Title Harfenschule
Author Schuler, Eveline
Place Klagenfurt
Publisher Johannes Heyn
Year 2009, 2011
ISBN 978-3-7084-0050-1 ; 978-3-7084-0075-4
Physical Description 2 voll.
Language German
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 Drawings
Style of Music Classical; Songs
Musical Structure Exerices; Pieces
Elements of harmonical Theory No
Introduction 1
Position of the Harp  
Elements of Musical Theory 2
Beginning with 1 finger 4
Beginning with 2 fingers 5
Beginning with 3 fingers 6
Beginning with 4 fingers 7
Intervals 8
Chords, 3 fingers 10
Chords, 4 fingers 11
Pedals / Levers 3
Glissando 14
Harmonics 15
Scales 9
Slides 13
Arpeggios 16
Trills, Tremolos, Bisbigliandi, Ornaments  
Muffled Sounds 12
Give to the children some progressive notions of the musical theory and the technique of harp to allow them to make some music. To use childish songs or popular air („bekannte Volkweisen“) to allow them to begin easily this learning. Play by singing the words of songs.
All the method is organized with the aim of being able to play certain repertory ( Germanic folklore). The musical and harpistiques needs to perform this music are given with a progression very structured.
1ste Volume :
Introduction, then short presentation of the harp
Notions of musical theories of several pages: insist on the rhythm and gives tools to work on the rhythm: for example to count
Learn to put fingers on the harp, the intervals,
2de Volume:
Is conceived with an exercise book of pieces annexe "Spielheft" and for every chapter of the 1ste Volume it is advised to play pieces of this book.
- Continuation of the learning of the techniques of harp (slides, muffled sounds, etc.) and of complex musical notions applied directly in exercises and pieces.
Big attention to give at first musical notions then to apply them to the harp and to develop a playful learning.
Method connecting permanently theory and practice, musical and technical theory of the harp
Very quickly, introduction of the chords but also their harmonical function
A small drawn mouse accompanies every step of the aprentissage