UM0015 Golden Harp (tutor book)

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Doming Bouchard

Harpe d'or
Golden Harp

Contents: Tutor book in English, French & German
with tunes - see contents below
Instrumentation: Lever Harp
Level: Elementary with exam settings - see contents
Format: Stapled Score
Weight: 225gm
ISMN: 979-0-043-05993-6
Our Ref: UM0015
Publisher: Gérard Billaudot
Series --
Edition/Year: 1996
Origin: France
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Also by Dominig Bouchard

About this book

This is the “Golden Harp”, a new teaching method for Celtic Harp. There are simple exercises with corresponding little pieces, which allow every child to get familiar with the Celtic Harp and to learn a good basic technique in its own time. It is possible to start to learn the Celtic Harp at an early age (at 7 years, sometimes even earlier), and this book should be good fun and yet be efficient. Explications about technique, the repertoire, creativeness etc. have been reduced to a minimum. The harp teacher can add to each exercise supplementary pieces of his own choice according to his experience. The “Golden Harp” is the result of eight year’s work of teaching the Celtic harp at the Quimper Conservatory of Music. I am also very grateful for the collaboration with my pupils and I thank them sincerely.

I wish you a lot of fun in starting to learn the Celtic Harp.

Dominig Bouchaud

August 1994


The Celtic harp


I.     Placing

II.   Intervals


  • Echoes in the forest
  • The giraffe
  • Shells... ABRSM Grade 1 List C Item 1 (1 of choice of 3)


  • The pebbles
  • The giraffe 2


  • The bear and the mouse
  • Little by little


Other intervals

  • Kol Slaven
  • Mastermind

III. Placing the fingers

  • Umbrella  ABRSM Grade 2 List C Item 1 (1 of choice of 2)
  • The crab  ABRSM Grade 2 List C Item 1 (2 of choice of 2)
  • At ten o’clock in these green fields...

IV. Arpeggios with 3 or 4 fingers

  • Swallows
  • Butterflies
  • Butterflies at the opera!
  • Julia’s smile

V.  Chords, contrary movements

  • Evening’s blackbird
  • Procession

VI.  Scales with 2 hands, scales with 1 hand

  • Ant’s steps  ABRSM Grade 1 List C Item 1 (2 of choice of 3)
  • Blue Ant
  • Red Ant
  • I love scales!

Other pieces

  • Lullaby
  • Little rabbit
  • The ball  ABRSM Grade 1 List C Item 1 (3 of choice of 3)
  • Merry go round’s wooden borses
  • Hungarian Folksong
  • South-American tune
  • Christmas in the snow
  • The seal-baby
  • Little Romance
  • Misterious
  • Restlessness
  • Waltz
  • The misterious forest

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