Title Méthode pour la Harpe chromatique sans pédales
Author Lyon, Gustave
Place Paris
Publisher Pleyel, Wolf
Year [1898]
Physical Description 82 p.
Language French
Type of Harp "Chromatique" Harp
Target Audience Adults
Speed of Progression Fast
Structure of Method Chapters on the fundamental techniques of the harp
Type of Illustrations Drawings
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  
Beginning with 3 fingers  
Beginning with 4 fingers 4
Intervals 9
Chords, 3 fingers 7
Chords, 4 fingers 8
Pedals / Levers  
Glissando 11
Harmonics 13
Scales 5
Slides 10
Arpeggios 6
Trills, Tremolos, Bisbigliandi, Ornaments 14
Muffled Sounds 12
Give the basic technique (and more!) for the chromatic harp, to play the classic repertory
Introduction: history of the harp, the description of the various instruments, long explanation on the functioning of the chromatic harp and with long argumentation on its superiority with regard to the harp with pedals. Explanations on the mechanics and on the assembly of strings.
All the chapters with the basic techniques of the harp. But for every chapter is an extension with exercises connected to the difficulty and the specificity of the chromatic harp. Particularly the difficulty of the fingerings. For example work of the chromatic scale, the work of the scales in all the tonalities as in the piano. The chromatic harp has the same particularity as in the piano, that the left hand and the right hand have a different fingering.
At the end of the method: exercises chromatic to facilitate the sight-reading, list works playable on the chromatic harp.
Only exercises ( no pieces)
Position of the hand identical as the one of the harp with pedals, but for the height of hands has to take into account the crossing of strings.
Very progressive and systematic exercises, but fast difficult. Every chapter gives all the possible combinations but must not be chronologically followed