Andre Landrum
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RIck Long on Bowed Psaltery - Cove Lake State Park

"Great song but WOW so much feedback on the amp.   You need a Behringer amp with the circuit that kills feedback. I do love your style of playing. Keep up the technique and teach us all how to do that."
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"Wow. Beautiful. Can't answer your question about what size. This makes me sleepy, so peaceful "
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Bonnie Blue Crouse left a comment for Andre Landrum
"I found lots of YouTube videos but one of the very best things I can recommend is to check out the www.WestmanInstruments.com website. Greg & Tish Westman are woodworkers who make wonderful bowed psalteries (including mine). They invented a…"
Sep 12, 2015
Tom Cox left a comment for Andre Landrum
"Welcome to Psaltery Strings Andre."
Sep 9, 2015
Bonnie Blue Crouse left a comment for Andre Landrum
"Welcome!"
Sep 8, 2015
Bubba Jordan left a comment for Andre Landrum
"Hello Andre and welcome to Psaltery Strings.we're glad to have U here!!"
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"Welcome to Psaltery Strings Andre!"
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Profile Information

Do you own a bowed psaltery?
Yes
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
Crafts Fair in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Who built your bowed psaltery?
I am a beginner. I bought one on ebay a couple of years ago but have been so busy with my rent house business and refurbishing houses that I have forgotten who built it. It is a name brand instrument though and came with nice gig bag case.
How long have you played the bowed psaltery?
Beginner. Have just acquired beginner's book while on a trip and will start when I get home.
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
No. I wish.
Do you build bowed psalteries for sale?
No
Do you teach the bowed psaltery?
No
How did you find out about our Psaltery Strings network?
Link from some other site

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At 5:33pm on September 12, 2015, Bonnie Blue Crouse said…

I found lots of YouTube videos but one of the very best things I can recommend is to check out the www.WestmanInstruments.com website. Greg & Tish Westman are woodworkers who make wonderful bowed psalteries (including mine). They invented a trademarked "Noted Notes" system of sheet music specifically to make sight reading possible for us newbies. Their website offers free music for beginners and more-than-beginners. They also sponsor a free 4-day Bowed Psaltery Symphony workshop every spring in which you get total immersion with other BP geeks at all levels from truly rank beginners to much more accomplished players, all together for a few days of workshops, training and rehearsal/practice, at the end of which they manage to have us all whipped into shape to do a Sunday afternoon performance for the public. Prepare to be amazed at the amount of help and encouragement you'll receive. The atmosphere is one of joy as well as sincerely working to improve on your own level of accomplishment, whatever it is. If you can possibly get away for a few days...

The workshop is free. You'll just need to cover your own meals and a place to stay. Honestly, the warmth and affection the players develop for each other is amazing, and it turns into many new friendships. It is a wonderful experience and free except for food and a place to stay. It is held at Tamarack, the craft gallery in Beckley, WV, where their studio is, and the food court there is quite affordable with intern chefs on loan from The Greenbrier, a W.V. vintage mineral spa that has been turned into a world class hotel and resort. We couldn't afford to eat at the Greenbrier, much less stay overnight, but we get the same food at the Tamarack food court because it's prepared on site by the Greenbrier chefs (they get to do stints at Tamarack and some other restaurants as part of trying to work their way up to the next level of culinary certification). You can tell I like the food...

Anyway, do check out Westman Instruments website and follow their suggestions for music and videos. They themselves are great teachers and the songs on the free sheet music that they share  are selected for bowed psaltery players who need to take it easy starting out. The Westmans sell music books, too, but there's a lot of free music that they post. Tish is an authentic virtuoso player and any tips from her (especially about bow work which for a lot of us is the challenge) will take you to a next level. So that, combined with what else you find on the internet, would be a great starting place. Have a look at their website and follow any links that they recommend.

This is wordy, I know, but I hope it helps. Wishing you all the best, Bonnie Blue

At 4:22am on September 9, 2015, Tom Cox said…

Welcome to Psaltery Strings Andre.

At 10:07pm on September 8, 2015, Bonnie Blue Crouse said…

Welcome!

At 9:13pm on September 8, 2015, Bubba Jordan said…
Hello Andre and welcome to Psaltery Strings.we're glad to have U here!!
At 8:00pm on September 8, 2015, Donna Malus said…

Welcome to Psaltery Strings Andre!

 
 
 

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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/

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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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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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