Started this discussion. Last reply by Serenity Mar 28, 2015. 2 Replies 2 Likes
Here is a recording of Revelation Song performed this morning in church. I was playing behind the singers, so the bowed psaltery is a little on the soft side but you can mostly hear it. There were 2…Continue
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Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:57pm 3 Comments 2 Likes
Well this year is going fast! But I've been finding some time here and there to practice BP. I play mountain dulcimer with friends as a sort of ad hoc string band on a weekly basis. A few weeks ago I took the BP in to show it off. It was universally liked as a "cool" interesting instrument with an interesting sound. The double bass player naturally laughed his head off at my tiny little bow.
So the BP has been enlisted to accompany a contemporary christian hymn called Revelation Song.…Continue
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 8:40am 2 Comments 1 Like
The new (to me) psaltery arrived yesterday so I had the pleasure of opening up the box and finally seeing it in the flesh (err... wood?) I was immediately struck by how beautiful it is, finely made. The low resolution photos on the Goodwill auction site do not do it justice. The soundhole design is more delicate than I expected. I could see a label inside but it was difficult to read through the soundhole's fretwork. The label appeared to be printed in a cursive font - I could make out…Continue
Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:10pm 3 Comments 0 Likes
I have a psaltery on its way. It should arrive this Wednesday. I've bought it online, second-hand via Goodwill auction. A gamble, but I think it will be fine. Fingers crossed!
I've never played a bowed instrument so I know the bowing technique will not be easy but I'm patient. I do read music and understand how you're meant to play the psaltery - what the strings mean. This is a 2-octave, and I think it's right handed. Now I'm a left handed person - but play other…Continue
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Greetings from California Ruth, welcome to Psaltery Strings, a lot of us play dulcimer too.
Welcome to Psaltery Strings Ruth!