Tish Westman Performs KMW 2014

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Comment by Celeste Howard on August 10, 2016 at 4:59pm

Great legato technique thanks Tish for this lovely melodic song!

Comment by K.Keller on September 8, 2014 at 11:17am

KMW = Kentucky Music Week which had at least 400 happy students of dulcimer, bowed psaltery,guitar, banjo, steel drums, etc - too much to mention. Classes run from string side up to professional level. The video above is part of Tish's section of the instructors concert and she was joined by Stephen Seifert who plays all over the country, teaches, and also plays with symphonies. Tish and he had about five minutes practice together. They received stand up applause. You probably know Tish and her husband Greg from their bowed psaltry products at westmaninstruments.com . KMW is held in June in Bardstown, KY and is at the top of my list for both great learning experiences and fabulous time to share music and instruments with great people.

Comment by Celeste Howard on September 8, 2014 at 10:35am

That first piece is beautiful!  Thanks so much - it says on the title KMW - what does KMW stand for?  Your legato is outstanding :)

Celeste

Comment by K.Keller on August 17, 2014 at 11:41am

I got to spend five days as a student of Tish at Kentucky Music Week. Steve had heard her play somewhere else and Tish asked him to join her at the instructors' show. She wowed the audience and then Tish and Steve created a whole church sanctuary of fans.

KMW is a wonderful week of music loving folk who share music and joy in learning. I strongly recommend it!

Comment by Nozomi Nose on July 8, 2014 at 2:48am

I am really impressed by this video.  Watching this video, I had a feeling that learning proper single bowing technique is very important even if you pursue double bowing.  

Thank you very much for the wonderful music!  

Nozomi

Comment by Donna Malus on July 7, 2014 at 9:33pm
Oh and Terry Kirby....that would be the "guy" that stopped to talk to you about your glissando at Dulcimer Days....I think he finally "noticed" the bowed psaltery...excellent press for the bowed psaltery and our much loved Tish Westman...
Comment by Donna Malus on July 7, 2014 at 9:28pm
Well....I was thrilled to find this video from Kentucky Music Week 2014.

YOU GO TISH WESTMAN!!!! oh and yes, nice job STEPHEN SIEFERT "giggle"

Two musical stars!

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