Bowed Psaltery Books and Articles (17)

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Rosin

I just received my psaltry and have a question about the rosin. The psaltry was built in 1994 and the rosin that came with it is that old I…

Started by Tom Cox

4 Oct 30, 2015
Reply by Tom Cox

Droning

Donna, You suggested appropriate drone notes in your BP book. Is there a musical formula to determine these recommendations? Or??????? Than…

Started by Peter T Cook

2 Mar 1, 2015
Reply by robert schuler

RIck Long in the News!

Hi! Follow this link to see the news spotlight of Rick Long and the bowed psaltery! Nice Rick!!!!http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/five-

Started by Donna Malus

0 Dec 23, 2014

Psaltery Strings Music Book Volume 2

I've started work on PS Music Book Vol. 2 and was wondering what songs you might like to see in Volume 2. Please post your suggestions here…

Started by Donna Malus

8 Oct 27, 2014
Reply by susan ballard

Short Documentary on the Bowed Psaltery and Spring Creek Psalteries

I think this qualifies as an article on the Bowed Psaltery! It's Terry Kirby of Spring Creek Psalteries, a videographer did a short documen…

Started by Donna Malus

0 Jul 6, 2014

Playing with my dulcimer group in D

I play mountain dulcimer with a group here and more and more the psaltery is becoming popular and being incorporated into our gigs. The gir…

Started by Nellie

11 Mar 17, 2014
Reply by Jeremy Main

Writing a book for beginner Bowed Psaltery players

Last night I finished writing the book I've been working on for the last few months, the beginner's guide to playing the bowed psaltery. So…

Started by Ann Tucker

21 Feb 1, 2014
Reply by Ann Tucker

Instructional Books and DVDs about the Bowed Psaltery

The Psimple Psaltery Instruction Book and CD by Melodye Whatley and Ingrid Skinner http://www.harpkit.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&;…

Started by Donna Malus

6 Oct 31, 2012
Reply by Donna Malus

Ann Tucker's book "PLAY THE BOWED PSALTERY"

I got this book last week and I LOVE it.  It has a lot of good information in it.  I can play from Fake books but that is the level of my a…

Started by Sharon Davis

1 Oct 31, 2012
Reply by Evelyn L Abston

An article and a book we can relate to!

During one of my many web sessions I came across this article written by Barb Gregorich. I found the article very entertaining and also ver…

Started by Donna Malus

0 Mar 17, 2012

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Amplified Psaltery with Cello Strings built by Rick Long

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Members who build bowed psalteries for sale

Spring Creek Psalteries - Sharon & Terry Kirby

http://www.springcreekpsalteries.com/

330-323-0618

From the Wood - Wayne Gaydos

765-468-7387

http://fromthewoodsinstruments.com/

to see his work visit

http://shop.indianaartisan.org/collections/musical-instruments

Waynie Psaltery - Wayne Simms

http://www.wayniepsaltery.com/

 

Prairie Psaltery - Richard Celata

http://www.prairiepsaltery.com/

 

Loon Song Psalteries-Charlie Marshall

http://www.loonsongpsalteries.com/

 

New Tradition Dulcimers- Dan Daniels

http://www.newtraditionsdulcimers.com/index.html

 

Psalteries by Dave- Dave Lucas  

http://www.davespsaltery.com/

 

Jon Williams Psalteries
(386) 853-0944

Westman Instruments - Tish & Greg Westman
http://www.westmaninstruments.com

Ringing Strings - Rick Long
http://ringingstrings.com

Michael J King Instrumetns - Diatonic Psalteries
http://www.michaeljking.com/psalterymaking.htm

Inspired Instruments – Carol and Joe Esch
http://www.windridgefarm.us/bowedpsaltery.htm

James Jones Instruments
http://www.jamesjonesinstruments.com/bowedpsaltery/bowedpsaltery.html

Omega Strings – Richard Spencer
http://www.omegastrings.com/

Master Works Bowed Psalteries - Russell Cook
http://masterworksok.com/

Members that teach Bowed Psaltery

Paul G.Sykes - MS  

Located in Hattiesburg
Contact Paul at
 pgsykes1@hotmail.com

or call him at

601-583-4115

 

Gregg Schneeman - California
Contact Gregg here on Psaltery Strings
greggschneeman@psalterystrings.com

 

Peter Tommerup - California
San Francisco Bay Area
Bowed Psaltery and other Instruments
408-867-4324
ptommerup@juno.com

 

Celeste Howard Ray
Bowed Psaltery lessons via Skype
347-796-4484
Skype name celesteray88

 

Maureen Barnes - Illinois
Bowed Psaltery lessons in Bloomington, IL
309-828-7957
dulcimergal98@yahoo.com
http://www.dulcimerdreams.com/

 

Dona Benkert -
Illinois

Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Phone: 773.728.6000
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247
http://www.folk-lorecenter.com/

Tish Westman - West Virginia
Lessons at Tamarack, Beckley, WV. Wednesday workshops also available for individual classes and to teach at festivals.
Sunday "Jam" 3:30 to 6:00. All instruments welcome, play mostly Old Time, Celtic & Gospel Music, not opposed to trying any tune called, once did a rap on Bowed Psalteries.
1-304-575-0998
tishwestman@yahoo.com
www.westmaninstruments.com

Rick Long - Tennessee
Lessons at Rick's home/workshop in Clinton, 30 mins N of Knoxville
(865) 660-4026
http://www.ringingstrings.com/lessons.html

Karla Armstrong - Pennsylvania
Karla plays a variety of instruments and does workshops as well. Please visit her web site for additional information or contact her via the web site or the information below.
(717) 632-8099
karlaarms@upontheharp.com
http://upontheharp.com

Carol Esch - Kentucky
Lessons in Carol's home/workshop south of Lexington.
606-676-0128
esch@qx.net
http://www.windridgefarm.us/bowedpsaltery.htm

Honey Smith Walls - Florida
e-mail Honey for more info honey@offthewalls.us
Melbourne, FL
http://www.offthewalls.us/Psaltery.htm

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Please sign up on the bowed psaltery players list

Tish's list is a valuable resource when searching for other players. http://www.westmaninstruments.com/Bowed_Psaltery_List.html

If you are already on Tish's list, why don't you stop in and update your info? While your there take a look to see if there are new players in your area. Who knows, you might get together and make a recording.

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