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STALKING THE WILD AUTOHARP: Master Index

 

"Stalking the Wild Autoharp" is my YouTube Tutorial Series for the Autoharp.  I post new lessons every couple weeks.   Recently I've been asked to provide some sort of master list, placing it all in order.  I couldn't come up with an ABC sequence, but I found that I could rank them. Each title will link you to the corresponding video on Youtube.  

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THE LATEST STALKING THE WILD AUTOHARP EPISODE IS:

Why I teach autoharp the way I do!

GENERAL TOPICS

 

You MAY Be and Autoharpist (terrible Comic Relief)

Is it a Real Instrument?

Why I teach autoharp the way I do!

Less is More

The Ol' Calypso Trick

Humidity Control

Buying an Autoharp for Beginners

Using Your Picks to Vary Your Loudness

Pickup Smackdown! (comparing different pickups/mics)

A Louder Plastic Pick

Home Made Slider Strap

Beef Up the Bass on That Chromatic!

Practice Without Tears!

Troubleshooting Buzz and Odd Sounds

Are You in the Zone?

The Shame and Harpbreak called AIS

More on "Less is More"...it was the least I could do!

Keep Your Music and Lyrics Organized

Picky about Picks Pt. 1

Picky about Picks Pt. 2: Thumbpicks: Dunlop and Golden Gate

Picky about Picks 3: Propik Thumbpick Comparison

Picky about Picks 4: Thumbpick Comparison (pt 4) Fred Kelly Slick Pick and Bumblebee

Picky about Picks 5: Plastic Finger Pick Comparison: Dunlop, Freedom, Alaska

BEGINNER LEVEL

Beginners: the Simplest Strum!

Exercise for Melody Accuracy

Intro to Melody Playing

More Melody Picking

How to Play Carter Scratch

Beginning to Mix Melody and Rhythm: Wildwood Flower

Beginners: Find the Right Melody Chords Pt 1

Beginners: Find the Right Melody Chords Pt. 2

Beginner's Guide to Pinching: Find that Note!

"Travis" picking

Arpeggios

"Hamburger"/Backwards picking

Two Important Strums

Thumb Lead pt. 1

Beginner Melody: Play "This Land is Your Land"

Clearing up I IV and V Beginner's Theory Series

 

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Fat Pinching

Walking Fingers

Playing Melody Fills

Thumb Lead pt. 2

Damping

Hammering and Dragging

Banjo Rolls

Arranging Part 1: Instrumentals

Arranging Part 2: Songs

ADVANCED LEVEL

Rasquiado

Blues, part 1 of 4

            part 2 of 4

           part 3 of 4

           part 4 of 4

 

THEORY FOR AUTOHARPISTS (Intermediate)

In "Theory for Autoharpists" series, I try to only cover what you need to know with the standard autoharp instrument.   I don't get into special chord forms like you'd have on the Prizim, or color chords that you'd have around the perimeters of your diatonic.  Any music theory curriculum would be much more exhaustive than this one...but this is JUST for autoharpists, who don't need to know about voice leading, species counterpoint, 9th chords, sus4 chords, etc etc.   In my Prizim series, as I discuss each kind of special chord, I'll go into how it is constructed...but not here.   

 Part 1--steps and half steps

Part 2 --intervals, major and minor chords

Part 3 --scale degree chords and numbers

Part 4 -- the circle of 5ths

Part 5 -- 7th chords

Why is Music Theory so Confusing?



FROM DAIGLE AUTOHARPS, SUMMER 2018

From Daigle Autoharps, Seattle! (My arrival)

From Daigle Autoharps: cool machines and people making sweet harps!

Daigle TLC wanut vs maple, side by side

Side by Side Comparison Daigle TLC vs Aquila models

Greg's Crazy Stringing Skills

Ballad of a Button: following an Autoharp Button Thru Daigle Autoharps

At Daigle Autoharps, Walnut: Block to Back

Ring the Crazy Alarm for this Autoharp Oddity found at Daigle Autoharps

At Daigle Autoharps: Pete Doing Inlay

Daigle Solid Wood Autoharp vs Daigle Composite: side by side comparison

Autoharp Smackdown: Oscar Schmidt vs Daigle

 

PRIZIM AUTOHARP

There will soon be a new page on this website with additional Prizim materials!

Intro to Prizim

Prizim in-depth Episode 1 conversion

Prizim in-depth Episode 2 Fingering and open chording

Prizim in-depth Episode 3: min7ths and maj6ths

Prizim in-depth Episode 4: 9ths and add9s

Prizim in-depth Episode 5: sus4 chords

Stalking the Wild Autoharp, Prizim Edition Ep. 6: Maj7s, Hidden Minors, Min6's

Prizim Bar Blues

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