Exploring the Grossi Method in English and Adventures in Lever Harp
—by Jan Jennings
After more than 70 years of publication in Italian, the Grossi Method for Harp is now available in English. Mentioned in the music review in the March/April 2016 issue of Harp Column, this is still one of the finest books available for developing technique. There are excellent photographs of hand positions. The text explains the execution of such things as harmonics, slides and glissandi, dampening, pedaling, and much more. There is a little history of the harp, instructions for installing strings and tuning, as well as an appendix with explanations of signs and abbreviations.