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CarterNut Autoharps - up or down - and why? (48) RE: Autoharps - up or down - and why? 10 Jan 99

I'll have to say that the easiest way of playing, for me, is the Carter way of holding it. You are given the freedom to come in and out of the microphone rather than having it over you. I play at many places where there is only one mike, and so it is easier to spot other instruments rather than be focused on the harp. I also think that it is easier to play being held up, especially when playing some of those old fiddle tunes like I do. I tried playing with the harp sitting on my lap, but I found that my fingers just cramped up. I go strictly with Maybelle's way.

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