I’ve been playing harp for about 4 years.
I’m doing Pozzoli book 2 (the first book, printed with Grossi is Book 1, the intermediate book is published under its own cover), and the second book of Bochsa 50 Progressive Lessons for the Harp, and for me, they contain great confidence builders. What has your teacher recommended?
Some pieces that I like for students transitioning at your level, because the notes are easy and you’re free to concentrate on getting your feet going:
Dance of the Little Fishes (Dewey Owens, from Impressions on Pedal Patterns for Young Harpists)
Song at Night and Ebbing Tide by Lucien Thomson
All these were written specifically to teach pedals. For instance, Song at Night is meant to teach you the pedals on the left side of the harp, while Fishes is a study in moving the F pedal to all three positions while you play.
Dewey Owens has a nice book of pieces in twelve different pedal settings, but they have no pedal changes. Le Bon Petit Roi d’Yvetot by Grandjany is a good one because you get to use enharmonics. The Lawrence/Salzedo Method is excellent because the Preludes gradually introduce the use of pedals until one is very proficient.
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