Title Nouvelle Méthode pour apprendre à jouer de la Harpe. Œuvre IX
Author Meyer, Jacques Philippe
Place Paris
Publisher Boüin, Castagnery
Year 1774
Physical Description 19 p.
Language French
Type of Harp Simple Action Pedal Harp
Target Audience Adults
Speed of Progression Fast
Structure of Method Chapters on the fundamental techniques of the harp
Type of Illustrations Others
Style of Music Classical
Musical Structure Exerices; Pieces
Elements of harmonical Theory No
Introduction 1
Position of the Harp  
Elements of Musical Theory  
Beginning with 1 finger  
Beginning with 2 fingers  
Beginning with 3 fingers  
Beginning with 4 fingers  
Intervals 4
Chords, 3 fingers  
Chords, 4 fingers 2
Pedals / Levers  
Arpeggios 3
Trills, Tremolos, Bisbigliandi, Ornaments 5
Muffled Sounds  
The harp in this period is an instrument of accompaniment of songs and airs; the method gives technical means to learn to play these kind of pieces
Introduction: the method is intended for the amateurs, with the objective to accompany songs. Description of the instrument and how to tune the harp,
Position of 2 hands
The thumb " never bends ".
Fingerings numbered differently that at present: thumb =0, index=1, majeur=2, annular=3.
Left hand technique is particular: the fingers are always placed on the chord even if they do not play and then moves on the following chords.
Much less complete than the 1st method, less progressive