This Kennedy Center teaching artist explores Appalachian Mountain a cappella traditional ballads, guitar, autoharp
, spoons and storytelling.
Another of his friends, Bob Dylan, had given him an autoharp
, after McClure told Bob that he wanted to write songs.
WHEN Rita Baldwin, a former staff member of Hamilton's Music Store in Corporation Road, Middlesbrough, recently met Mike Fenton, a former customer who bought his first records and first Autoharp
from the store, the memories flooded back for both of them and here Rita takes us back to those days.
Most of the examples have "fake book" style notation, with chord symbols, suitable for simple piano, guitar or autoharp
As the frontman of Adrian Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds, the comic formerly known as Ade has ditched the safety pins through the nose for expensive grown up toys including the mandolin, the ukelele and the autoharp
For me it was six months of learning how to sing and play the autoharp
, five or six hours a day; six months of studying videotapes of June in concert.
We performed Iyengar's standing tree pose each morning, attuned our ears to the micro-symphonies of flawed indoor plumbing, and practiced ascending and descending scales on the autoharp
every hour on the hour.
The first recording session was awful, terrifying,'' said Witherspoon, who also learned how to play the Autoharp
According to the Los Angeles Times, he "played an autoharp
and sang folk songs" for his listeners.
And the impressively varied sonic palette includes clarinets, autoharp
, and 1980s-era video-game gunfire.
The soft strumming of an autoharp
played by Richard Scholtz, and the lilting, melodic voice of Margaret MacDonald combine to provide an engaging media for storytelling.
In the original novel, Vance was very precise in his descriptions of the instruments and it was Anderson's challenge to experiment with different objects -- his two-year-old's toys, bits and pieces of assorted instruments, a collapsible pipe, an autoharp
, and car keys -- to create the sounds.