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Thread #36348   Message #504186
Posted By: Jingle
11-Jul-01 - 01:42 PM
Thread Name: How do I play autoharp without pain?
Subject: RE: How do I play autoharp without pain?
I favour the Maybelle Carter style against the left shoulder with crossed hands. If you play flat on a table you could have problems playing in pub sessions. Picture it: "OK everyone move your pints off the table while I give you four choruses of Red River Valley". Not a popular move. The upright style and crossed hands do allow you to get a good strum going for accompanying songs but if you stand up you need a strap and your knee on a chair. PS What is a fanny pack? Sounds filthy to me.