Pedal Exercises for Harp
With seven pedals and three positions for each pedal, how many possible combinations are there? An overwhelming number! In Pedal Exercises for Harp, you'll find an incremental and logical approach to tackling pedals through forty exercises. Each exercise is written to drill a highly specific aspect of changing pedals, including moving individual pedals, moving two pedals simultaneously, moving pedals in opposite directions, moving pedals from flat to sharp, and using the left foot on the E pedal. In addition, such deliberate focus on the pedals improves your ability to make each pedal change quiet and efficient.
There are four corresponding videos among the sample pages found here. The first video provides a brief overview of the book. The second video is a demonstration of several exercises from the book, including tips for approaching each exercise. The third video is an introduction to pedals on the harp, for those new to the pedal harp; and the fourth video is a continuation of the second, with more explanation and demonstration of moving pedals.
"This excellent tome will help students get comfortable with pedaling."
-The Harp Column Magazine,
July/August 2017 Issue
Pedal Harp. 46 pages, PDF download. Published 2016.