Learn to Play Autoharp

John Sebastian
60-minute video
  • Code:DLSEBAU21
  • Skill Level:Novice (1)

Here's a step-by-step learning guide to one of our most beautiful (and easiest) traditional instruments. John Sebastian, whose Autoharp was heard by millions on his hit songs with The Lovin' Spoonful, teaches you everything you'll need to make your own music - even if you've never played an instrument before!

This clear, easy-to-follow lesson starts you off by showing you the right way to hold and tune your Autoharp and how to use the most efficient left-hand fingering to push down the chord buttons. Learning to play simple strums with the flatpick will enable you to easily create lovely song accompaniments to some all-time favorite traditional songs. By coordinating your fingers and thumb in fingerpicking patterns, you'll start finding melody notes and scales so you can play full instrumental solos.

Whether you are using the Autoharp in the classroom, living room, or at folk and rock festivals, this lesson by one of America's most beloved performers will get you started right away!


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