Foggy Mountain Breakdown Banjo & Bowed Psaltery

Performance by NT Serendipity Banjo: Jun-ichi TAINAKA Bowed Psaltery: Nozomi NOSE 演奏:NTセレンディピティ バンジョー:對中 淳一 プサルタリー:能勢 希 お問合せ 目黒学園カルチャースクール こんなに簡単バンジョー教室 http...

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Comment by Nozomi Nose on July 31, 2017 at 8:05pm

Thank you Bubba!  I am so sorry for responding to your message late.  Again we are really glad that you liked our video.  

Comment by Bubba Jordan on July 19, 2017 at 6:46pm
Love this old tune. Bravo Nozomi and Junichi!Well done indeed.
Comment by Nozomi Nose on July 17, 2017 at 7:28am

Thank you very much, Donna-san and Deb!  We are very glad that you liked our video.  

And Deb, welcome to Psaltery Strings!  Enjoy this website and playing the bowed psaltery!  

Comment by Deb Short on July 11, 2017 at 8:05pm

 I love that song and it sounds so beautiful with the psaltery added to the banjo. Thank you.

Comment by Donna Malus on July 5, 2017 at 5:05pm
Fabulous as always!!!
Comment by Nozomi Nose on May 18, 2017 at 7:27am

Thank you very much, Sue!  We will keep on working to expand the possibility of what a bowed psaltery can do.  Nozomi & Jun-ichi

Comment by Nozomi Nose on May 18, 2017 at 7:27am

Thank you very much, Brenda!  We are very glad that you liked our video.  Nozomi & Jun-ichi

Comment by SUE C WHEELER on May 17, 2017 at 8:23am
Shows yet more of your your versatility. I'm smiling!
Comment by Brenda Mangan on May 16, 2017 at 8:31pm
Wow, wonderfully done.

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