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  • @pearlmanhattan  Jan 16

    Get them out, tune them up (as best you can) ...and record some music. Let go of perfectionism and just make some music. Certainly i'm not the only person here who plays one. Add #autoharp to the tags, and post it here.

  • @metalfoot  Jan 16

    Might give it a whirl again this year? At least I know where the tuning key is...

  • @pearlmanhattan  Jan 16

    @metalfoot Yessssss!!!!! Do it!!!!

  • @tcelliott  Jan 16

    I've got one of those. Maybe I'll even use it, maybe.

  • @pearlmanhattan  Jan 16

    @tcelliott i double-dog dare you.

  • @chrishope Jan 16

    want!...none on ebay uk atm : - (

  • @zxcvbnm  Jan 16

    My wife has one, as you say tuning it is a nightmare. No promises, but if I get bored....?

  • @pearlmanhattan  Jan 16

    Some inspiration, if I can toot my own horn here. https://youtu.be/mfx2mojEtxg Me and Leviathan, my autoharp.

  • @shortdan  Jan 16

    I picked up an early 80s Omnichord electronic autoharp a few weeks ago. Does that count?! Ha! Hoping to put it to use next month ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @w1n  Jan 16

    I have a zither, autoharp and a Omnichord OM300, I plan to give all of them a spin (or strum) during FAWM.

  • @shortdan  Jan 17

    @w1n, jealous of your OM300! I picked up one of the old OM27 units (in great condition though!). Looks to be a few more options with the OM300 (an extra three rows of chords for a start!).

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 17

    I inherited a pretty crap autoharp when my dad died last year. I have no idea how to use it however.

  • @w1n  Jan 17

    @shortdan yeah the OM300 has more chords the and also it has midi capabilities. But soundwise I think that the earlier Omnichords just sound better.

  • @pearlmanhattan  Jan 17

    Mine is just a Oscar Schmid acoustic, but my luthier added a jack with a volume control. Someday when I have money, imma have fun with pedals ...and a looper. I'm excited to hear all of you and your 'harps.

  • @pearlmanhattan  Jan 18

    I am soooo excited to hear all these auroharps!! Thanks for speaking up!

  • @valeriecox  Jan 18

    Hmmmmm, I have one, but don't have the tuning wrench. I wonder if a drum key would work?

  • @pearlmanhattan  Jan 18

    A square socket will work, if nothing else, if you don't have a music store nearby, take it to your local hardware store. I will find some online links for you too if you'd like

  • @paulhenry  Jan 19

    See my post in forum "Secret Weapons - Let's see them"
    #autoharp. Yeah, that's gonna happen.

  • @pearlmanhattan  Feb 9

    So anyone else got an autoharp tune?

  • @valeriecox  Feb 9

    I got mine tuned up. Haven't wrote anything with it yet, but it will happen before the end of Feb.

  • @valeriecox  Feb 12

    I pulled out the autoharp for the #tenbyten challenge, but it's just for one 10 second song. That was a primer. Now to do an actual song with it.

  • @paulhenry  Feb 12

    Posted a collab with @igg yesterday called "Wind and Sea," (https://fawm.org/songs/93467/) with my trusty autoharp coming in towards the end. I'll have at least one other tune with it. I'm just not very facile yet.

  • @tamsnumber4  8 weeks

    I know I said I'd do this challenge in 50-90 but I finally did it as a collab with Cindyrella. "Magical Ice Display", I did it quick so I wouldn't have to tune it again!!! I know you understand.............

  • @reklov 8 weeks

    Here comes the Unicorn soldier.

  • @valeriecox  8 weeks

    I finally did one. It's a collab with kahlo. Autoharp literally has 30 year old strings on it. I'm surprised it's even moderately in tune. ๐Ÿ˜€ https://fawm.org/songs/96644/

  • @lanasolyluna 8 weeks

    Just realized I havenโ€™t done an Omnichord song this time!! Canโ€™t believe it since I love them. Will try to do one before FAWM finishes

  • @lanasolyluna 8 weeks

    OK so based on this post I chopped an improvisation my husband and I had done including an Omnichord and made it into a thing ๐Ÿ˜€ Can't get through a FAWM without an omnichord track. https://fawm.org/songs/97677/

  • @wylddandelyon 8 weeks

    I play autoharp too! Now if I can just figure out how to get a demo uploaded...

  • @loveonamixtape  7 weeks

    Ooh a good excuse to tune my autoharp -- will definitely try this!

  • @paulhenry  7 weeks

    Okay, got my 2nd tune in with the 'harp. https://fawm.org/songs/98980/

  • @reklov 7 weeks

    ...and finally a little improvised piece.

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