Nozomi Nose
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  • Koshigaya City, Saitama
  • Japan
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Karen Palmer commented on Nozomi Nose's video

Irish Washerwoman on Bowed Psaltery

"I have been playing less than a year so hopefully with lots of practice I can come close to your ability!"
Oct 17
Nozomi Nose updated their profile
Oct 16
Nozomi Nose commented on Nozomi Nose's video

Irish Washerwoman on Bowed Psaltery

"About 13 years.  I must renew my profile.  "
Oct 16
Karen Palmer commented on Nozomi Nose's video

Irish Washerwoman on Bowed Psaltery

"How long have you played psaltery?"
Oct 16
Nozomi Nose commented on Nozomi Nose's video

Irish Washerwoman on Bowed Psaltery

"Thank you Karen!  I enjoy your videos, too.  I love the way you play songs with accompaniment.   Nozomi"
Oct 16
Karen Palmer commented on Nozomi Nose's video

Irish Washerwoman on Bowed Psaltery

"I’m so glad I found you on YouTube. You are an amazing player!"
Oct 16
Nozomi Nose commented on Nozomi Nose's video

Irish Washerwoman on Bowed Psaltery

"Also, please see Gregg E. Schneeman’s version. It’s amazing that he plays this tune with only one bow!  And here is hi 2 bow…"
Oct 10
Nozomi Nose posted a video

Irish Washerwoman on Bowed Psaltery

Bowed psaltery and back-up guitar by Nozomi Nose Also, please see Gregg E. Schneeman’s version. ...
Oct 10
Nozomi Nose commented on Claire Favro's video

Hank & Claire sing Hank Payne's "It's Only Words"

"Great performance, Claire!  It’s amazing that you can sing while playing a different mekody on the bowed psaltery.  The bowed psaltery, the guitar and your singing are balanced so well.  Thank you very much for sharing this…"
Sep 21, 2016
Nozomi Nose commented on Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey's video

"AMAZING GRACE" in F# Bowed Psaltery

"Great exercise for getting used to “the dark side” of the bowed psaltery!  I have been looking for a song like this, I mean, a song for practicing playing black keys.  I used some old Japanese folk songs which are also played…"
Aug 31, 2016
Nozomi Nose commented on Kato Makoto's video

フィッシャーズ ホーンパイプ Fishers Hornpipe プサルタリー&ギター“SoLa”

"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.  "
Aug 22, 2016
Nozomi Nose commented on Brenda Mangan's video

Ashokan Farewell on the Bowed Psaltery by Sue C Wheeler

"This is so lovely, Sue!  Thank you very much for sharing this video with us.   I have been looking forward to hearing you play the bowed psaltery.   I love your bow movement.  It's very artistic.  Nozomi"
Aug 21, 2016
Nozomi Nose commented on Nozomi Nose's video

June Apple on Bowed Psaltery ジューン アップル

"Thank you Brenda!  I will keep on working!  Nozomi"
Aug 20, 2016
Nozomi Nose posted a video

June Apple on Bowed Psaltery ジューン アップル

Bowed psaltery & back-up guitar by Nozomi Nose. プサルタリー・ギター演奏:能勢 希
Aug 20, 2016
Nozomi Nose commented on Kato Makoto's video

フィッシャーズ ホーンパイプ Fishers Hornpipe プサルタリー&ギター“SoLa”

"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…"
Aug 20, 2016
Nozomi Nose commented on Brenda Mangan's video

"Flowers of Edinburgh" on the bowed psaltery by Brenda Mangan

"Wonderful Brenda!I'm surprised to see that you play almost all the white key notes with your right hand so smoothly.  I'm learning this tune watching this video.  It's so much fun to play!  Thank you very much for…"
Jun 10, 2016

Profile Information

Do you own a bowed psaltery?
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
From Makoto Kato
Who built your bowed psaltery?
Makoto Kato
How long have you played the bowed psaltery?
13 years
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
1. I am a member of Makoto Kato's group 'Ensemble SoLa'.
2. I play in a duo named NT Serendipity with Jun-ichi TAINAKA, who plays the banjo.
Do you build bowed psalteries for sale?
Do you teach the bowed psaltery?
Yes. I sometimes perform with my students as a group.
How did you find out about our Psaltery Strings network?
From Makoto Kato

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At 8:32am on March 31, 2014, Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey said…

 Hi Nozomi, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your dedication and talent as a Bowed Psalterist! I look forward to everyone of your videos on Psaltery Strings. I am very new to computer tech and hope to share more videos of me soon, I must admit I'm still scared of them. I would ask you to try an over the shoulder view point so we can actually see how your bowing better. Although over the years I have learned to play other musical instruments I've always thought of my self as "Gregg Schneeman- Bowed Psalterist", its nice to know I'm not the only person to feel this way. GREGG

At 8:47am on September 17, 2013, Grasset-Saruwatari said…

ありがとうざいますNozomi さん

Nozomi さんのおんがくはとってもおもしろい

At 3:33pm on August 12, 2013, Bill Yoder said…

I lost your previous reply about the bowed psaltery that you play.  Please send me the number of strings, the beginning / ending notes and the gauge of wire used.  I have enjoyed your videos and please download more.

Thank you.

 Bill Yoder



At 9:20pm on July 16, 2013, Dave Holeton said…

Thank you Nozomi-san

I recorded the song alone by recording a track, then recording a second track while listening to the first track on headphones.  I think I actually recorded three tracks but I only used two tracks in the final mix.  I was thinking of a comment of Mike Pinder, the keyboard player from the Moody Blues back in the 1960's-1980's.  He played a mellotron which was a keyboard configured to play small cassette tapes for each key on the key board.  The cassettes were recorded with a variety of instrument sounds and Mike commented that their favorite was three violins.  I'll continue to experiment with capturing the best psaltery sound possible when recording.


At 8:49am on June 8, 2013, Donna Malus said…

I wish you could join us for next years symphony!  It is in late March.

At 10:08pm on May 10, 2013, Dave Holeton said…


Thank you

Yes, Modern Pilgrim is my own composition.  I have been working on an arrangement for it for some time.  It is played with a mountain dulcimer providing most of the melody, a guitar provides some accompaniment, and the psaltery adds some parts here or there along with the harmony the last time through.  The psaltery I am playing is baritone psaltery I obtained from Rick Long.


At 11:08am on April 30, 2013, Dave Holeton said…


Thank you for the friend request.

Welcome to the psaltery strings site.  Hopefully you will gain as much from users on the site as we will gain from you.


At 7:44am on April 28, 2013, Bonnie Blue Crouse said…


At 7:38am on April 28, 2013, Donna Malus said…

Welcome Nozomi-san!



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