Title Méthode Complète de Harpe
Author Renié, Henriette
Place Paris
Publisher Leduc
Year 1946
Plate A.L. 20.325
Physical Description 2 voll.
Language French
Type of Harp Double Action Pedal Harp
Target Audience Teenagers (12-18 years)
Speed of Progression Fast
Structure of Method Lessons: many subjects studied simultanously
Type of Illustrations Drawings
Style of Music Classical
Musical Structure Exerices; Studies; Pieces
Elements of harmonical Theory No
Introduction 1
Position of the Harp 4
Tuning 3
Elements of Musical Theory  
Beginning with 1 finger  
Beginning with 2 fingers  
Beginning with 3 fingers  
Beginning with 4 fingers 5
Intervals 7
Chords, 3 fingers 6
Chords, 4 fingers 9
Pedals / Levers 2
Glissando 12
Harmonics 11
Scales 10
Slides 13
Arpeggios 8
Trills, Tremolos, Bisbigliandi, Ornaments 15
Muffled Sounds 14
Give with infinitely details onto bases the technique fundamental of the harp and go until advices to the future professionals.
Volume 1
Introduction and presentation of the parts of the harp.
1ste part :Divide into lessons on which are approached several subjects (not a chapter by subject). Many explanatory texts on the position of fingers, on the movement and the advices on the execution of the exercises.
The subjects are presented by giving examples taken from the repertory to show how the question is realized in situation and the various possibilities.
2nd part: exercises, studies and pieces.
Volume 2
Explanations precised and detailed on specific aspects of the technique, such as: the articulations, the use of the wrist, the legato, harmonics, etc.
Remarkable Chapters for the future professionals on the difficulties of the harp and how to surmount them
Many text and explanations very detailed on the position of the body and the technique of harp.
Pedagogical advices: for example " the education has to adapt itself to the pupil not the opposite "
Insist a lot on the suppleness