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Recording psalteries

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Butler May 16, 2011. 13 Replies

I recorded my CD "Mazja" in a semi-pro studio back in the mid-1990s. While some people now will use computer-based home equipment,  at that time the just the mic that I used (the engineer supplied a…Continue

Tags: effects, electronics, mics, mic, recording

International/historical names for the BP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna Malus Dec 1, 2010. 3 Replies

There are, of course, several names for our instrument, depending onwhat language you speak. Should you happen to find yourself traveling,corresponding, or as some of us have done extensively…Continue

Spam trap?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Smith Oct 10, 2010. 8 Replies

I got this in my personal mailbox (not psalterystrings)Reads like spam, has a bogus return address, and there was no such message posted to my psalterystrings page. Just sayin'...    From:      …Continue

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BP in Music Therapy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philippa Anne Reed Feb 22, 2011. 15 Replies

The threads on bp in education and, especially, on bp for young children, both border this topic. I've just scratched the surface looking into it, and thought I might wait until I had more to offer…Continue

Tags: Steiner, education, healing, therapy


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Do you own a bowed psaltery?
Who built your bowed psaltery?
Omega, Unicorn
California boy, living just outside of Tokyo, where there are Japanese players and builders of bowed psalteries.
I'm a performer by trade, doing a solo show that draws on folk art traditions, featuring collaborations between instruments and puppets. The psaltery puppet is my main thing.
I'll post some stuff here, but most of the pics, vids, psaltery album info, and other details are HERE

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At 8:50pm on March 25, 2011, Tish Westman said…

Hi Greg,  I sure and praying for you and the peoples of Japan.  I hope you are safe and playing your beautiful music to help keep people in a good place........

Stay safe and healthy,

At 12:16am on March 24, 2011, Donna Malus said…

Hey Grego, I'm getting close to setting something up with reverbnation. It won't be perfect and may require mmembers to send their music to me to post, but it sure beats paying another $200 per year to get the Ning music player.


At 6:42pm on February 24, 2011, Donna Malus said…

Hi Greg!  We lost the ability to use a music player add on when they went to pay sites. I'm going to put something up where we can at least accumulate mp3 files (or other types) so that we can share recordings. There are some recording files uploaded here and there, but I'll formalize something.

Hope all is well with you!  I've been particularly busy getting reading for the symphony in April. So far 34 people are signed up to participate.

At 8:31am on August 22, 2010, Donna Malus said…
Oooo, I just love how that happens, one link leads to another and finally a discovery!! That's what makes the internet so incredible and opens the world to the "discerning" user : )
At 11:56pm on August 21, 2010, Donna Malus said…
Wow Greg, how did you catch that??? It is very neat to see that Waynie on stage with Sting! Unfortunately they have disabled the embed code, I run into that occasionaly, some people are funny that way. I'm about to head for bed, but tomorrow I'll see if I can post the link at least. I also want to watch it again and some of the others, nice music too.
Hope all is well with you Greg!
At 9:04am on March 1, 2010, Richard Spencer said…
Hi Greg,
I'm a lot older (63) but I feel great. My wife and I are now retired so I have a lot more time to spend in my shop. I tried to "ramp up" Omega Strings by rewriting the website, advertising, etc. but as soon as I starting "trying" to get more business I got less than when I wasn't trying. I don't know, maybe it's the economy. Anyway, I still build them we will just have to wait and see.
Richard Spencer
At 10:20pm on February 21, 2010, Donna Malus said…
Hi Greg
I have to look at that, the same thing happened with Dave, I thought all the music would end up in the same place. If I can't figure it out, I'll have to write to the ning help(less) desk....
hope all is well with you and Mazja : ) she's such a pretty lady (I hope she's a she)
At 8:16pm on February 15, 2010, Donna Malus said…
BTW, Juanita is just BEGGING to be on a t-shirt : )
At 8:15pm on February 15, 2010, Donna Malus said…
I'm so glad you like it Greg, Mazja is beautiful, I love watching that video of her playing (I know she's real and you are the puppet : )
No, not in graphics, just a computer nut, with an artistic side but unable to draw a straight line. What a fantastic compliment that was.
I'm very excited right now. Tish Westman has set a date for the First Annual Psaltery Orchestra Weekend. It will be in April. Any chance you'll be visiting the states ? : P
I already started the "logo" for the event and I'll post it soon. What time is it in Japan right now?
At 5:50pm on February 15, 2010, Donna Malus said…
Hi Grego!
I did a graphic using the lovely Mazja, I hope you won't object. I have the image on t=shirts etc on Cafe Press, here's a link. Please, if you have any objections, let me know and I'll remove her!

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