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Hymns for Autoharp by Meg Peterson (93617)

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Hymns for Autoharp
by Meg Peterson

Gospel music is rooted in the folk tradition of America. It is music from the heart and soul and appears wherever people gather to express their spiritual joy. Folk instruments such as the guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and autoharp lend themselves to this kind of group singing. They can provide simple accompaniments or carry the melody in a small group of a full fledged revival. The autoharp blends in well with the spirit and harmonics of these hymns. The first section of this book is chorded for simple strumming. The second section is arranged for melody playing, with string numbers indicated. A popular collection which includes 69 songs!

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

  • Just as I am
  • Joy In Him
  • Precious Memories
  • Sing to the Lord
  • Song of Praise
  • His Banner Over Me is Love
  • Where He Leads Me
  • We’ll Give the Glory to Jesus
  • Heavenly Sunlight
  • All We Need is Jesus
  • I’m So Glad Jesus Set Me Free
  • Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
  • Pass Me Not
  • Sweet By and By
  • Almost Persuaded
  • Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
  • Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul
  • Jesus, Jesus
  • How Great is Our God
  • We’re Marching to Zion
  • Only Trust Him
  • Come and Go With Me (To My Father’s House)
  • Till the Power Comes Down
  • Praise to the Lord
  • My Lord, My Strength
  • Let us Break Bread Together
  • I Will Follow Him
  • I’ve Got Peace Like a River
  • I lift up my Hands in Thy Name
  • Praise Him in the Morning
  • Hallelujah
  • Peace I Give To You
  • Holy Spirit, Dwell In Me
  • Jesus is the Sweetest Name I Know
  • Take My Life and Let It Be
  • Jesus Breaks Every Fetter
  • In the Spirit of God
  • Jesus is His Name
  • Heavenly Father, We Appreciate You
  • Oh, How I Love Jesus
  • I See the Lord
  • All My Trials
  • Blessed is the Man
  • The Lord is My Shepherd
  • Go Tell it on the Mountain
  • Search Me
  • I Love Thee
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  • Here Come Jesus
  • Great is the Lord
  • Were You There?
  • Come and Go With Me (To that Land)
  • Oh, It Is Jesus
  • I Love Him
  • Lonesome Valley
  • Thy Loving Kindness
  • Kum Ba Yah
  • Amazing Grace
  • Blessed Be Thy Name
  • Praise Him in the Morning
  • To God Be The Glory
  • Oh, Sinner Man
  • Jacobs Ladder
  • Lord, I Want To Be A Christian
  • There is Power in the Blood
  • Michael Row the Boat Ashore
  • All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
  • Blessed Assurance


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