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Karen Marshall - Author

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Books by Karen Marshall

My First Piano Pieces, Puzzles & Activities

My First Piano Pieces, Puzzles & Activities

Author: Karen Marshall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

My First Piano Pieces, Puzzles & Activities follows and supplements the tried-and-tested progression of Get Set! Piano - My First Piano Book. It includes favourites like 'Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses', 'Peter Taps with One Hammer' and 'The Wheels on the Bus', as well as playful new pieces, featuring dinosaurs, superheroes, aliens, scooters and more! Some pieces have straightforward teacher duet parts to encourage ensemble playing from the start, and there are lots of music theory puzzles and activities to consolidate learning and offer an extra layer of fun and exploration. The book is illustrated throughout in the charming Get Set! style, and students are encouraged to decorate and colour in the drawings to reflect their progress. Suitable for children aged 5+. Song list: Aliens are everywhere Starlight Andy Pandy Dino Dino dinosaur Hickory, dickory, dock Tick, tock Mousie, mousie In the light of the moon I had a cat Playing with letters Superhero Who have we found in Music Town? Families My wish for fish Peter taps Two little dickie birds Little Johnny dances My new scooter Round and round the garden This little light of mine Kaeru no uta On the bus

My First Piano Book

My First Piano Book

Author: Karen Marshall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

My First Piano Book introduces young children to the piano and music-making through fun activities, rhymes, songs and pieces. The author's tried-and-tested progression covers note learning, theory, aural and composing through a creative and holistic approach. Many pieces have simple teacher duet parts to encourage ensemble playing from the start, and the book is illustrated throughout in the charming Get Set! style. This carefully designed tutor will inspire, entertain and, most importantly, nurture a love of music that can last a lifetime. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over, this book facilitates a seamless transition from pre-stave reading onto stave reading, leading effortlessly into the highly acclaimed Get Set! Piano Tutor Book 1. Song list: Hey, hey, look at me! Engine, engine Spider, spider Up and down Sausage in a pan Soft kitten Au clair de la lune Music Town show time Cuckoo Five fat sausages Mousey in the house Old Mister Woodpecker On a log Old MacDonald Hot cross buns Hob shoe hob Merrily we roll along High and low Up like a rocket! Slowly, slowly Yum, yum Tiny Bee and Bitsy Flea Little Arabella Miller Shooting stars Three little birds Teddy bear Cheese! Bell horses Jack Frost Pease pudding More pease pudding Naka naka hoi Once there was a princess Secret alien Counting song E my name is Emily Clap your hands Suo Gan Goodnight Five little monkeys Round and round Mice, mice Dear Santa... Naughty pussy cat Twinkle, twinkle Pitter, patter Can you tap this rhythm? Allunde alluya I can sing high Tallis duet Down in the garden Frere Jacques Haydn's surprise! Happy birthday

The Advanced Pianist Book 1

The Advanced Pianist Book 1

Author: Karen Marshall, Mark Tanner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2019

The Advanced Pianist Book 1 from the Piano Trainer series is for students who are beyond the intermediate stages and want to develop an advanced technique and musicality. Exploring piano technique through a variety of elements, these books include exercises, 'quick study' sight-reading, repertoire and 'concert pianist' hints and tips. The series not only develops students' technique, reading, theory and musicianship, but also provides an invaluable insight into the world of classical music, here focusing both on historical context and key composers for the piano. Book 1 is suitable for students at grade 6 plus.

The Advanced Pianist Book 2

The Advanced Pianist Book 2

Author: Karen Marshall, Mark Tanner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2019

The Advanced Pianist Book 2 from the Piano Trainer series is for students who are beyond the intermediate stages and want to develop an advanced technique and musicality. Exploring piano technique through a variety of elements, these books include exercises, 'quick study' sight-reading, repertoire and 'concert pianist' hints and tips. The series not only develops students' technique, reading, theory and musicianship, but also provides an invaluable insight into the world of classical music, here focussing both on historical context and key composers for the piano. Book 2 is suitable for students at grade 7-8 level.

Christmas Crackers

Christmas Crackers

Author: Karen Marshall, David Blackwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2018

Get Set! Piano Christmas Crackers contains over 30 carols for the beginner pianist, featuring a range of techniques and quizzes to support musical development from the very first lessons to Grade 2. Full of festive favourites such as Jingle bells, Silent night and Deck the halls, with a few lesser known carols included for good measure, many of the pieces have simple but effective teacher duet parts to encourage ensemble playing from the start. The book is illustrated throughout in the charming Get Set! style, and students are encouraged to decorate and colour in the drawings to reflect their progress. Packed with fantastic, tried-and-tested arrangements and a variety of fun activities to reinforce learning, this is the ultimate beginner piano Christmas book! Expertly put together by award-winning authors, pieces include: * Good King Wenceslas * Jolly old Saint Nicholas * O come, all ye faithful * Up on the housetop * Jingle, bells * Away in a manger * Infant holy, Infant lowly * Under Bethl'hem's star so bright * The holly and the ivy * The first Nowell * O little town of Bethlehem * We wish you a Merry Christmas * Once in royal David's city * Hark! the herald angels sing * Silent night * Deck the hall * The Virgin Mary had a baby boy * Ding dong! merrily on high * God rest you merry, gentlemen * Huron carol * Patapan * Gabriel's message * Cantemos a Maria * While shepherds watched their flocks * Mary rocked her baby! * I saw three ships * Y Gelynnen (The holly) * We three kings of Orient are * Go, tell it on the mountain

How to teach Instrumental & Singing Lessons

How to teach Instrumental & Singing Lessons

Author: Karen Marshall, Penny Stirling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2017

How to teach Instrumental and Singing lessons presents 100 diverse ideas for teachers of every instrument. The ideas are concise, easy to implement and tackle everything from scales, sight-reading and performance anxiety to group teaching, special needs and business practicalities. This practical handbook will invigorate lessons with any pupil. Whether you're new to instrumental teaching or a seasoned practitioner seeking fresh inspiration, you'll find a wealth of practical and relevant ideas in this dip-in handbook.

