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Bunessan for two bows

Same melody as Morning Has Broken. But as long as you leave out the lyrics, it's a traditional song in the public domain. Guitar chords inc…

Started by Kite Giedraitis

0 Jul 21, 2022

Swing Low Sweet Chariot for two bows

A classic gospel piece. Performance suggestion: speed up a bit starting at measure 9, and slow back down gradually during measures 15-16.…

Started by Kite Giedraitis

0 Jul 21, 2022

Greensleeves with two bows

The first time through serves as both a good beginner version and as a way to build up to the more active second time through. The grace no…

Started by Kite Giedraitis

0 Feb 28, 2022


Anyone have a tab for:  I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You they care to share? 

Started by Darrell Atkins

0 Apr 1, 2019

BP Duet Books?

Hi, do you know if there are any Bowed Psaltery duet books out there to buy?  My husband and I both play, and I'd like to do duets--not jus…

Started by Mary Barden

8 Jan 27, 2017
Reply by Mary Barden

a treasure of PDF possibilities

I have been chasing sheet music. As I have been playing with a hammered dulcimer group once a month, I am always looking for stuff on their…

Started by SUE C WHEELER

8 Dec 6, 2016
Reply by Gretchen

Medieval and early music

Does anyone know of a web site or book that has medieval or early music? I would love to find a site that offers the music both written and…

Started by Suzette

7 Sep 12, 2015
Reply by Eldona Mellen

Sound clips to play along with for the Psaltery Strings Music Book - Thanks to Rick Long

For those of you who have the Psaltery Strings Music Book, Rick Long has put sound clips for each song on his web site. Practicing along wi…

Started by Donna Malus

2 Apr 1, 2015
Reply by Yvonna Arnold


 It's not sheet music but if your someone like me who doesn't read music on You Tube try as an example Animidify Susato or almost any other…

Started by Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey

0 Apr 9, 2014

song of the month

What is the song of the month for January 2014?

Started by Andrew penwright

0 Jan 22, 2014


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