UM1263: Harp Olympics - Stage Four

Cover image Harp Olympics
Stage IV

Susann McDonald & Linda Wood Rollo
Contents: Method for Harp with Solo Tunes
Instrumentation: Harp
Level: Intermediate
Format: 8.5" x 11" wire-bound book
ISMN: --
Publisher: MusicWorks - Harp Editions
Edition/Year: 2002
Origin: USA
Our Ref: UM1263

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Introduction & Contents

Harp Olympics - Stage IV


Introduction to Harp Olympics - Stage IV

This is the final stage of Harp Olympics and is designed for the student who has completed the material in Harp Olympics Stage III. It is recommended that the "Marathon" exercises from Stage III be played every day as a review until no longer necessary.

For an overview of the entire Harp Olympics series, please refer to "Introductory Notes" in Stage I.

Stage IV includes more technical studies than the previous volumes, and the student should expect to stay with this book a little longer in order to be comfortable with all the "Workouts". The solos included are not required but offered as a supplement to other existing material. Students are encouraged to keep up with the "Games and Drills" and to play the exercises in new and different keys as often as possible.

At the completion of Stage IV, the student will be at the level of the many fine books of etudes, studies and compositions already in existence in the harp repertoire.

Susann McDonald Linda Wood Rollo


Introduction to Harp Olympics


I. Work Outs
A. Warm Ups
B. Balance Beams
C. Four - Finger Arpeggios
D. Advanced Weight-Lifting
E. Pivots and Turnarounds Study in Directional Placing
F. Slides - Review Two Studies in Slides
G. Trill Study Bisbigliando
H. Advanced Glissandi
I. Pedal Technique Pedal Study
J. Harmonics - Sharps & Flats K. Scales
L. Etouffees (Muffled Sounds)

Games and Drills

32nd and 64th Notes & Rests
Rhythm Review
Brain Drills
Count and Tap
Combined Rhythms
Key Chart - Circle of Fifths
Circle of Fifths - Key Signatures Writing Major Key Signatures
Scale Degrees
Dominant Seventh Chords
Chord Progressions: I, IV, V, V7, I
Altered Chords: Augmented Triads, Diminished Triads, Diminished 7th Chords
Minor Scale Review


Sonatina - Zamara
Ar Hyd y Nos - Corri-Dussek
Valse Isabel - Rogers
Theme and Variations - Naderman
Variations on "God Save the King" - Boscha
Etude in F Major - Godefroid
Sonatina - Bochsa
Waltz of the Flowers Cadenza - Tchaikovsky
Perpetual Motion - McDonald


I. Work Outs
Theme & Variation
Balance Beams
Four-Finger Arpeggios
Directional Placing
Pedal Study
II. Games & Drills
III. Solo Rounds

Harp Olympics Certificate - Stage IV


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Song Without Words (Godefroid)


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