Title Méthode de Harpe facile à concevoir
Author Gatayes, Guillaume-Pierre-Antoine
Place [Paris]
Publisher [s.n.]
Year [ca. 1790]
Plate 793
Physical Description 39 p.
Language French
Type of Harp Simple Action Pedal 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; Pieces
Elements of harmonical Theory No
Introduction 1
Position of the Harp 4
Tuning 2
Elements of Musical Theory  
Beginning with 1 finger  
Beginning with 2 fingers 5
Beginning with 3 fingers 6
Beginning with 4 fingers 7
Intervals 8
Chords, 3 fingers  
Chords, 4 fingers 9
Pedals / Levers 3
Harmonics 12
Scales 10
Trills, Tremolos, Bisbigliandi, Ornaments 11
Muffled Sounds  
Learn to play the harp and to execute the repertory of the epoch
1st part: text and chapter on every technical subject of the harp with exercises
2nd part: pieces and Romances
The method is organized according to the technical needs to play the music of this epoch
Scales: no replacement of the 4th finger before playing the thumb, but jump
Harmonics sounds: different notation