margonaut blog archive (2004-2014)

28Mar/091

Autoharp!

Someone gifted my church with an Autoharp and I was asked if I wanted to use it!

I have been thinking about harps a lot (according to Wikipedia the Autoharp is really a type of zither) and this instrument seems like it will be a lot of fun and get me started with string instruments. I was having a lot of resistance to learning guitar for some reason.

I'll post some audio examples after I get the thing tuned and play around with it a bit.

Here's a video of a gorgeous June Carter playing one with her husband Johnny Cash on mandolin:

one of her mother, Maybelle Carter

& a new video from modern master Jo Ann Smith

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  1. I like the sweet style of JoAnn Smith.
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