December 2012 Blog Posts (3)

The Sounds of the Season

Yesterday, I went to my sister's home to make tamales and catch up with my Sister, Elaine her husband, Greg and my brother, Gabe. Gabe who is a very talented guitarist/songwriter brought his Ibanez and I bought my baby Psaltery.  We played Silent NIght, Jingle Bells, Feliz Navidad and God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman. On Silent Night and Feliz Navidad, I did some improvisation…


Added by Evelyn L Abston on December 25, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

The Psalms of the Psaltery

It was a beautiful day in Vallejo, CA. I took out my Electric bike, put my baby Psaltery in the bike's basket and away we went. IT was a gorgeous day, sunny, cool and crisp. I went to the waterfront, parked my bike and went to Panama Red, the coffee place at the Ferry building and found a place to practice my Psaltery. I am planning on teaching a class in the spring so I…


Added by Evelyn L Abston on December 10, 2012 at 1:22am — 6 Comments

Theoretical or Empirical?

I didn’t know what empirical meant, when someone mentioned that it describes how I have always worked and designed the psalteries I build. I was happy to find out it meant to experiment and observe to arrive at a solution. A name for my madness.

It was interesting to read Richard’s post on String Theory 101 that was posted the other day. It’s great to share knowledge, especially on this great forum, and I do want to learn all that I can. I wanted to add my thoughts and relate how I…


Added by Rick Long on December 2, 2012 at 4:20pm — 3 Comments

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