Loch Lomond played by Terry Butler on Tenor bowed psaltery with a recording in the background by Heidi Haase (Smith) and friends, from her CD "Echoes from th...

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Comment by Terry Butler on February 20, 2012 at 11:02pm

Thanks, Lois.  Played on a D tuned psaltery with amplification by using an external pickup.  I now have a built

in amp port with my Rick Long chromatic D psaltery.  (special order for those).  

Comment by Lois Gribneau on February 20, 2012 at 10:56pm

S-M-O-O-T-H - and what a good sound!  Kudos to you Terry!  I definitely want to add Loch Lomond to my repertoire.

Comment by Terry Butler on June 23, 2011 at 10:36pm

Not that hard.  Switch the C and F to the left and C# and F# to the right side.  You'll find yourself playing 

most every note on the right then.  You'll get spoiled really fast by that.  I have one psaltery tuned to C (my baritone) and one kept in D - the tenor.  You also need fix your psaltery to your stand and play that way for double bowing.  

Comment by Kathy Kennebrook on June 23, 2011 at 10:05pm
Gotcha' my  psaltery is not d tuned currently so the sharps and flats are on the left. I guess I could tune it D and that would make it easier, good idea :)
Comment by Terry Butler on June 23, 2011 at 9:55pm
This one IS in the key of D I think.  At least I play it easily on my D tuned psaltery.   It gets much easier after one week of working with two bows consistently.  Kind of like forcing yourself to write with the other hand.  Awkward at first but then it's possible.  After two weeks it's just plain FUN.
Comment by Kathy Kennebrook on June 23, 2011 at 9:21pm
Right now I play with a group who is playing mostly in key of D which makes double bowing more difficult but I'd really like to get proficient at it like you are, that was really great, thanks.
Comment by Terry Butler on June 23, 2011 at 9:15pm
Thanks.  Feel free to give it a try!  I welcome imitators.
Comment by Kathy Kennebrook on June 23, 2011 at 9:08pm
That is seriously awesome!!!
Comment by Donna Malus on June 13, 2011 at 7:14pm
I didn't notice the camera moving either!  Well done, keep the vids coming 
Comment by Terry Butler on June 13, 2011 at 2:23pm

Thanks.  I'm hoping the close up view will encourage others in the group to try double bowing.  This is an easier slow piece too.  The first run through is great for learning the melody and then later in can be paused as often as necessary to learn the harmony drones.   Let's hope this leads to LOTS of Loch Lomond videos.     


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