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Fast EnHarmony for Pedal Harp
For all pedal Harpist, composers and arrangers!
by Vanessa D’Aversa
F.E.P.A. technique (Fast Enharmony for Pedal hArp) is a book of Technique to the fast enharmony for pedal harp, born from the application and knowledge developed first as a student and then as a teacher in making more usable, all the possibilities, secrets and difficulty, of the pedal board, for all the genres played on the pedal harp.
This book was written mainly for all harpists (professionals and not) that want to keep a conscious manual of harmony on their instrument, transcribe, compose songs or improvise but also useful for composers and arrangers, who want to know in depth the pedal board. On the subject, it has never been developed, a clear method for harpists to orient them in various genres and levels in developing the use of the pedal board to en-harmonize extemporaneously.
There are few theoretical treatises on enharmony, impracticable even for classical composers and even more there are no texts on applied harmony used in the teaching of harpists to resolve overlaps of alterations extemporaneously.
It is very important to propose to students, harpists, composers and arrangers, a practical and systematic discipline at increasing levels of interest that explore all the harmonic possibilities of pedal harp with tips for immediate use from traditional languages (classic-contemporary) up to to face a first in-depth knowledge of the harmonies used in modern genres (pop-rock-jazz).
The learning process
Structure of the book
For the student
For the Teacher
Specific F.E.P.A. notation for the harp
I level: FEPA Basic (Basic concepts of enharmony)
Pedal Harp: Theoretical description of the pedals in classical tonal music and arrangement of the pedals and alterations. From the book “Arpa Moderna” by Lucia Bova
The enharmonic or diatonic pedal Harp?
Enharmonic sounds or homophones: The En-harmonic Pedal Harp
En-harmony first rules F.E.P.A. technique
En-harmonic pedals associated F.E.P.A. technique
Virtual Pedal Practice
What is the PedalPad?
Fast enharmonic reading: first exercises
GRILL notes: find the corresponding enharmonic pedal
II level: FEPA Intermediate (en-harmonic and melodic knowledge of the pedals from classical to modern music)
Metronome for exercise
Pedalize at the right time
the other diagrams for the study
The circle of the fifths: A little theory
How to use the circle of fifths
Chord Grill: repetition of chords and scales
Chord Voicing Drills
Root movement Drill
Chords GRILL: Play the corresponding enharmonic chord
Pedals applied to: intervals, scales and chords, triads and quadriads
Chords and scales on the pedal harp
Advice for the study
The major scale and their modes
Association of scales fingering at intervals
Natural minor scale
The melodic minor scale and its modes
Scale of tones
Scale of tones / semitones W / H
Semitone scale / H / W tones
III Level: F.E.P.A. Advanced
Pedal tab Gliss
Hybrid pedals on models of complex harmonic progressions
Tips and Warnings: for harpists who approach the study of jazz
Jazz II-V-I harmonic progressions and for third and diminished
Main progressions for study
Chromatic progressions with diminished
Linear improvisation (in- and out-line) targeting, Chromatic approach
F.E.P.A. Notes : Virtual Pedal Practice