Mudcat Café message #75264 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10652   Message #75264
Posted By: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
03-May-99 - 07:39 AM
Thread Name: Songs and Tunes for Autoharp?
Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes for Autoharp?
Don't forget to listen to records of Kilby Snow. He played left handed in his own style, and he played on a modified harp (a bass string added and a few extra chords, as I remember); but he has really fine versions of some old songs he learned from his family like "The Wind and the Rain" up to Merle Haggard's "From Now On All My Friends Will Be Strangers."

I haven't had my hands on an autoharp for a long time, and I never really learned to play it; but I think it has no minor chords. A lot of the Carolan stuff needs them; but there is certainly a good selection of them in major chords. "Blind Mary" is in a major key and might be very effective on an autoharp.

Murray