Cindi Zechman
  • Female
  • Bethel, PA
  • United States
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Name that Tune

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Main Feb 20, 2013. 7 Replies

The bad thing about playing (mostly) by ear is that when a song pops into your head and you don't remember the title, you're kinda stuck when you want to actually check the right way to play…Continue

Does humidity (or lack thereof) affect musical instruments ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Smith Feb 7, 2013. 16 Replies

I seem to be having more difficulty keeping my psaltery and dulcimers in tune now that winter is here and the woodstove fired up.  We keep a big pan of water on top and need to refill it daily but I…Continue

Epic Fail

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindi Zechman Jan 31, 2013. 22 Replies

Trying to double bow without a proper holder, that is.  This time, instead of propping my psaltery on my lap & knees I got the bright idea to bring down my old artist easel from the attic and…Continue

 

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Profile Information

Do you own a bowed psaltery?
a Cabin Creek Alto (clearance model) and a Rick Long D tenor
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
a friend from S.C. has one
Who built your bowed psaltery?
Walter Messick built the Cabin Creek
Rick Long built the D tenor
How long have you played the bowed psaltery?
started in fall of 2012
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
no
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?
Strrumelia sent me

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At 2:13pm on October 30, 2012, Janet Thompson said…

Hi there.  hope you survived Sandy well and safe.  

At 9:19am on October 9, 2012, Bonnie Blue Crouse said…

Welcome!

At 7:33pm on October 8, 2012, Donna Malus said…

Welcome to Psaltery Strings Cindi!

I hope you enjoy the site and find any information you might like about the bowed psaltery. If not, just ask and we'll do our best to get you what info you need.

Playing bowed psaltery has opened up a new and wonderful world for me and I enjoy it no end. I hope you decide to give one a try!

Donna

 
 
 

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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

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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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