Mudcat Café message #215097 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20589   Message #215097
Posted By: DonMeixner
20-Apr-00 - 01:54 PM
Thread Name: Help: Autoharp Agonies
Subject: Autoharp Agonies
I have a client here at clinic where I am employed who has a very generalized case of arthritis. She has overall limitations rather than just knees, hips or hands. She expressed an interest in playing the lap dulcimer but it became too painfull because of reach and repetative motion. Now she wishes to try the Autoharp, a possibility I don't hold much faith in tho'. I don't have arthritis but I'm willing to bet some one in the forum does and will have an oppion. First hand knowledge is the best.

1. Where do you hold it?

2. Do you pick it or chord it?

3. Have you made any adaptations to the device that allow you to play it better, or maybe be able to play it still?