Session
Class Description
Friday
Session 1
1:00 to 2:00 PM
EST

    Beginner - “Yellow Rose of Texas”.

    In this class we will address basic concepts of smooth bowing, an important part to
    successful psaltery playing. We will learn several types of bow strokes to accomplish
    bowing smoothly from one note to the next, even as we cross over to the occasional
    black note, as we learn this American cowboy classic.
Friday
Session 2
2:30 to 3:30 PM
EST

    Intermediate - “Spring”  by Vivaldi.

    This is a beginners double bowing class. We will be learning “Spring” by Vivaldi,
    utilizing 2 bows to play this lovely piece with a smooth legato. This will be an excellent
    introduction to using 2 bows.
Friday
Session 3
4:00 to 5:00 PM
EST

    Beginner - “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”.  

    This is a double bowing class. In this class we’ll learn the use of 2 bows to keep the
    “alleluias” smooth and lovely.
 
Saturday
Session 1
9:30 to 10:30 AM
EST

    Intermediate - “Bunessan” aka “Morning Has Broken”.

    This is a double bowing class. We will learn this tune and use double bowing to add drones
    and harmony while also playing  the tune.

Saturday
Session 2
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
EST

    Advanced - “Waltz of the Flowers” by Tchaikovsky.

    This is a double bowing class. Using 2 bows we will navigate the back and forth of black
    and white notes in this song. We will also learn and utilize the techniques of anchoring,
    slurring, and alternating bows to lovely affect for playing this classical piece.
Lunch

Saturday
Session 3
1:00 to 2:00 PM
EST

    Beginner - “Come by the Hills”.

    This is a single bowing class. A traditional Irish Air. We will learn this soft slow air in E flat
    to become familiar with crossing over to the black notes, easily, smoothly, and with
    no anxiety.

Saturday
Session 4
2:30 to 3:30 PM
EST

    Advanced - “My Wild Irish Rose”.

    Embellishments. This is a double bowing class. We will be learning “My Wild Irish Rose”
    and exploring a wide variety of beautiful embellishments that lend themselves
    to this lovely old Irish song.
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Brenda  Mangan
         
    Brenda has enjoyed music all her life. She
    took a few years of piano as a child. Has played
    the mountain dulcimer since a teen. Plays a
    wood flute and a glass flute. In her later years,
    Brenda took up the violin but due to an old
    fingers injury her progression was hindered.
    It was at this point that she stumbled upon the
    bowed psaltery and fell in love with its beautiful
    “ringing strings.” After taking introductory
    lessons from psaltery maker, Rick Long, and studying
    the styles of favorite and various psaltery artists
    in person and online, Brenda has continued playing,
    developing her own techniques and style, which she
    enjoys teaching to others. She has played in groups,
    solos and frequently plays at events and at her church.
    She has taught several years at the East TN
    Bowed Psaltery Gathering, as well as individuals and
    other small groups, and invites everyone
    to enjoy the offerings on her you tube channel.
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