Especially since going to East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering I have been making more videos. As a musician I was quite used to playing a tune and letting it go flying off into the air. Back then I had a tape recorder and such but now I have my own Butterfly net to try to catch them with! I have to admit I find it an exciting activity to try to turn one out without airplane and other noise, I'm in L.A. after all, and stay calm while paying attention and stopping if I hear anything too wrong. After I get one done I watch it over, play along to it, then go back and try to beat it at least once more. I try for perfection but fighting through a weak spot is part of the educational value. So I hope I'm helping people practice some fun and interesting tunes I've come across in my Bowed Psaltery adventures.
I find listening to myself playing is a very good learning tool. Sometime I do things that I don't realize until I'm listening rather than playing, like smoothness of bowing, tempo, or how the arrangement sounds.