Introduction: long, with history on where from comes the harp, how the invoice to evolve, and who discovered pedals ( the brothers Gaiffres). Site all the big harpists, the composers and the professors of the epoch.
Chapter on the taste and the expression: treat the dynamics, the ornaments, for example.
Advices to the composers on the possibilities of the harp (explanation of the use of enharmonies)
First Lesson: presentation of the instrument: pedals (how use them); position in the harp (see drawing); position of fingers; work on pedals and tonalities; explanation of the scale.
Every lesson mixes several technical subjects such as: scales, arpeggios, cadences, ornaments, intervals, batterie, harmonics sounds. In each lesson there is a progression in the difficulties.
The method is divided in 2 parts : 1ste is texts and explanations ; 2de exercices, preludes and pieces with variations.