ICL: BEGINNING/CONTINUING AUTOHARP - 4 Sessions
BEGINNING/CONTINUING AUTOHARP by Jennifer Cordier
The title of the folk song, "Simple Gifts" is a perfect description for the Autoharp. This lovely instrument offers beginning players immediate gratification as one simply depresses a chord bar and strums across the strings. Many tunes can be accompanied using only three chords; thus the gift of music can be easily shared with others. Come and learn to pick, pluck and strum the Autoharp as we sing and accompany ourselves to many familiar folk songs. Give yourself the " simple gift" of music!
Materials required: Autoharp (in playable condition), Three finger picks and one thumb pick, Chromatic tuner, Tuning wrench and Music stand. Note: A notebook with all music and instructional materials will be provided by instructor. A $10 materials fee will be collected the first day of class. Contact instructor for autoharp rental information.
Jennifer Cordier has taught many classes at ICL including organic gardening, herb gardening, native medicinal herbs, Zentangle and music classes with members of her band.
Jennifer has been playing the Autoharp for 25 years. She has taught Autoharp at John C Campbell Folk School, Oasis in Blairsville, Georgia and gives private lessons. Jennifer plays Autoharp and performs with the folk band Butternut Creek and Friends.