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"I think that bowed psaltery is an instrument you love or "dislike intensely"  . At l…"

Donna Malus replied Oct 4, 2016 to Your learning to play WHAT!

9 Oct 4, 2016
Reply by Janet Pohl

"Did your psaltery come with the notes marked or a sheet of paper you can put on it t…"

Donna Malus replied Aug 23, 2015 to suggested books

5 Mar 12, 2016
Reply by Brenda Ruth Fisher

"I think the bowed psaltery may be excellent physical and emotional therapy! Music is…"

Donna Malus replied Aug 23, 2015 to BP good therapy

4 Aug 23, 2015
Reply by Bubba Jordan

"I am not aware of anyone who is providing instructions or diagrams of their bowed ps…"

Donna Malus replied Aug 23, 2015 to Need a Stand for a Baritone Psaltery

10 Sep 9, 2015
Reply by Joyce Hibbard

"phew, I'm not comfortable with modal music....I still get confused! "

Donna Malus replied Feb 21, 2015 to Music for the 6th Bowed Psaltery Symphony

6 Mar 5, 2015
Reply by Tish Westman

"Someone asked if The Great Silkie was in the key of G and the f notes should be flat…"

Donna Malus replied Feb 17, 2015 to Music for the 6th Bowed Psaltery Symphony

6 Mar 5, 2015
Reply by Tish Westman

"Good to see you too Tim! I've been crazy busy with work and family but will continue…"

Donna Malus replied Jul 6, 2014 to Good news about Archie Smith

2 Jul 6, 2014
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"Hi Bob, I think the majority of folks still single bow and just for fun. Sometimes f…"

Donna Malus replied Jul 6, 2014 to wind of change

5 Jul 6, 2014
Reply by Donna Malus

"well, I sucked up the cost and haven't regretted it since!"

Donna Malus replied Jul 6, 2014 to Sheet Music for October 2013 - Clergy's Lamentation

10 Dec 8, 2016
Reply by Betsy Kopyc

"Hi Darby, I use Finale....I had to get the "pricey" version in order to put the note…"

Donna Malus replied Jul 1, 2014 to Sheet Music for October 2013 - Clergy's Lamentation

10 Dec 8, 2016
Reply by Betsy Kopyc

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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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Clergy's Lamentation

 

 

 

What is Psaltery Strings worth to you?
A dollar a month?
Your help to offset the cost of keeping our Community alive is appreciated.

Thank you.

    

Groups

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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