Beginning Autoharp Instruction Book

Beginning Autoharp Instruction Book

By Bonnie Phipps Autoharp Book & CD Item: 00-44475

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This step-by-step approach to learning to play the autoharp will help beginners and teachers understand the many ways in which this versatile instrument can be used. You will learn a variety of strumming techniques and how to work the chord bars, use the different areas of the strings effectively, and play songs and simple melodies. Also included is a brief history of how the autoharp began and developed. To help you learn faster and easier, Bonnie Phipps has recorded a correlating CD that includes strum patterns and songs in the book.

Sample Pages


Beginning Strumming Techniques
SECTION A (Exercises)
Strum Patterns
The Pinch
Changing Chords in the Middle of Strum Patterns
Combining Strum Patterns
Mary Ann
Buffalo Gals
Down in the Valley
My Bonnie
Oh Susanna
Down by the Riverside
Beautiful, Beautiful Brown Eyes
Rock-A My Soul
Daisy Bell
When the Saints Go Marching In
Irene Goodnight
Mama Don't 'Low
Drunken Sailor
Do Lord
In the Good Old Summertime
Jamaica Farewell
House of the Rising Sun
Old Folks at Home
Basic Melody Techniques
Ten Little Indians
Skip to My Lou
Blue Danube Waltz
Irene Goodnight
When the Saints Go Marching In
Red River Valley
Daisy Bell
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Simple Gifts
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Old Molly Hare
Home on the Range
Rock-A My Soul
Appendix A: Basic Music Theory
Appendix B: Care and Maintenance of the Autoharp
Appendix C: Miscellaneous Information
Ordering Parts
Autoharp Luthiers
Autoharp Festivals
Selected Discography
Autoharp Songbooks

Additional Information

Author: Bonnie Phipps
Instrument: Autoharp
Format: Book & CD
Page Count: 88
Item Number: 00-44475
ISBN 10: 1-4706-2397-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-2397-5
UPC: 038081502236

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