"The Musician's Guide to Playing by Ear" Booklet

John Kovac Harps by Davy C

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Practical & Inspirational Study Aids to Help You Play Any Musical Instrument like a Pro!

A most valuable & uplifting resource for any musician at any level of experience!

  • John Kovac, always the positive teacher, here kindly encourages us at each step of the way.
  • No matter your level of musical experience, you will gain valuable skills from reading this Guide, which will help and hasten you on your musical journey.
  • The guide contains John Kovac's hints collected from a lifetime of studying music.
  • Some thoughts are original, others have been provided by fellow performers and teachers. 
  • All are designed to help you throw away your music sheets and be able to play practically any tune instinctively by ear.
  • Whether you play an autoharp or a zither you can play by ear by following these time-tested techniques.

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Happy Creek Press, Virginia, USA

Copyright 2001

ISBN: 0-9668668-1-9

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        PRE-BUILT HARPS 

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