more, including exercises and studies. 75 pages, interspersed with quotes on Music and the Life of the Spirit. Coil-bound. $35.

This Book is the text for Video Instruction LEVEL TWO- if you are becoming an Intermediate student of the HARP and do not have a local teacher, or would like to learn online, please check out our ONLINE LESSONS Page and download lessons there. Book One has 6 Free lessons for you to try out first, and confirm your best technique!

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CELTIC HARP STUDIES – LEVEL THREE

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NEW!! ** BOOK THREE in the HARP CURRICULUM series has been thoroughly revised for September 2019! It is packed with selections from every genre of music to challenge the enthusiastic student, and includes fingerings for most songs, as well as significant “notes to self”! Technical exercises for arpeggios, glorious chords, Thumb and fourth finger slides, cool scales and rhythmic experiments, all deepen the student’s coordination. Rolled chords become second nature during this course of study, and increasingly complex arrangements of familiar tunes lead the harpist quickly along the path of learning. You may create a short composition of your own in each of the 3 Units!

In this volume are many original scores from Caroline’s own “playlist”, as well as selections from around the musical world – Celtic, Latin, Classical and Folk. SONGS include: She Moved Through the Fair, Drowsy Maggie and Harvest Home, an extended Greensleeves, Auld Lang Syne, The Lark in the Clear Air, The Gaelic Blessing, Swallowtail Jig, Galopa Jasmine, Adoration, Hava Nagila, Largo from Vivaldi’s Winter, Huntingtone Castle, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, O’Carolan’s Quarrel with the Landlady, Jupiter from Holst’s The Planets, Okanagan Summer Storm, and many more. 81 pages, interspersed with quotes on Music and the Life of the Spirit. Coil-bound. $36.

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