154 pages of exercises beneficial for all harpists. Now in English, this book is recognized as one of the best and is required by many teachers. About half the book can be used on the lever harp. Some of the exercises do require pedal harp.
This book is a good resource because it takes complicated patterns and breaks them down into small and easy exercises which are very attainable. Once you learn these little exercises, you then have the tools to string small segments together into more sophisticated, lengthy, and complicated passages, thus enabling you to get a grip on the basics of virtuosic music.
Excerpt from the foreword:
The Italian school of the harp lamented the lack of a comprehensive method by which the fundamental element of harp technique would gradually bring the student to overcome the various difficulties of the instrument. To fill this void, Maria Grossi has put together in an economy of pages and with clarity of style, concepts and exercises that form the compendium of this work and illustrate the sharp mind and lengthy teaching experience of the Author.
After introducing all the technical capabilities of the instrument, the exercises develop the proper position of the hand. Exposed in this progressive manner, the student will gradually overcome the subsequent difficulties, and will master in a short time the various demands of harp technique, while producing a clear, bright sound, favoring a full sonority and sweet tone.