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Music for the 6th Bowed Psaltery Symphony

Here are the basic melodies for three songs for the symphony, I have audio files for Barbara Allen and The Great Silkie too.  I hope to get…

Started by Donna Malus

6 Mar 5, 2015
Reply by Tish Westman

Would a Video Tripod work??!!...

I am considering purchasing a mount for my Psaltery so that it can be attached to a tripod, acting as a stand. (This might "date" me!!, but…

Started by Brian M Nusser

8 Feb 23, 2015
Reply by Charlie Marshall

The 2014 East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering

Hi All,  I'm just back from my vacation during which I participated in the 2014 ETBPG.....the event was wonderful. Every year it gets bette…

Started by Donna Malus

5 Feb 13, 2015
Reply by Serenity

Double Bowing Technique

Hi, My second bow arrived in the mail today and I can do some basic harmonies with the two bows now. However, I'm very interested in using…

Started by Linda Hamilton

8 Jan 6, 2015
Reply by Linda Hamilton

instruction books and DVDs

Hi folks!  Finally have my new BP (2 1/2 octave from Song of the Wood) - stopped at their shop on our way down to FL for the winter.  Howev…

Started by Gail Wallace

3 Nov 21, 2014
Reply by K.Keller

A BOWED PSALTERY/DULCIMER CLUB STARTING UP IN ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA

   A fairly large turnout at Harvest of Dulcimers encourages me to suggest starting an at least once a month Dulcimer/Bowed Psaltery get to…

Started by Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey

4 Nov 3, 2014
Reply by Peter Tommerup

Spam from this site.

All, I have just received an email from a "member" of this group. It read like this: Stephanie Assa added a comment to your profile on Psal…

Started by Denis Jackson

6 Oct 28, 2014
Reply by Madelyn

pete shuttler and the yetties

It is with sadness I must report the passing on the 21st sep of pete shuttler of the yetties. The english dorset folk group. Pete was a mas…

Started by bob pryor

0 Oct 11, 2014

Beginner Bowing

 When starting a tune or a new phrase in a tune its better to start with a PULL. "Twinkle Twinkle little star" works out as:  PULL PUSH, PU…

Started by Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey

2 Aug 20, 2014
Reply by Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey

Need to buy a psaltery

My Granddaughter has expressed a desire for a bowed psaltry. Any one have one they would like to sell?

Started by Darby Hartman

1 Jul 21, 2014
Reply by Charlie Marshall

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Amplified Psaltery with Cello Strings built by Rick Long

This video is a personal favorite because it shows a unique type of bowed psaltery with a gorgeous sound. When I heard it I broke out in goose bumps!

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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

Visit Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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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