Jackie Hostetler
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  • Saluda, VA
  • United States
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At 10:08am on February 5, 2010, Tish Westman said…
You shouldn't have to work too hard on this one. It is really a simple melody but really pretty.
At 8:58pm on February 4, 2010, Tish Westman said…
Jackie, We just posted a really pretty waltz for the 9n on our website in Song of the Month. If you have anyone to play the chords behind it that is what makes it really pretty. Someone on Dulcimer with a one and a half fret could play all the chords. Hope you like it. "The Lost Canadian"
At 1:04pm on January 26, 2010, Tish Westman said…
This song will not work on the 9n and with the accidentals it won't transpose to fit either. You should think about getting a larger one anyway. Sounds like you are more than ready. Remember we trade up or there are several, exceptional Psalteries at this site.
At 11:33am on January 26, 2010, Tish Westman said…
Your little 9n looks so cute next to those beautiful dulcimers.
At 10:29am on January 17, 2010, Jackie Hostetler said…
Those little ones are our twin Grandbabies Noah and Chloe I hope one day they will play I could never get my 2 girls to play anything(and Ive tried):)
At 9:42am on January 17, 2010, Donna Malus said…
Who is the little future psaltery player? : )
At 9:41am on January 17, 2010, Donna Malus said…
Welcome Jackie! This site is a labor of love. I'm hoping it will be another way to help the bowed psaltery community grow.
At 6:34pm on January 16, 2010, Jackie Hostetler said…
Im working on Wayferrin stranger and Nearer my God To Thee I have the 2nd one pretty well down the first one I have to practice a bit more
At 4:59pm on January 16, 2010, Jackie Hostetler said…
I have enjoyed watching youre videos with youre psaltery I think its amazing useing the 2 bows I watch ho you bow youre technique{spelled wrong}you can learn lots by just watchin.

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