The Psimple Psaltery Instruction Book and CD
by Melodye Whatley and Ingrid Skinner
A Psimple Psaltery: Building a Bowed Psaltery, From Start to Finish
by Eric meier
The Bowed Psaltery Handbook
by Kendra Ward and Bob Bence
Bowed Psaltery: An Instructional Guide DVD
by Greg E. Schneeman
TK O'Brien's Guide to Playing the Bowed Psaltery
It's Easy to Play the Bowed Psaltery
by Jan and John Hagerman
Beginning Bowed Psaltery
by Donna Missigman
Our member Ann Tucker is working on a self instruction booklet for beginning bowed psaltery! I'm looking forward to the finished product!
Donna, thanks for mentioning my book.
I've picked up so many helpful ideas about how to play the BP while being around other players.
Like the rosin… I just used it because it seemed you were supposed to. And I cleaned the rosin off the strings when I finished playing. I thought a build up on the strings was bad. I found out you want to leave some on the strings otherwise the bow slips and won't make as much of a note sound.
I wanted to create a book that puts all those helpful little tips into an easy to follow format for someone teaching themselves to play. Regular beginner books don't talk about this type of stuff.
I think that so many people who pick up the BP are teaching themselves to play in isolation. And I’d like to make it easier for those who don’t have a musical background to be able to enjoy playing.
For a sneak peek at my writing style and type of info in the book, I've created a free article on how to tune the BP.
Our newest member Melodye Whatley has co-authored a bowed psaltery book and CD which is available for sale at Music Makers, the link is below. Melodye plays with a group of 15! I'm hoping more of them will join us here at Psaltery Strings!
Psimple Psaltery Instruction Book/CD
I've updated the dead end links that I found! Sorry about that.