The Book of the Harp Paperback

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The Book of the Harp

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The Book of the Harp discovers the history and growth of the harp from its earliest heritage to modern times.

John Marson draws on his wealth of experience and research to create a truly unique book examining the writing of players, inventors and composers. The Book of the Harp is a powerful resource containing a complete study of every make, model and modification to the present day.

The Book of the Harp by John Marson is published by Kevin Mayhew and is our 10553rd best seller. The ISBN for The Book of the Harp is 9781844173433.

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1 The Harp prior to the Pedal Operated Mechanism in the Eighteenth Century
2 Inventors of the First Pedal Systems and Appearance of The First Method (1762)
3 Harp Makers, Composers, Method Writers and Female Predominance
4 Approaches to Strings and Tuning and the Use of Different Materials
5 Seating and Playing Positions
6 Hand Positions, Gestures and Movements
7 Principles of Fingering, Tone Production and Care of the Hands
8 Introduction to the Pedal Mechanism, Design Ideas and Single and Double Action Harps
9 Eighth and Ninth Pedals, Damping Techniques, Harmonics as Played and Notated
10 Effects Examined and Ensembles of Harps
11 Modulation, Style of Performance and How to Practise
12 Health and Harp-Playing
13 Matters Ignored in Methods, Glissando Pedal Settings
14 Later Advances in Harp Design and Decoration; Modern Aids for the Player
15 Beginnings of the Pedal Harp Repertoire and Harps in London in the 1790s
16 Later Repertoire to mid Twentieth Century, and Ensemble and Orchestral Use of the Harp
17 The Harp and Spiritual Awareness: The Use of Language Pertaining to the Harp. Celtic Symbolism
18 The Harp and Religion: King David and Angels
19 Social Connections, from Royalty to Street Musicians
20 Poetic and Literary Associations and Representations: the Harp as an Aid to Romance
21 Discordant Voices
22 The Harp in the Theatre and Cinema


Details for The Book of the Harp

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherKevin Mayhew
Number of Pages238
Thickness33 mm
Height209 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code3959866
Page last updated 14th February 2018
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