Dave Holeton
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East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering in Cove Lake Park, Tennessee

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Holeton Dec 30, 2016. 5 Replies

    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…Continue

Tags: Harmony, Syne, Lang, Auld

Christmas Songs On The Right Side

Started Dec 10, 2013 0 Replies

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…Continue

Tags: List, Song, Modal, Christmas

East Tennessee Psaltery Gathering Follow Up - Los Bilbilicos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Main Nov 18, 2013. 14 Replies

EveryoneI had a great time at the East Tennessee Psaltery Gathering.  According to the pictures that have been posted it looks like everyone else was having a good time too.  There were lots of…Continue

Tags: Psaltery, Guitar, Chords, Bowed, Version

Psaltery Videos from Japan

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Holeton Jul 27, 2013. 3 Replies

For those of you who follow the psaltery players in Japan, Nozomi Nose (a very experienced psaltery player) has a new Youtube account for loading some of her own videos.  The first 4 videos are from…Continue

 

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Dave Holeton commented on Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey's video
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"DEVIL'S DREAM #2" on Bowed Psaltery

"Another good one Gregg.  I'll have to work on learning to use the settings for speeding up or slowing down a song on Youtube. Dave"
May 11
Dave Holeton commented on Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey's video
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"DEVIL'S DREAM #1" on Bowed Psaltery

"Well Done Gregg. It's amazing what you can do with one bow! Dave"
May 11
Dave Holeton commented on Nozomi Nose's video
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Cabin on the Hill

"Well Done Nozomi-san and Jun-ichi-san.  I think vocals with the psaltery are the next frontier for us psaltery players. Dave"
May 11
Dave Holeton commented on Brenda Mangan's video
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There's a Song in the Air

"Very nice Brenda.  This year I hope to work on the bowing technique that you demonstrate in this song.  Also, maybe I'll record something in front of the Christmas tree in December, which is a very effective backdrop. Dave"
Jan 1
Brenda Mangan commented on Dave Holeton's video
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Auld Lang Syne on Bowed Psaltery

"Very nice, Dave. The harmonies are nice and the higher-than-the-melody harmony part added a nice and unexpected sound. Thank you so much for sharing the video and the sheet music in it."
Dec 30, 2016
Dave Holeton commented on Dave Holeton's video
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Auld Lang Syne on Bowed Psaltery

"Thanks Nozomi-san All 3 verses were recorded on a 4 track cassette recorder with guitar on one track and a psaltery on each of the other 3 tracks.  It was difficult to find a way to hear the melody on the verses with harmony.  In the…"
Dec 30, 2016
Nozomi Nose commented on Dave Holeton's video
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Auld Lang Syne on Bowed Psaltery

"Very nice, Dave san!  The melody played on the baritone bowed psaltery and the both versions of the harmony part sound really beautiful.  In the second part of your video, did you play the melody and harmony at the same time?  Or was…"
Dec 30, 2016
Dave Holeton replied to Dave Holeton's discussion East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering in Cove Lake Park, Tennessee
"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…"
Dec 30, 2016
Dave Holeton posted a video

Auld Lang Syne on Bowed Psaltery

This video is a result of a session where we discussed playing harmonies at the 2016 East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering. This video might be more for in...
Dec 30, 2016
Dave Holeton commented on Nozomi Nose's video
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Auld Lang Syne 蛍の光

"Very nice Nozomi-san.  It appears we were on the same wave-length last night! Dave"
Dec 30, 2016
Nozomi Nose replied to Dave Holeton's discussion East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering in Cove Lake Park, Tennessee
"Dave-san, 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…"
Dec 30, 2016
Dave Holeton replied to Dave Holeton's discussion East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering in Cove Lake Park, Tennessee
"Thanks Sue 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. Dave"
Nov 3, 2016
SUE C WHEELER replied to Dave Holeton's discussion East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering in Cove Lake Park, Tennessee
"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."
Nov 3, 2016
Dave Holeton replied to Dave Holeton's discussion East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering in Cove Lake Park, Tennessee
"Oh, and Donna, I wish you could have been there. Dave"
Oct 30, 2016
Dave Holeton posted a discussion

East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering in Cove Lake Park, Tennessee

    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…See More
Oct 30, 2016
Dave Holeton replied to Frances Bercher's discussion Psaltery Strings
"Frances We might need to know who made the psaltery or the length of the strings.  Several psaltery builders (luthiers) have string sets matched to their psaltery design based on length.  Harpkit has a graduated string set for a 32 string…"
Oct 27, 2016

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Do you own a bowed psaltery?
Yes
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
Renaissance Fair, Larkspur, Colorado, maybe around 1994
Who built your bowed psaltery?
Unicorn Strings
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
I play monthly at a local nursing home and have played at various church and community events.
Do you build bowed psalteries for sale?
No
Do you teach the bowed psaltery?
I have provided classes at the regular Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club meetings.

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At 7:56am on July 16, 2013, Nozomi Nose said…

I just listened to Phrygian Free Baritone Psaltery.  I hear two psalteries playing together.  Did you record this song with someone?  It's very nice!  Nozomi

At 8:04am on May 12, 2013, Donna Malus said…

Beautiful recording Dave!  Is this your arrangement/composition? Just lovely. How do you find time? We want MORE!!!

 

At 9:37pm on May 10, 2013, Nozomi Nose said…

Dave-san,

I just listened to the song you posted.  It is just beautiful.  Thank you very much for sharing it.  Is this song your composition? 

Nozomi

At 9:19pm on March 2, 2010, John Henry Charles Crocker said…
A clue Donna, "Charlie is me darlin, me darlin..........
At 10:21pm on February 21, 2010, Donna Malus said…
Hi Dave,
I haven't forgotten about the music player issue, just haven't had time to look at it. If I can't figure it out, I'll ask the ning help people about it.
Hope all is well!
At 9:02pm on February 8, 2010, Donna Malus said…
argghhhhh (I guess I was a pirate, not a sailor) it's so familiar....I'm working on it...
If I get it I'll PM you.......
At 7:26am on February 1, 2010, Rick Long said…
Hi Dave, I had been wondering what your work schedule had you doing these days. Sounds like it still has you very busy.

I'd welcome a jam anytime you want. I've been working on some new songs lately, one is Arran Boat song I first heard from you. That is a tune that just sticks in your brain and I love it. Let me know when you would like to jam, I've got a few new things I've been working on in the workshop to show you.
At 11:45pm on January 31, 2010, Rick Long said…
Hi Dave, Good to see you here on Psaltery Strings. Good folks here! Had enough snow?
At 8:39pm on January 31, 2010, Donna Malus said…
Hi Dave! Welcome to Psaltery Strings. I hope you enjoy visiting. By the way, I LOVE YOUR VIDEOS : ) You make beautiful music.
 
 
 

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