One of my webcam autoharp students began playing melody a couple months ago (after a couple years of singing songs and strumming chords), and the learning curve really got kind of steep. Today, we zoomed in on the string hand,
Recently and in one week’s time, two autoharpists asked me how I choose tunes for a contest. (There must be some contest karma going on out there.) Here are some things I look for:
I look for a melody that
Many of you reading this post may be doing so in response to my recent question to the Cyberpluckers (autoharp) forum about how many autoharp techniques I apply when I play. Yes, my own answer to the question is at
(Excuse me: Yay, Broncos!)
I’m still learning how to make Viking knit chain. I made the piece at right in the Broncos’ honor for just a few dollars (the NFL Shop at Macy’s wants $150.00 for a shirt). Now that the Broncos
The 2015 Mountain Laurel Autoharp Championship took place on Friday evening, June 26, during the Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering (MLAG) outside Newport, Pennsylvania. A number of folks in the autoharp community asked about my journey from preparation through the contest and beyond. Desipte contracting
Recent events remind me of a comment that came my way during a gig twenty years ago. This comment has weighed on my mind ever since. My blog, now just over a month old, makes it possible to at last
With Good Friday on the horizon, my practice sessions have necessarily turned to preparing “Were You There?” on the ultratonic autoharp for the church service this Friday afternoon. Memorizing the chords in the score took more time than I expected (but why
Today it happened, at church. One of the youth played a Bach prelude on guitar (from BWV699) at the onset of communion, and when she finished, people applauded. During communion?!
This concerns me.
I am going to play my ultratonic-autoharp