Zoe Coppola’s Happy Harps Complete Level 1 is a method book for beginning harpists. Notated for lever harp, this book is designed for students who are new to the harp, but have experience reading music or show readiness to read on the staff. The Happy Harps curriculum is a step-by-step approach that combines satisfying repertoire with a solid foundation in technique and theory/note reading. With two tracks available to accommodate different beginners, the series takes a student of any age from the very first lesson up through an early intermediate level.” The next book in this series is Happy Harps Level 2. Scroll down for a video with more information on this series.
This collection is available as a PDF download for $22.00.
This book requires a 26-string harp with levers. Topics covered include the use of fingers one and two (with finger three added midway), brackets and replacing, glissando, dynamics, intervals, sharps and naturals, gesture/raising, parallel and contrary motion, key signatures, time signatures and rhythms, p.d.l.t., basic triads, and arpeggios.