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Just purchased my first psaltery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon Whittington Mar 8, 2016. 9 Replies

Just bought my first psaltery from the Early Music Shop in Saltaire in the UK. They were an absolute pleasure to deal with and my instrument should arrive next Monday or Tuesday.I've got a book of…Continue

 

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Gordon Whittington replied to David Foley's discussion Just purchased my first psaltery
"Hope it's gone well so far."
Mar 8, 2016
SUE C WHEELER replied to David Foley's discussion Just purchased my first psaltery
"Good for you!  As my music-therapist daughter says, "Music is its own reward." Isn't it fun?"
Mar 6, 2016
David Foley replied to David Foley's discussion Just purchased my first psaltery
"Just a brief update - instrument is now fully tuned (and holding its tuning) and I am 75% of the way to being able to play "Tennessee Waltz". Really enjoying this instrument. Best Wishes, David"
Mar 6, 2016
David Foley replied to David Foley's discussion Just purchased my first psaltery
"Hi Sue - thanks for the words of encouragement. I also have a Korg tuner, and am slowly getting to grips with tuning the instrument accurately - the instrument is such fun to play that the time spent now will pay dividends I'm sure. Best…"
Feb 21, 2016
SUE C WHEELER replied to David Foley's discussion Just purchased my first psaltery
"Well, you know, there are always a few bumps when a new baby comes home!! I spent a lot of daily time tuning my baritone when it was brand new.   It settles in after a while.  I use both a Snark electronic tuner, and a Korg. One time I…"
Feb 21, 2016
David Foley replied to David Foley's discussion Just purchased my first psaltery
"Yes - arrived safely. Been an interesting few days, trying to make sure I've got the bow resined correctly and then the instrument tuned accurately - broken one string already. \Going to replace that later today. Struggling through…"
Feb 21, 2016
SUE C WHEELER replied to David Foley's discussion Just purchased my first psaltery
"So, Did it come? Did it come? Maybe you're with your Bowed Psaltery instead of online with us psaltery lovers! But tell us about it!"
Feb 19, 2016
David Foley replied to David Foley's discussion Just purchased my first psaltery
"Just got shipping notification - arriving tomorrow. Best Wishes, David"
Feb 15, 2016
Bubba Jordan replied to David Foley's discussion Just purchased my first psaltery
"Congrats Dave!! Now oooohh the wait.lol"
Feb 11, 2016
David Foley posted a discussion

Just purchased my first psaltery

Just bought my first psaltery from the Early Music Shop in Saltaire in the UK. They were an absolute pleasure to deal with and my instrument should arrive next Monday or Tuesday.I've got a book of basic introductory music and am quite excited now to see how far I can get with my extremely limited skills.I'll keep you posted!Best Wishes,DavidSee More
Feb 11, 2016
Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey left a comment for David Foley
"Welcome to Psaltery Strings David, we're happy to answer any Bowed Psaltery related questions."
Jan 21, 2016
Donna Malus left a comment for David Foley
"Welcome to Psaltery Strings David!"
Jan 21, 2016
David Foley is now a member of Psaltery Strings
Jan 21, 2016

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At 9:13am on January 21, 2016, Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey said…

Welcome to Psaltery Strings David, we're happy to answer any Bowed Psaltery related questions.

At 8:18am on January 21, 2016, Donna Malus said…

Welcome to Psaltery Strings David!

 
 
 

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http://www.springcreekpsalteries.com/

330-323-0618

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765-468-7387

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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
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Master Works Bowed Psalteries - Russell Cook
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Paul G.Sykes - MS  

Located in Hattiesburg
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601-583-4115

 

Gregg Schneeman - California
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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 -
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Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Phone: 773.728.6000
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247
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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
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Melbourne, FL
http://www.offthewalls.us/Psaltery.htm

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