Appalachian Autoharp (Mel Bay Archive Editions)

Appalachian Autoharp (Mel Bay Archive Editions)

Appalachian Autoharp (Mel Bay Archive Editions)

The book, musician, entertainer, teacher, and recording artist Carol Stober provides melody lines, lyrics, chord symbols, and melody tablature for 35 tunes she learned in Appalachia. The stories woven through the music portray a mixture of life situations that were ever-present in the difficult struggle for survival of our ancestors. The lyrics of many of these songs, although sometimes harsh, give insight into the values of the Appalachian people. The autoharp tablature provides detailed indications for different types of thumb and finger strokes, plucking, and string pinching.

About the Author
Carol Stober is a multi-instrumental musician, entertainer, teacher, and recording artist. Her music covers a broad range of styles including bluegrass, country, folk, mountain music, traditional, and gospel. Carol graduated from the University of Maryland in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education. She was on the staff of The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, Illinois, from 1980 to 1983, before relocating to Alabama where she has continued teaching private students. Carol served on the advisory board of The Autoharpoholic Magazine and contributed articles for publication in it, as well as contributing to The Autoharp...

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