Title On Playing the Harp
Author Kononassis, Yolanda
Place New York
Publisher Carl Fischer
Year 2006
ISBN 978-0-8258-4965-7
Plate H66
Physical Description IX, 148 p.
Language English
Type of Harp Double Action Pedal Harp
Target Audience Adults
Speed of Progression Slow
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
Position of the Harp  
Elements of Musical Theory  
Beginning with 1 finger  
Beginning with 2 fingers  
Beginning with 3 fingers  
Beginning with 4 fingers  
Chords, 3 fingers  
Chords, 4 fingers  
Pedals / Levers  
Trills, Tremolos, Bisbigliandi, Ornaments  
Muffled Sounds  
« learning to play the harp well …and in communicating an artistic vision «
1st part: on building the foundation: 22 chapters with the principal points which affect the technique of the harp (basic position of fingers), as well as on the personal work, the preparation for the concert, etc. Many photos showing the position of the hand and mainly texts. Lists of the effects on the harp and their notations
2nd part: one strengthening and Conditioning: how explain to realize the technical specificities of the harp, such as glisandos, harmonics, scales, etc. Little text but exercises in relation with the studied chapter.
3rd part: one warming up: streching of the body, then warming-up exercises for beginners, midddle and advanced / professional level
In the 1st part, many photos showing the position of the hand.
Chapter 22: on the special effects and their notation.
Chapter 24: " raising practise " trained the replacement with a rhythmic pulsation.
Chapter 25: " pedal practise " trained the change of pedal with a rhythmic pulsation.