I had a great time at the East Tennessee Psaltery Gathering. One of my highlights for the event was using Donna's version of Auld Lang Syne (from Donna Malus's Psaltery Strings Music Book) in a discussion about playing harmony. We developed two harmonies from Donna's version and I wish we had a video or other recording to upload from the event. Attached is the file with Harmony 1 and Harmony 2 that we used in that event. We found that Harmony 1 sounds good with Harmony 2 along with the melody. It was a great learning and sound experience. My thanks to Rick Long for organizing the event and Donna for providing a book that has been our "go to" source for jams and other psaltery learning development.
Oh, and Donna, I wish you could have been there.
Dave, your lecture was helpful and fun. I really liked the pieces you played for the concert, too. Everyone had their own style. It was my first time at Cove Lake. It was great indeed.
I was a good time for me also. I agree, the Gathering does draw a diverse group of psaltery players. I'm already signed up and looking forward to next year. Maybe you'll be able to make the trip again too.
Thank you very much for your report of East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering 2016 and the sheet music of Auld Lang Syine with harmony. I do hope I can join you some day. I am sorry for writing this message this late. I had a rather busy November and December this year.
I made up harmony for Auld Lang Syne and uploaded a video. I am very glad if you take a look when you have time.
Thanks Nozomi-san. It has been a busy end of year for me also. I had some time this week to work on the version of Auld Lang Syne that we played at the gathering and attached that version in the video section on this site. Most of the time I play either just the melody or the harmony, but I hope to get more proficient in playing melody and harmony at the same time with two bows.