Title Universal Method for the Harp
Author Bochsa, Charles
Contributors Oberthuer, Charles
Place New York
Publisher Fischer
Year 1912
ISBN 0-8258-0275-X
Plate 2677-117 ; 5872-133
Physical Description 150 p.
Language English
Type of Harp Double 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
Elements of harmonical Theory No
Position of the Harp 4
Tuning 3
Elements of Musical Theory 1
Beginning with 1 finger  
Beginning with 2 fingers  
Beginning with 3 fingers  
Beginning with 4 fingers 5
Intervals 8
Chords, 3 fingers  
Chords, 4 fingers 9
Pedals / Levers 2
Glissando 15
Harmonics 13
Scales 6
Slides 7
Arpeggios 10
Trills, Tremolos, Bisbigliandi, Ornaments 12
Muffled Sounds 14
learn by chapter the various techniques specific to the harp
Chapter on the musical theory explained for the adults
Explanations on pedals, tuning, position of the harp and the fingers
It begins with 4 fingers exercises which continues directly with the scale
Every chapter on a technical subject is accompanied with several examples coming from the repertoire and showing all the possibilities of using this technical aspect
The technical part is followed by 40 progressive studies of Bochsa, then by 24 Preludes of Oberthur modulating in every pieces.
No pieces ; very efficient but not very progressive exercises
Very original chronology of chapters! Very logical to chain the acoords to arpeggios