With few studies in existence for the Harp, Henriette Reiné's Complete Method of the Harp fills a large gap. Comprising two volumes, the first addresses the fudamentals of technique.
Renié (1875-1956) was a deeply religious woman who lived in poverty for much of her life. She was a highly accomplished harpist and composer, yet she had little triumph due to success being socially unacceptable for women at the time. Reiné's Complete Method of the Harp was written during WWII and remains widely used to this day. Aspects of technique covered in the first volume include, pedalling, fingering, chords, scales, harmonics, arpeggios, intervals, hand placement and glissandos, among other elements. Moreover, a helpfully labelled diagram of the Harp is included. Renié's Complete Method of the Harp is an essential accompaniment to all Harp studies.