When I was still building BP's. I did some experimenting during that time. I found that the hole placement did not seem to change the sound of the instrument. I started off with the hole on the front side. Tried…"
"Very pretty psalteries Dutch! I know wood has gotten expensive over the years but maybe you'll get the urge to start building again. I don't think there will ever be too many bowed psalteries out there : ) Love the "D" on the…"
I built 29 string instrument, for the F# at the time was never use and the B,C at the bottom was hard to keep tuned and again, not used. I also included a 1/16th fiddle bow for a stronger and longer sound. The frames were walnut and the top and back…
Dona Benkert -
Illinois Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
& 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.westmaninstruments.com
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 email@example.com http://upontheharp.com
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.