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THE LATEST STALKING THE WILD AUTOHARP (“SWA”) EPISODE IS:
AUTOHARP FRAME INNOVATIONS
AUTOHARP FRAME INNOVATIONS
TUNING SECRETS for BEGINNERS
THE WRITE AND WRONG WRENCHES (Oscar Schmidt Players Beware! There are now TWO kinds of pins…you need the right wrench or you will destroy your harp!!)
EXPLODING THE BIG LIE (THE AUTOHARPS NOT THAT EASY)
BIG NEWS for FANS OF SWA (announces my move to Seattle and d’Aigle Autoharps Permanently)
SPECIAL STRINGS FOR A UNIQUE HARP (WHY YOU MUST USE STRINGS THAT FIT!!!
“A” MODEL VS. “B” MODEL STRINGS (OS MODELS)
WILL I SUCK? FIRST PLAYING AFTER 3 MONTHS OFF!
AUTOHARP CHORD BAR SECRETS FOR THE BOLD AND CRAFTY
HAL STALKS AUTOHARP SUPPLIES IN THE URBAN JUNGLE (EPISODE 100!)
INTERVIEW #1 Louis Block, Vietnam Vet with a Purple Heart and a Purple Heart Maple Harp
INTERVIEW #2 Jo Ann Smith, International Autoharp Champion and MLAG Champion
INTERVIEW #3 GREG SCHREIBER, LUTHIER AND CUSTOM STRING MAKER
THE MAP: Navigate the Jungle of Stalking the Wild Autoharp Lessons!
SWA Q & A #1
Why read music??
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
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
Cutting Autoharp Felt!
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
TUNING SECRETS FOR BEGINNERS
EXPLODING THE BIG LIE: (AUTOHARP’S NOT THAT EASY!)
BEGINNERS: GET ON THE BEAT! pt 1
BEGINNERS: GET ON THE BEAT pt 2
Autoharp Beginners: What’s YOUR group??
Beginners: the easiest strum: Rocker!
Exercise for Melody Accuracy (Melody “Pluck” is demonstrated in this video)
Intro to Melody Playing
More Melody Picking
Playing Melody: How Does it Feel??
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!
"Hamburger"/Backwards picking (Scratch)
Two Important Strums
Thumb Lead 1 & 2 (TL1, TL2)
Beginner Melody: Play "This Land is Your Land"
Clearing up I IV and V Beginner's Theory Series
Improvisation Part 1
Double or Octave Picking
Blending basic Strums using The Map
Playing Melody Fills
Thumb Lead 3 (TL3)
Hammering and Dragging
Arranging Part 1: Instrumentals
Arranging Part 2: Songs
Playing in Layers (Intermediate/Advanced)
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?
MY LUTHIERY APPRENTICESHIP, STARTING IN 2019
MAKING D’AIGLE CHORD BAR HOLDERS
AUTOHARP FRAME INNOVATIONS
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
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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