Complete Book of Traditional & Country Autoharp Picking Styles (Book)
One of Meg Peterson's finest books. This comprehensive text presents all of the strums and techniques needed to play back-up and melody on autoharp. Contains excellent teaching on various strum and fingerpicking styles. In addition, arrangements are included on 57 country favorites.
Product Number:
94060
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Pages:
152
Binding:
Perfect Binding
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
1-5622-2197-3
ISBN13:
978-15622-2197-3
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
6/12/1986
One of Meg Peterson's finest books. This comprehensive text presents all of the strums and techniques needed to play back-up and melody on autoharp. Contains excellent teaching on various strum and fingerpicking styles. In addition, arrangements are included on 57 country favorites.

Table of Strum Symbols………………………………………………………………………….10

Backup Strums……………………………………………………………………………………11

Thumb-Brush Strum #1………………………………………………………………………….12

Scratch Style Strum #2, 2a, 3, & 4……………………………………………………………...14

Introducing the Index Finger…………………………………………………………………….14

Alternating Bass…………………………………………………………………………………..16

Introducing the Middle Finger……………………………………………………………………17

Double Finger Scratch……………………………………………………………………………19

Arpeggio Strums Strum #5 & 6…………………………………………………………………..21

Introducing the Ring Finger………………………………………………………………………24

Alternating Thumb and Index Finger Accompaniments Strum #7, 8, 9, & 10………………26

Double Thumbing…………………………………………………………………………………26

Rocker Strum (shuffle rhythm)…………………………………………………………………..29

Runs………………………………………………………………………………………………..33

Single String Thumb Tap…………………………………………………………………………34

Arpeggiando Stroke Strum #11, 12, & 13………………………………………………………36

“Church Lick”………………………………………………………………………………………38

Introducing the Loose Fist……………………………………………………………………….38

Travis Picking Strum #14, 15, 15a, 16, 16a, 17, 18, & 19……………………………………42

Travis in 3/4 Time…………………………………………………………………………………42

Travis in 4/4 Time…………………………………………………………………………………44

Blanking Out……………………………………………………………………………………….46

Shuffle Beat………………………………………………………………………………………..47

Syncopated Travis………………………………………………………………………………..49

Steady 8th Note Rhythm…………………………………………………………………………51

Introducing the Pinch……………………………………………………………………………..53

Melody Picking…………………………………………………………………………………….55

Traditional Melody Pinching……………………………………………………………………..55

Thumb Brushes……………………………………………………………………………………59

Thumb-Index………………………………………………………………………………………67

Syncopated………………………………………………………………………………………..71

Triplets: middle-index…………………………………………………………………………….73

Duple Meter: Double Finger Brush……………………………………………………………..77

Pinch-index………………………………………………………………………………………..79

Small pinches……………………………………………………………………………………..80

Travis Style………………………………………………………………………………………..85

Hammerin’ On…………………………………………………………………………………….89

Arpeggio Style…………………………………………………………………………………….91

Straight Arpeggio in 3/4 Time……………………………………………………………………91

Broken, Syncopated Arpeggio in 4/4 Time…………………………………………………….93

Broken Arpeggios in 4/4 Time…………………………………………………………………...95

Five Finger Tapping………………………………………………………………………………97

Combined with the Blanking Out Stroke……………………………………………………….100

Combined with Hammerin’ On………………………………………………………………….100

Bluegrass Melody Picking……………………………………………………………………….103

Alternating Thumb and Index Finger Picking………………………………………………….104

Hammerin’ On……………………………………………………………………………………..109

Drag Notes………………………………………………………………………………………..112

Back Slur………………………………………………………………………………………….115

Syncopated Rhythm……………………………………………………………………………..120

Single String Thumb Tap………………………………………………………………………..125

Rapid Thumb and Index Fillers…………………………………………………………………130

Melodic Endings………………………………………………………………………………….135

Picking with Alternating Middle and Index Fingers……………………………………………138

Diatonic Fiddle Arrangement……………………………………………………………………139


 
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