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Sheet Music for March 2013 - Tennessee Waltz

The sheet music for March 2013 is "Tennessee Waltz"  Bear in mind that it is not Public Domain (hard to believe) so this is for education a…

Started by Donna Malus

0 Mar 24, 2013

Sheet Music for May 2012 - Minuet in G

May's song is "Minutet in G" but many of you will remember the song from the 60's as "Lover's Concerto". I liked it then and I like it now!…

Started by Donna Malus

2 Mar 24, 2013
Reply by Brongaar

Sheet Music for February 2013 - Rush in the Pepper

February's song is "Rush in the Pepper". It will help you practice your scales which is always a good thing. I don't doubt that it could be…

Started by Donna Malus

11 Feb 28, 2013
Reply by Celeste Howard

Rick Long and Friends!

Rick Long has some wonderful MP3 recordings I'd like to share. He also has a bit of advice that I think is important for all of us.  Let me…

Started by Donna Malus

6 Jan 11, 2013
Reply by Jeremy Main

Rick Long and Friends continued

Here are the other three!

Started by Donna Malus

0 Jan 6, 2013

Ode to Joy with harmony

Here's a recording of my teacher, Dona Benkert and I playing Ode to Joy (see the Sheet Music of the Month) Dona played the melody and I pla…

Started by Donna Malus

1 Dec 20, 2012
Reply by julie stiles

Sheet Music for October 2012 - Christmas Eve is Here

To help us all get into the Christmas spirit I'll be posting Christmas tunes for the next few months. Thanks to Tish and Greg Westman for t…

Started by Donna Malus

2 Oct 18, 2012
Reply by Donna Malus

Sheet Music for September 2012 - Pretty Saro

I love this little tune. If any of you had the pleasure of seeing the movie "The Songcatcher" you'll recognize it (I hope) as the song sung…

Started by Donna Malus

12 Sep 21, 2012
Reply by Donna Malus

Sheet Music for July 2012 - America the Beautiful

To stay with the 4th of July mood I thought I'd pick a patriotic song this month. I can't say I hear many of our best known patriotic tunes…

Started by Donna Malus

2 Jul 24, 2012
Reply by Donna Malus

Sheeet Music for April 2012 - Kalenda Maya

Thanks to Jeremy Main for sending me this lovely song with this comment, It's one of the mediaeval warhorses, but is pretty easy to play, a…

Started by Donna Malus

2 May 9, 2012
Reply by Jeremy Main


Featured Video

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!

Featured Song

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featured sheet music!

Clergy's Lamentation




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Your help to offset the cost of keeping our Community alive is appreciated.

Thank you.



Members who build bowed psalteries for sale

Spring Creek Psalteries - Sharon & Terry Kirby


From the Wood - Wayne Gaydos


to see his work visit

Waynie Psaltery - Wayne Simms


Prairie Psaltery - Richard Celata


Loon Song Psalteries-Charlie Marshall


New Tradition Dulcimers- Dan Daniels


Psalteries by Dave- Dave Lucas


Jon Williams Psalteries
(386) 853-0944

Westman Instruments - Tish & Greg Westman

Ringing Strings - Rick Long

Michael J King Instrumetns - Diatonic Psalteries

Inspired Instruments – Carol and Joe Esch

James Jones Instruments

Omega Strings – Richard Spencer

Master Works Bowed Psalteries - Russell Cook

Members that teach Bowed Psaltery

Paul G.Sykes - MS  

Located in Hattiesburg
Contact Paul at

or call him at



Gregg Schneeman - California
Contact Gregg here on Psaltery Strings


Peter Tommerup - California
San Francisco Bay Area
Bowed Psaltery and other Instruments


Celeste Howard Ray
Bowed Psaltery lessons via Skype
Skype name celesteray88


Maureen Barnes - Illinois
Bowed Psaltery lessons in Bloomington, IL


Dona Benkert -

Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Phone: 773.728.6000
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247

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.

Rick Long - Tennessee
Lessons at Rick's home/workshop in Clinton, 30 mins N of Knoxville
(865) 660-4026

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

Carol Esch - Kentucky
Lessons in Carol's home/workshop south of Lexington.

Honey Smith Walls - Florida
e-mail Honey for more info
Melbourne, FL

Visit Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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Tish's list is a valuable resource when searching for other players.

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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