Hello. I'm sorry I haven't visited this site as often as I used to visit. It seems I'm busier now that I retired than I was before I retired and I've slowed down on keeping up with all of the sites where I used to participate.I received the email…Continue
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I'm curious, are there any bowed psaltery players around? I'm new and play by ear. Thanks, Patti Continue
The first time through serves as both a good beginner version and as a way to build up to the more active second time through. The grace notes in measures 25 and 29 aren't as hard as they look. Just play G-B-D rapidly, a little early, so that the D…Continue
Hi, my name is Kite Giedraitis and I've been playing the bowed psaltery since the 80's. I'm a multi-instrumentalist, but the psaltery was my first love and I played it exclusively for about 5 years. I'm available for video lessons, or in-person…Continue
Anyone familiar with tuning a David Kingslake psaltery? He carved symbols into the wood by each hitch pin: the right side is clear; the left side is not clear. He uses symbols such as x or d above left side notes. Do I interpret these as sharps…Continue
My nephew began as my new apprentice in March of this year. He had spent the last sixteen years in Japan as an English teacher. His name is Matthew Balaam Long and is my brother's son. I have been slowing down my production in preparation for…Continue
Are there any resources out there for learning to use two bows, or am I on my own? I'm not quite ready to tackle it yet; I'm still new at this instrument, but at some point, I'll want to try it.Continue
I am seeking instructions to build or perhaps a diagram of a stand that I can put my Baritone Psaltery in. It was built with no support insert so it is not able to have a screw mechanism in the back. Continue
Just want to explain that I still appreciate the importance of Psaltery Strings, thank you Donna Malus, for all your years of maintaining THE community site for Bowed Psaltery Players world wide to join and participate at. A major focus of my Bowed Psaltery activities for the last five years has been making lots of Bowed Psaltery YouTube videos, over 600! If I put up every video here at Psaltery Strings I would constantly be pushing Nozomi's and other Bowed Psaltery players videos out of…Continue
In just over a weeks time is the start of Broadstairs folk week. Bands every night. Folk dancing and Morris men in the streets. A large folk sales area. And best of all . People who have not seen each other for over a year, this time two. Sit in the seafront gardens and play. And I'll be doing the same.
My new psaltery came yesterday. Song of the Wood from Jerry Read Smith. Book matched Western Red Cedar top, maple frame and cherry back. Right around 2 pounds for 2.5 octaves. Beautiful instrument and sounds sweet from top to bottom. :) Exactly what I was looking for. …Continue
I, too, had a GREAT TIME joining in Bowed Psaltery Christmas Gathering. I would like to thank the instructors for their suggestive workshops and wonderful performances at the concert, and those who made extraordinary effort technically to make this event happen.
Since I joined East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering last year, it is a big support for me to know there is a very friendly and supportive bowed psaltery playing community in the U.S.A. and it is a great pleasure for me to…Continue
I bought a “vintage” bowed psaltery from a gentleman in South Carolina via Reverb.com. It is a Brent Clark made in 1994...and looks almost exactly like a Noteworthy psaltery...except that it is walnut both front and back. 32 stings, alto. I unstrung it, cleaned it up, and restrung it with a set of multiple gauge guitar strings...probably heavier than I needed, but I did not know any better at the time. It is now settling after its first tuning. :) Though I learned a lot already in setting it…Continue
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In their strings they have Psaltery one with a photo of bowed Psaltery but they pocket it but they also have Dulcimer both hammer and strum I use the strum I like the song Whiskey Before Breakfast. If you are interested check out the app maybe the members can get…Continue
So, we are now safely back in Japan with the memories of the wonderful experiences we had at the East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering 2019. Again, WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your friendship and hospitality. Our experience at Cove Lake State Park motivated us a great deal for us to work even harder for better performances and hence promoting bowed psaltery even further in Japan.
So see you again, surely on the internet and hopefully at future Gatherings! If you ever have a chance to…