Mike Moxcey ©2005


The autoharp only has chords. It doesn't "really" have individual melody notes you can play.
If you want to play melody, you can but it requires
  1. Pushing down a Chord bar that contains the requisite note
    This requires knowing which notes go with which chords.
  2. Plucking/Strumming the autoharp in the vicinity of the desired note

America the Beautiful

To play the melody on the autoharp, you need to press different chords (top line in ALL CAPS) while strumming or plucking the area where the note (lower case) is.
If you don't know the melody, then in general, you must choose the closest note.
The /*\ notation means go up to the note indicated in place of the *
and the \*/ means go down to the *.
Think of them as notes inside an arrow.

The /d\ on the second line means go up to the d (in this case an octave) and the \a/ means go down to the a.

Actual chords:

C / / / | G / C / | / / / G | D / G / |

C G / C | G / C / | F / / / | C / F G | C / |

Key of C

C                 G               C  F  G   F    G   C
g   g   e e   g   g   d     d     e  f  g   a    b   g
Oh beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain,

 C                   G        D  A   D    C  D    G
 g   g   e  e   g    g  d  d /d\ c#  d    e \a/  /d\
For purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain.

 G C   G  C   G     C   G        F    G   C
\g/e e d  c c b b   c   d    b   a    g   c
 America! America! God shed His grace on thee,

 C         F              C               F      G      C
 c    c    a   a    c     c  g  g    g    a  c   g  d   c
And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea. 

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