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Advanced Appalachian Autoharp with Evo Bluestein
Techniques taught in this program include melody picking, syncopated swing strum and drag notes.
Arranging for Folk Harp with Kim Robertson
Folk harpist Kim Robertson has created a unique style of playing. On this tape you can learn many of her techniques and arranging ideas. Explained are left hand chord patterns, bass lines, dampening, tremolo, ethnic tunings and improvisation. Many sample tunes are included.
Beginning Folk Harp with Kim Robertson
A step-by-step approach to learning the nylon- strung folk harp. Starting with beginning exercises to develop tone and strength, continuing on to chords, beginning pieces, chord patterns and special effects. The beginner is taught a personal approach to accompaniment and improvisation.
Beginning the Appalachian Autoharp with Evo Bluestein
In this beginning autoharp tape, Evo demonstrates three main steps that make up his style of playing: pinch strum for rhythm accompaniment, pinch strum for melody picking and full rhythm strum for melody picking. Start at the beginning of the tape, repeat each segment along with Evo, until you can duplicate what Evo is doing.
Harp and Voice
This is an excellent guide introducing simple techniques that will enable you to develop your own accompaniment arrangements, freeing you from written music and enhancing your creative ability. Easy-to-understand explanations of techniques for all levels.
Learn to Play Autoharp by John Sebastian
John Sebastian's wonderful video provides a step-by-step learning guide to the autoharp. Starting with the basics, John shows you how to hold the instrument, elementary chord theory, how to get your autoharp in tune and various ways to accompany your favorite songs. He then moves on to the use of fingerpicking techniques, and how to find melody notes and scales to pick out melodies and play instrumentals in the styles of the great traditional players.
If you would like to play the melodies of favorite songs on the autoharp, this video is for you! Using traditional country songs, autoharp master, Carol Stober takes you step-by-step from basic accompaniment patterns to advanced melodic solos. Includes ear training tips for the play by ear student as well as tablature and notes for sight readers.
Play the Harp Today
Laurie Riley is a traveling harp performer and competition judge who has been teaching for years. She decided to make a video for beginners of the many learning secrets she's discovered. "If only I'd known this at the start, I could have been playing almost immediately." This will give beginners a jump start and enhance the progress of someone already taking lessons or learning by ear.
Special Effects for All Harps Ortiz
Filmed on Celtic and pedal harps. Includes unique techniques like Paraguayan Tremolo, mini-glissandi, muffled glissandi, accompaniment patterns, unique bass muffling (bordoncado), harmonics, etc.
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