Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Auto Harp

STEVE REES IS in the Second String Music Hall of Fame and a really good musician. He works on some of the more challenging repair jobs for us, and this morning he's been tuning an autoharp.

Basically you use the dampening keys to mute strings you don't play in chords, as opposed to pressing down on strings for chords on a guitar. It's a beautiful instrument and difficult to play, and it rings like a choir.

It's never dull here at Fifth and Maine!

Here's a Youtube video of a gal named Jo Ann Smith playing an autoharp.

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