"I will try to relax, too, and let my arm weight help. That is something else I heard when taking cello lessons. If I could just combine all the tips I've learned from my head to my hands! As always, I appreciate your responses!"
"Thank you, Sue! What I am doing is that I try to relax and lay the weight of my arm and bow on every note I play so that all the notes of the tune sound fully and properly, however fast the tune goes. "
"Thank you Brenda!
I try to keep playing the tunes after I posted the videos on YouTube and here so that I can keep them as my repertoire, and hopefully I can play them better. But it's getting difficult, because the more videos I…"
I found one in a music shop selling the musical instrument used in the meadieval times.
Who built your bowed psaltery?
I built the bowed psaltery by my self.
How long have you played the bowed psaltery?
Over 10 years
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
Yes. My wife , Kawamura Sinobu(川村しのぶ) and I(加藤 誠) play as a duo named the ensemble SoLa.
My wife plays the bowed psaltery and I play the guitar for the most part.
Nose Nosomi(能勢 希) and Tanezaki Riko(種崎莉子) are also the members of the ensemble SoLa.
Don't worry, that was a welcome greeting in my native language German. Even though our American friends have cultivated the art of playing and acceptance of this lovely instrument, it is nice to see that bowed psaltery playing and appreciation is growing in other parts of the world too :-)
Dona Benkert -
Illinois Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247 http://www.folk-lorecenter.com/
Tish Westman - West Virginia Lessons at Tamarack, Beckley, WV. Wednesday workshops also available for individual classes and to teach at festivals.
Sunday "Jam" 3:30 to 6:00. All instruments welcome, play mostly Old Time, Celtic & Gospel Music, not opposed to trying any tune called, once did a rap on Bowed Psalteries.
1-304-575-0998 email@example.com www.westmaninstruments.com
Karla Armstrong - Pennsylvania Karla plays a variety of instruments and does workshops as well. Please visit her web site for additional information or contact her via the web site or the information below.
(717) 632-8099 firstname.lastname@example.org http://upontheharp.com
If you are already on Tish's list, why don't you stop in and update your info? While your there take a look to see if there are new players in your area. Who knows, you might get together and make a recording.