Mudcat Café message #75206 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10652   Message #75206
Posted By: bseed(charleskratz)
02-May-99 - 11:40 PM
Thread Name: Songs and Tunes for Autoharp?
Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes for Autoharp?
Our autoharp player--who also hosts our sessions--does a great job with anything from fiddle tunes ("Old Joe Clark," "Soldier's Joy," "Cripple Creek," etc., to spirituals ("Amazing Grace," "I'll Fly Away," "Free Grace") to Tom Paxton numbers: "The Last Thing On My Mind," "Ramblin' Boy," etc. The only kinds of songs she can't do are circle of fifths numbers and the blues because her custom made harps don't have enough chords: They're made to play in two keys each: She has one for C and G and another for A and D. They can also do the relative minors. Her harps are beautiful to look and and sound fantastic: limiting the keys allows doubling key notes for richer sounds. --seed (Okay, Sally, you don't need to kill me. I didn't call you an autoharpy.) --seed