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BP Duet Books?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Barden Jan 27, 2017. 8 Replies

Hi, do you know if there are any Bowed Psaltery duet books out there to buy?  My husband and I both play, and I'd like to do duets--not just both play the melody...  Any ideas would be gratefully…Continue


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Mary Barden replied to Mary Barden's discussion BP Duet Books?
"Thanks so much. I'll print it off and"
Jan 27, 2017
Jim Yates replied to Mary Barden's discussion BP Duet Books?
"This is a duet that a fellow mandolin player and I used to play.  I see no reason why it wouldn't work for psaltery as well.  An old Welsh folk tune."
Jan 27, 2017
Donna Malus replied to Mary Barden's discussion BP Duet Books?
"I'll post if I find any duet books. I can't recall any off hand but I'm sure there are some. "
Dec 7, 2012

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Surprise Christmas present from my husband and son--never knew about them before that!
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my husband and son
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