Performance by NT Serendipity Bowed psaltery and vocal by Nozomi Nose Guitar and vocal by Jun-ichi Tainaka 演奏:NTセレンディピティ ボーカル・プサルタリー:能勢 希 ボーカル・ギター:ジュンイチ タイナカ

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Comment by Nozomi Nose on July 17, 2017 at 7:22am

Thank you very much, Donn-san!  We will keep working on bowed psaltery music with vocals.  

Comment by Donna Malus on July 5, 2017 at 5:07pm
You never disappoint Nozomi-san...and great singing, wonderful!
Comment by Nozomi Nose on May 13, 2017 at 1:07am

Thank you, Dave-san! Since we started playing as NT Serendipity 9 years ago, Jun-ichi and I have been talking about how an interlude played by the bowed psaltery enhances and enriches what the lyrics of the song depicts. However, I guess many of us, psaltery players, are aware of the problems that occur when we play with other instruments and vocals. Often, other instruments sound too loud for the bowed psaltery, and it is not easy to play the bowed psaltery and sing simultaneously. I hope we can exchange information on how we solve these problems here at Psaltery Strings.

Comment by Dave Holeton on May 11, 2017 at 9:08am

Well Done Nozomi-san and Jun-ichi-san.  I think vocals with the psaltery are the next frontier for us psaltery players.


Comment by Nozomi Nose on May 4, 2017 at 7:33am

Thank you, Sue!  We have been, and want to keep working on playing the bowed psaltery with vocals.  Nozomi

Comment by SUE C WHEELER on May 3, 2017 at 4:59pm
And you sing, too! Made me smile!

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