Title Mes exercices pour la harpe
Author Godefroid, Félix
Place Paris
Publisher Durdilly
Year [1891]
Plate D. 4255
Physical Description 56 p.
Language French
Type of Harp Double Action Pedal Harp
Target Audience Teenagers (12-18 years)
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  
Tuning 2
Elements of Musical Theory  
Beginning with 1 finger  
Beginning with 2 fingers  
Beginning with 3 fingers  
Beginning with 4 fingers 3
Intervals 5
Chords, 3 fingers 6
Chords, 4 fingers 7
Pedals / Levers 9
Harmonics 13
Scales 8
Slides 11
Arpeggios 4
Trills, Tremolos, Bisbigliandi, Ornaments 10
Muffled Sounds 12
Teach by chapter the various specific techniques the harp
Introduction on the history of the development of the harp
Chapters with a technical subject, followed by varied exercises and with numerous variations
Very few texts and explanations
Historic introduction on the history of the harp is very exhaustive
Every technical novelty is approached with all the variants to assimilate a technical difficulty (proposes a small very simple theme, then repeats it with all the possible variants)
Chapter of scales begins by getting acquainted with the joint position in 3 fingers, then 4 fingers, then introduction of the passage of the 4th
Order of introduction of chapters is very original