Bowed Psaltery & Guitar by Nozomi NOSE プサルタリー・ギター演奏:能勢 希

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Comment by Nozomi Nose on August 18, 2015 at 6:53pm

Thank you very much for your message Dutch! 

I guess many people are playing Blackberry Blossom on mountain dulcimer.  I found a YouTube video.  Although it was not the person you mentioned, it was very nice.  And also I found a sheet music with MD tab in Everything Dulcimer website. 

By the way, are there two different tunes titled Blackberry Blossom?  


Comment by Dutch Wigman on August 6, 2015 at 8:20am

I don't know which I like better, it being played on t psaltery or the mountain dulcimer.  David Sshnaufer can smoke that tune.

Comment by Nozomi Nose on May 31, 2014 at 9:06pm


Makoto has an Irish harp and told me about the colored strings and keys to change the notes to sharps and flats.  

Comment by Nozomi Nose on May 30, 2014 at 7:05am


Thank you very much for your message.  In our group (i.e. Makoto Kato’s group) we mark Cs red and Fs green.  Nozomi

Comment by Nozomi Nose on May 30, 2014 at 6:16am


I am so much obliged to you for your message.  I am not sure if this video really worth your comment but I am sure we will keep on working.  Nozomi

Comment by Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey on May 27, 2014 at 9:30am

 Nozomi-san, Allow me to congratulate you for your spectacular performance. I have never heard "Blackberry Blossom" played better and your flawless Bowed Psaltery technique wonderfully shows off what Bowed Psalteries can do. I safely speak for the World Wide Bowed Psaltery community that we are all very proud of the work you and the Japanese Bowed Psaltery Community are doing. Keep on Psalting! GREGG

Comment by Nozomi Nose on May 13, 2014 at 6:19am

Thank you very much Brenda-san and Kristi-san!  The blackberry at my house is now blooming, too.   I looked up Kentucky Music Week website.  Yes.  I do wish I could attend with you.  Please have lots of fun!  Nozomi

Comment by K.Keller on May 12, 2014 at 7:42pm


Another most enjoyable video! Thank you for sharing the music with us. The last several weeks have been spent with three performances with dulcimer. Therefore no bowed psaltery enjoyment. However I will go to Bardstown, Kentucky for Kentucky Music Week. There are five full days of classes and jamming in the evening. Dulcimers, guitars,b.p., washtub bass and many other instruments all played by around 250 cheerful folk. You could look this event up on the internet as Kentucky Music Week 2014. Wish you could be with us and am sure you will be in spirit. Again, thank you for sharing. Kristi

Comment by Brenda Mangan on May 12, 2014 at 2:39pm

I like this one very much, too! And there are blackberry blossoms all around my house right now! You play so wonderfully, thank you for sharing.

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