Cynthia Phillips
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  • Laurel Park, NC
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Tuning Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frances Bercher Apr 9. 3 Replies

My sister and I both purchased bowed psalteries during her visit from Alaska to NC.  We started learning together, and both bought Snark tuners. Upon her return to Alaska, our plan was to FaceTime…Continue

 

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Cynthia Phillips posted a status
"Will “Music of the Month” start back up before long?"
Apr 14
Frances Bercher replied to Cynthia Phillips's discussion Tuning Question
"Thanks for the advice. The G string is 3 1/4" from the bridge, F# is 4". Solved the problem by attaching the Snark tuner to the rail pin. Thanks again. "
Apr 9
Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey replied to Cynthia Phillips's discussion Tuning Question
" My questions are: how short are these high strings that won't tune? If they are shorter than an inch and a quarter, and or shorter than the string is long on the other side of the bridge/nut to the tuner pin? That will affect their…"
Apr 8
Frances Bercher replied to Cynthia Phillips's discussion Tuning Question
"I'm anxious to see the answers to this. I have a Snark and a Korg and the short strings will not register on either. "
Apr 6
Cynthia Phillips posted a discussion

Tuning Question

My sister and I both purchased bowed psalteries during her visit from Alaska to NC.  We started learning together, and both bought Snark tuners. Upon her return to Alaska, our plan was to FaceTime weekly and play together.  When attempting to do this, our notes were not at the same pitch, despite our Snarks telling us both that we were in tune.  She purchased an app to check her psaltery and it was in tune.  I checked mime with a Korg tuner as well as online tuner.  Both indicated mine was…See More
Apr 6
Cynthia Phillips posted a status
"Does an alto psaltery exist or is the alto range the lower octave of a 2-1/2 octave psaltery?"
Apr 5
Cynthia Phillips left a comment for Cynthia Phillips
"Thanks so much!  I am excited to be here, and am looking forward to meeting others who love the psaltery as I do."
Apr 2
Cynthia Phillips posted a status
"Thank you for adding me to your group. Are there any folks who play and get together regularly in the Hendersonville, NC area?"
Apr 2
Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey left a comment for Cynthia Phillips
" Welcome to Psaltery Strings Cynthia!"
Apr 2
Cynthia Phillips posted a status
"I am working on The Irish Jig Medley. I’ve worked through the first three sections, with three more sections to go. Fun, fun, fun!"
Apr 2
Cynthia Phillips is now a member of Psaltery Strings
Apr 2

Profile Information

Do you own a bowed psaltery?
Yes
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
Visit to Song of the Wood
Who built your bowed psaltery?
Jerry Read Smith
How long have you played the bowed psaltery?
2 weeks
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
Not yet
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?
Wikipedia

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At 1:53pm on April 2, 2019, Cynthia Phillips said…

Thanks so much!  I am excited to be here, and am looking forward to meeting others who love the psaltery as I do.

At 12:57pm on April 2, 2019, Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey said…

 Welcome to Psaltery Strings Cynthia!

 
 
 

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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/

 

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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
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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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