Well, I keep telling you all that I am a musician. So here’s a little “proof.” This isn’t my “real” instrument, but I recently pulled this psaltery out and started messing around with it and in doing so I discovered the “Hymn Pod” site by Christopher Tan, a very talented pianist. Since hymns are one of my favorite types of music, I was really happy to find this site! I asked him if it would be ok if I used one of his recordings to play along with, and he graciously gave permission. So here is my first try at a “musical” post, and I think I will do a couple more as well 🙂 Hope you like it!
Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy/ Kingsfold
Lyrics: Joseph Hart
Music: William Walker
I’m playing a bowed psaltery; the piano part is gratefully used by permission from Christopher Tan at HymnPod…Please visit his website for great music played by a wonderful pianist.
I have employed the hymn tune “Kingsfold” as a countermelody to this song. I hope you like it!
The Bowed Psaltery is a folk-type instrument, and not too hard to get the hang of…I actually discovered it at a Renaissance fair.