Encore: Book 4, Grades 7 & 8

Encore: Book 4, Grades 7 & 8

Author: Karen Marshall Format: Sheet music Release Date: 23/04/2015

Encore is the official collection of best-loved ABRSM piano exam pieces, selected from syllabuses of the past few decades. Pianists will find an appealing mix of repertoire, while teachers can be confident that the perfect balance of content has been selected at every level. Book 4 features 14 popular pieces at Grades 7 and 8. Have fun exploring modern favourites and timeless classics, like Willie Wagglestick's Walkabout or Chopin's Nocturne in B, Op. 32 No. 1. Footnotes provide background information, a summary of the key skills that each piece develops, and new ideas for exploring the music. Whether you're working through our exams, playing informally, or planning a performance, Encore is full of music you'll want to play again and again!

Encore: Book 3, Grades 5 & 6

Encore: Book 3, Grades 5 & 6

Author: Karen Marshall Format: Sheet music Release Date: 23/04/2015

Encore is the official collection of best-loved ABRSM piano exam pieces, selected from syllabuses of the past few decades. Pianists will find an appealing mix of repertoire, while teachers can be confident that the perfect balance of content has been selected at every level. Book 3 features 19 popular pieces at Grades 5 and 6. Have fun exploring modern favourites and timeless classics, like Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1, or Of Foreign Lands and Peoples by Schumann. Footnotes provide background information, a summary of the key skills that each piece develops, and new ideas for exploring the music. Whether you're working through our exams, playing informally, or planning a performance, Encore is full of music you'll want to play again and again!

Encore: Book 1, Grades 1 & 2

Encore: Book 1, Grades 1 & 2

Author: Karen Marshall Format: Sheet music Release Date: 23/04/2015

Encore is the official collection of best-loved ABRSM piano exam pieces, selected from syllabuses of the past few decades. Pianists will find an appealing mix of repertoire, while teachers can be confident that the perfect balance of content has been selected at every level. Book 1 features 21 popular pieces at Grades 1 and 2. Have fun exploring timeless classics and modern favourites, like Hook's Gavotte, or Vampire Blues by Wooding. Footnotes provide background information, a summary of the key skills that each piece develops, and new ideas for exploring the music. Whether you're working through our exams, playing informally, or planning a performance, Encore is full of music you'll want to play again and again!

Encore: Book 2, Grades 3 & 4

Encore: Book 2, Grades 3 & 4

Author: Karen Marshall Format: Sheet music Release Date: 23/04/2015

Encore is the official collection of best-loved ABRSM piano exam pieces, selected from syllabuses of the past few decades. Pianists will find an appealing mix of repertoire, while teachers can be confident that the perfect balance of content has been selected at every level. Book 2 features 20 popular pieces at Grades 3 and 4. Have fun exploring modern favourites and timeless classics, like Top Cat! or Burgmuller's Ballade. Footnotes provide background information, a summary of the key skills that each piece develops, and new ideas for exploring the music. Whether you're working through our exams, playing informally, or planning a performance, Encore is full of music you'll want to play again and again!

Get Set! Piano Tutor Book 2

Get Set! Piano Tutor Book 2

Author: Karen Marshall, Heather Hammond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Get Set! Piano is an exciting new course by Heather Hammond and Karen Marshall, written specially for the twenty-first century child. Using the authors' tried and tested progression, the book guides learners from Prep test to Grade 1. Provides a holistic approach to music with plenty of fun activities covering: * Note learning * Technique * Aural skills * Music theory * Composing Packed with favourites such as What shall we do with a drunken sailor?, In the hall of the mountain king, Amazing grace, The entertainer and engaging new tunes in contemporary styles, Get Set! Piano Tutor Book 2 is the perfect tutor for getting to Grade 1.

Get Set! Piano Pieces Book 2

Get Set! Piano Pieces Book 2

Author: Karen Marshall, Heather Hammond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Get Set! Piano Pieces Book 2 is an exciting collection of pieces by Heather Hammond and Karen Marshall, arranged and written specially for the twenty-first century child. The book follows and supplements the tried and tested progression of Get Set! Piano Tutor Book 2, guiding the learner from Prep test to Grade 1. Packed with favourites like: * La bamba * Frere Jacques * This old man There are also lots of engaging new solo and ensemble pieces in a variety of styles,. Get Set! Piano Pieces Book 2 is the perfect repertoire book for getting to Grade 1!

Get Set! Piano Pieces Book 1

Get Set! Piano Pieces Book 1

Author: Karen Marshall, Heather Hammond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2013

Get Set! Piano Pieces Book 1 is an exciting new collection of pieces by Heather Hammond and Karen Marshall, arranged and written specially for the twenty-first century child. Following and supplementing the tried and tested progression of Get Set! Piano Tutor Book 1, it includes favourites like: * Alice the camel * Little bird * Hot cross buns * We wish you a Merry Christmas There are also lots of engaging new pieces from jigs to jazz, featuring wriggly caterpillars, scary pirates and other imaginative characters. Many of the pieces have straightforward teacher duet parts to encourage ensemble playing from the start. The book is attractively laid out and fully illustrated, with quizzes and crosswords to reinforce learning.