Bowed Psaltery - Once In Royal David's City

Attempting to play a Christmas Carol on bowed psaltery - there are a couple of pauses and one or two nasty "school violin" sounding notes. I play it much better when I don't have a camera on me!

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Comment by Ziva D on November 6, 2010 at 6:50pm
Very nice Simon! I love to watch/hear member's videos. And, I didn't even notice any "nasty notes".
Comment by Donna Malus on November 6, 2010 at 12:42pm
John, go ahead and post...really, there are videos of all levels and they all help us learn. I think it gets easier once you post a couple with you in them, you get over that initial terror! So far I've only posted vids of me playing with others, so now it's time I venture into the "solo" spotlight as well...
Comment by Donna Malus on November 6, 2010 at 12:39pm
my cats like it too, they come running when I play the video....they both LOVE the bowed psaltery
Comment by Donna Malus on November 6, 2010 at 12:32pm
That's great Simon! Your psaltery looks like one of Michael King's diatonic psalteries. Please post more. I really get neverous when a camera or a person is watching but the only way to get over that is to keep doing it.
Comment by John Henry Charles Crocker on November 5, 2010 at 6:08pm
Hey Simon, I think that was just fine, nothing stuck out as being unbearable. I know what you mean about the camera, I have recorded a couple of pieces but not posted them for that very reason ! I must try again soon

Comment by sue simms on November 5, 2010 at 5:47pm
I like this Simon, keep it up !
Comment by sue simms on November 5, 2010 at 5:46pm
I lkie this Simon

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