Title Harp for Today : A Universal Method for the Harp
Author McDonald, Susann
Contributors Wood Rollo, Linda
Place [s.l.]
Publisher Musicworks Harp Edition
Year 2008
Physical Description 182 p.
Language English
Type of Harp Double Action Pedal Harp
Target Audience Teenagers (12-18 years)
Speed of Progression Medium
Structure of Method Chapters on the fundamental techniques of the harp
Type of Illustrations Photos
Style of Music Classical
Musical Structure Exerices
Elements of harmonical Theory No
Introduction 1
Position of the Harp 3
Tuning 2
Elements of Musical Theory  
Beginning with 1 finger  
Beginning with 2 fingers 5
Beginning with 3 fingers 6
Beginning with 4 fingers 4
Intervals 7
Chords, 3 fingers 8
Chords, 4 fingers 15
Pedals / Levers 9
Glissando 10
Harmonics 11
Scales 12
Slides 13
Arpeggios 14
Trills, Tremolos, Bisbigliandi, Ornaments 16
Muffled Sounds 17
« to give the fundamentals of harp technique, many progressive exercises and helpful supplementary advice. «
1. General Information: on the harp with pedals, then lever harp. Tessitura of the harp. Tuning. Change a string.
2. Basic Techniques: position of the harp and the fingers, then all the chapters with the basic techniques of the harp
3. Supplementary Advice: texts with advic on diverse subjects of the life of a musician such as: the personal work, the memorization, the sound quality, get ready for concerts / audition / competition, etc.
Insist a lot on the sound quality
Many photos showing the position of fingers for practically every technical chapter
Only exercises are in the method. They are very constructive and bound to the technical subject approached.