MD Player playing Autoharp-How Hard

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MD Player playing Autoharp-How Hard

Postby Believer » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:53 pm

Have any of you MD players learned to play an autoharp?
I am getting the bug, but don't want to get an old one to
learn on, for I understand it can be expensive to refurbish,
if not in good condition. Also I don't think it is a good
idea to buy a new one, just in case I don't learn.
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Re: MD Player playing Autoharp-How Hard

Postby kwl » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:23 pm

Hi, Believer.

I don't play the autoharp; well at least not in any way recognizable by the autoharp community. I had a fairly nice 15 chord Chromaharp that I sold and then bought a nicer 21 chord OS. I still have the OS, but seldom play it. Playing an autoharp takes some practice and skill to do it well. You can just play chords, but I think it is worth it to learn how to play melodies on the autoharp. I would not shy away from buying a used autoharp as long as you buy it from a reputable store or individual whom you know and trust. Elderly Instruments and Music Folk are two online places that sell used harps that I would trust.

You might want to ask this question in either the Jam Session thread or the Mountain Dulcimer thread as few people will check the Chat thread.

Ken
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Re: MD Player playing Autoharp-How Hard

Postby Believer » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:38 am

Ken, thanks for the advice. I'll check the two sites you mentioned.
I found a music store here in Tallahassee that states they carry autoharps..
I'm going to check with them next week.
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