We had a discussion about modes at the East Tennessee Psaltery Gathering in November. During that discussion we demonstrated that if a song was in a given mode, the song could be played entirely on the notes on the right side of the psaltery.
Last weekend I started trying to apply this thought to some Christmas songs. Along the way I decided that making a list (and checking it twice?) of the songs and the way they can be played might be useful. I'm slowly still adding to the list but attached is a pdf file that contains the songs that I have played so far.
I can see where I might make the list shorter by putting the songs, the mode, the starting note, and ending note in table form so the list might fit on one or two pieces of paper. Eventually, I think I'll keep the list in my psaltery music binder for quick reference when somebody asks "Hey, can you play ... ?"
It is still a work in progress but maybe some will find it useful and/or add to the list.