Title Je joue de la harpe avec Gribouille : Méthode d'initiation à la harpe
Author Frouvelle, Isabelle
Contributors Bes Laurent
Place Toulouse
Publisher Ass. "Le Livre et La Harpe"
Year 2010
Physical Description 64 p.
Language French
Type of Harp Lever Harp
Target Audience Children (6-12 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
Musical Structure Exerices; Pieces
Elements of harmonical Theory No
Introduction 1
Position of the Harp 3
Tuning 2
Elements of Musical Theory 4
Beginning with 1 finger 5
Beginning with 2 fingers 6
Beginning with 3 fingers 7
Beginning with 4 fingers 8
Intervals 9
Chords, 3 fingers 11
Chords, 4 fingers  
Pedals / Levers  
Glissando 15
Scales 10
Slides 14
Arpeggios 15
Trills, Tremolos, Bisbigliandi, Ornaments  
Muffled Sounds  
Parallel learning of the musical and technical theory of the harp for the small hands (!). Playful method accompanied with „Gribouille“, a small cat
Presentation of 3 harps: troubadour, Celtic and pedal
Chapter with information about lever, breaking strings, tuning
For every chapter, very short written explanations on the technical position and the way of playing (often accompanied with photos)
Mixture of exercises and very short pieces
Many photos to show the position in the harp and the position of fingers and also how articulate
The technical progress adapts itself to the « solfège » learning which is made from the middle C , then with extension of the ambitus. The Polyphony appears enough late voluntarily.
Exercises of music theory without the harp
Hanging 33 pages, everything is C major