Sunday, January 26, 2014

Learning to play "Black Waters"

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Negative Capability, that is, when [Amanda] is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.
(John Keats)

That's a song written by Jean Ritchie for the Appalachian dulcimer.  I like the way it sounds on my recently purchased 1976 Oscar Schmidt 15-chord autoharp.

2 comments:

The Solitary Walker said...

You're getting there!

am said...

Solitary Walker -- Thank you for the encouragement! Between my Jean Ritchie songbook and Bob Dylan's catalogue of songs, I'm finding plenty of good material for autoharp. I'm so happy to have found this, too:

http://dylanchords.info/