Title Méthode de Harpe
Author Gatineau, Marie-Hélène
Contributors Gatineau, Pascal
Place Paris
Publisher Lemoine
Year 1996 ; 1998
Plate 26473 H.L. ; 26856 H.L.
Physical Description 2 voll.
Language French
Type of Harp Lever Harp
Target Audience Children (4-8 years)
Speed of Progression Slow
Structure of Method Chapters on the fundamental techniques of the harp
Type of Illustrations Photos; Drawings
Style of Music Classical; Songs
Musical Structure Exerices; Pieces
Elements of harmonical Theory No
Introduction 1
Position of the Harp 2
Elements of Musical Theory  
Beginning with 1 finger  
Beginning with 2 fingers 4
Beginning with 3 fingers 5
Beginning with 4 fingers 6
Intervals 7
Chords, 3 fingers 9
Chords, 4 fingers 10
Pedals / Levers 3
Harmonics 12
Slides 11
Trills, Tremolos, Bisbigliandi, Ornaments 8
Muffled Sounds  
" Teach the harp to the beginners, by leaning on a playful, varied and progressive support. "
Volume 1
Method divided into 5 big chapters, distributed in 23 lessons containing exercises working the treated technical subject and preparing for the small piece of the chapter. For beginners.
Volume 2
Divided into 14 lessons with the same contents as the 1st volume, with it more a piece to sight read of a composer known.
In the 1st volume, the notes C and F are in colour, as the strings of the harp, to help the reading process.
Begin very slowly with a lot of joint interval which allows to develop the sight-reading
1st lesson is very original chapter, because it begins " to play by replacing fingers "
At the end of every chapter is a duet
Drawing of a small rabbit, which accompanies every lesson and which shows the position of levers. Photos to show the position at the harp and oft he fingers.