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You Can Teach Yourself Autoharp by Meg Peterson (65024M)

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You Can Teach Yourself Autoharp
By Meg Peterson

Now with instructional download letting you to learn anywhere!


"You Can Teach Yourself Autoharp" is a step-by-step, self-instructional guide, where you can learn at your pace. It includes: autoharp care instructions, playing positions, chord changes, back-up strums, arpeggio strums, melody picking, rhythm picking, and much more! Each song teaches something new and each strum pattern is a bridge from the last. "You Can Teach Yourself Autoharp" gives you the necessary foundation to go on to more advanced styles and more intricate picking. The songs are arranged for the 15-chord instrument, which is the most used by beginning students.

About the Author Meg Peterson is the premier Autoharp teacher in the U. S. She has introduced thousands of people-- teachers, students, young and old-- to the delights of this versatile instrument. She has spent the last thirty years collecting and transcribing traditional and innovative ways to play the autoharp, which has resulted in the writing and arranging of thirty books. In her first method book, written in 1965, she introduced her own scoring tablature that has become universal to all autoharp pickers, from beginners to advanced players. Since the autoharp arrived on the musical scene relatively recently, as musical history goes, very few people had learned to do anything with it, except push buttons and stroke. Meg, therefore, invented many of the strums and new techniques shown in her books, using existing guitar and banjo patterns as guidelines, and transcribed them in a way that is playable on the autoharp. As a result, the autoharp has come into its own as an integral and respected part of country and bluegrass combos. Meg has travelled widely, giving workshops as far away as Australia, England, and South Africa, and has been a judge at the Walnut Valley Festial in Winfield, Kansas.
In July 1995 Meg was inducted into the Autoharp Hall of Fame "for her exceptional contribution to the autoharp community." Meg is also a violinist and was educational director of Oscal Schmidt International for 15 years. During that time she worked extensively with music educators, classroom teachers, music therapists and special educators, showing them how to use the autoharp in their teaching programs. Ms. Peterson also served as executive director of Music Education for the Handicapped for six years, during which time she ran three international symposia.


Song List

  • Taps
  • The More We Get Together
  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  • Camptown Races
  • One More River
  • Cindy
  • Frere Jacques (Brother John)
  • The Sidewalks Of New York
  • The Sloop John B
  • He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
  • Michael, Row Th Eboat Ashore
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • Blue Tail Fly (Jimmy Crack Corn)
  • Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
  • Joe Turner
  • Rock-A-My-Soul
  • When You And I Were Young, Maggie
  • Down In The Valley
  • Everybody Loves Saturday Night
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • L'il Liza Jane
  • Red River Valley
  • She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain
  • Battle Hymn Of The Republic
  • Sweet Betsy From Pike
  • The Crawdad Song
  • Lonesome Valley
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
  • Down By The Riverside
  • Little Brown Jug
  • Buffalo Gals
  • Greensleeves
  • Just A Closer Walk With Thee
  • When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Wildwood Flower
  • Careless Love
  • Clementine
  • I've Got Peace Like A River
  • This Train
  • Amazing Grace
  • On Top Of Old Smokey
  • This Little Light Of Mine
  • A Bicycle Built For Two (Daisy Bell)
  • I Love The Mountains
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • The Streets Of Laredo

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