Bowed Psaltery: The String Instrument Anyone Can Play - Play Celtic, Folk or Hymn

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Bowed Psaltery: The String Instrument Anyone Can Play - Play Celtic, Folk or Hymn

Authored by Ann Tucker
Edition: Third

Play beautiful music even if you don't read music or know anything about music theory.

Learn how to play this easy instrument that has the voice of a violin with the haunting quality of bagpipes.

Easily play the great sounding Celtic Music, Mountain Folk Music, or Hymns that you've always wished you could play.

This is also an easy to carry and beautiful sounding instrument to take to a retirement home, hospice, long-term care facility, or anywhere music therapy can be delivered by a caring heart.

Contents of Book
Chapter 1 - Holding the Instrument
Chapter 2 - Holding the Bow
The Grip
Balance Point and Grip

Chapter 3 - Why Rosin a Bow?
What Is Rosin?
Why Use It?
How to Rosin a Bow
Too Much or Too Little
Don't Touch That Bow!

Chapter 4 - Playing a String
Position the Bow
Don't Try to Use the Whole Bow Length on Every Note
Direction of Bow Stroke
Going Over to the Dark Side

Chapter 5 - Types of Bows
Type of "Hair"
Round or Flat Hair
Round and Fast, Flat and Slow
Common Methods of Adjusting the Tension
Which Bow Should You Choose?
How Big Should the Bow Be?
What if a Hair Breaks on the Bow?

Chapter 6 - Reading the Music (or Pretending to)
Note Mapping Worksheet
Memory Aids for Note Names
Note Types and Other Symbols

Chapter 7 - Playing by Ear
To Learn a Tune by Ear

Chaper 8 - Tuning
Tuning Your Instrument
If You Break a String, Don't Panic!
How Often Should You Tune
Tuning Sharps and Flats
Tuning a new instrument

Chapter 9 - Tunes to Get You Started
Internet Resources
Where to Buy an Instrument
Low-cost Option
HighQuality Option

Appendix A - Left-Handed Players
Note Mapping Worksheet (Left-Handed)

Appendix B - Marking Your Instrument

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Publication Date:
148230077X / 9781482300772
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Music / Instruction & Study / Techniques

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