by Susan McDonald and Linda Wood Rollo
The second book in the Harp Olympics Series, Stage I, is designed for the beginning harpist with basic note-reading and rhythmic skills. A child who has played the piano for one to two years should use this book. Stage I introduces turn-around glisses, four-finger scales, triplets, basic pivots or change of direction, and sixths, sevenths and octaves. In the Games and Drills section, the student will review note-reading, practice rhythm counting, and increase their understanding of pedals and levers, music signs and symbols, and improvisation. The student is introduced to the Circle of Fifths and sight-reading. Many Brain Drills and Home Games reinforce new and old material.
As with all of the Harp Olympics books, qualifying Marathons at the end of each book will serve as a review of the Material covered and be an incentive for the student to progress to the following stage. A special certificate is included, signifying a certain level of accomplishment, to be given to the student upon completion of each book.
All pieces composed or arranged by Susann McDonald or Linda Wood Rollo.
EASY LEVER OR PEDAL HARP.
Solos in Stage I include: