Title Principes de la Harpe : Suivis de 18 Airs d'une difficulté graduelle Pour suivi d'Exemples. Œuvre VIII
Author Ragué, Louis Charles
Place Paris
Publisher Le Duc
Year 1786
Physical Description 33 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 2
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 6
Chords, 3 fingers  
Chords, 4 fingers  
Pedals / Levers 8
Harmonics 11
Arpeggios 7
Trills, Tremolos, Bisbigliandi, Ornaments 9
Muffled Sounds 10
Learn by chapter the various techniques specific to the harp
1st part : 14 pages of text and musical examples on basic elements of the learning of the harp. Few elements on the technique of harp and position of fingers.
2nd part: small pieces of gradual difficulty
The only old method which proposes the effect called at present " xylos sounds " and which explains how to produce it.
On the other hand concerning the harmonics sounds he says " the convention has not given a sign yet to mark them "
The "airs" are very interesting and progressive