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For Sale or Trade: Left-handed Bowed Psaltery

Started this discussion. Last reply by S. Oravec Apr 10, 2015. 3 Replies

SOLD, and on its way to a loving home.Continue

Tags: Cabin, Creek, Messick, Walter, psaltery

Left-handed Psaltery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brongaar Mar 24, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi everyone! I was given a left-handed psaltery because I am left-handed, but I have learned to knit and play other instruments right-handed, and I would really like to do the same with the…Continue

Tags: instruments, player, new, left-handed

 

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Celeste Howard left a comment for S. Oravec
"Hi Sandy, Oh, I'm so sorry!  There's so much to do and I have been negligent with this sweet little site, and therefore, only getting your request now!  Are you still looking for lessons on BP?  Cheers!  Celeste"
Aug 10, 2016
Bonnie Blue Crouse replied to S. Oravec's discussion Online Instruction in the group Psaltery Pstudents
"www.westmaninstruments.comGo to the website, then look for Bowed Psaltery Symphony. It's a fantastic experience, very friendly. Some extraordinary players. Great people who are very patient with newbies and people like me who have been playing…"
Jan 25, 2016
S. Oravec replied to S. Oravec's discussion Online Instruction in the group Psaltery Pstudents
"Thanks, Bonnie! Do you have a link or anything?"
Jan 24, 2016
Bonnie Blue Crouse replied to S. Oravec's discussion Online Instruction in the group Psaltery Pstudents
"I don't know what part of the country you're in but one of the greatest teachers of bowed psaltery is putting on a free 4-day workshop in April. It's in Beckley, West Virginia. It's open to players of all skill levels. Very…"
Jan 24, 2016
S. Oravec replied to S. Oravec's discussion Online Instruction in the group Psaltery Pstudents
"Thanks, Theresa!"
Jan 24, 2016
S. Oravec replied to S. Oravec's discussion Online Instruction in the group Psaltery Pstudents
"Thanks, Bonnie! I have been checking YouTube -- any you found particularly useful?"
Jan 24, 2016
Bonnie Blue Crouse replied to S. Oravec's discussion Online Instruction in the group Psaltery Pstudents
"I picked up a great deal watching U-Tube segments of people playing and talking about their preferred ways of holding the bow, etc."
Jan 24, 2016
Theresa Emmons replied to S. Oravec's discussion Online Instruction in the group Psaltery Pstudents
"I think her name is Celeste I'm sorry can't think of her last name Ray maybe ,I think she's listed on this site under members who teach"
Jan 24, 2016
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Jan 24, 2016
S. Oravec replied to S. Oravec's discussion For Sale or Trade: Left-handed Bowed Psaltery
"Hi Yvonna, I just sent you a friend request and message. Thanks for your interest!"
Apr 10, 2015
Yvonna Arnold replied to S. Oravec's discussion For Sale or Trade: Left-handed Bowed Psaltery
"I am interested to buy your instrument. Don't know how to contact you to pay and ship."
Apr 10, 2015
Yvonna Arnold replied to S. Oravec's discussion For Sale or Trade: Left-handed Bowed Psaltery
"Please contact me about your psaltry 4 sale.     living well.acres@yahoo.com"
Apr 10, 2015
S. Oravec posted a discussion

For Sale or Trade: Left-handed Bowed Psaltery

SOLD, and on its way to a loving home.See More
Apr 1, 2015
Brongaar replied to S. Oravec's discussion Left-handed Psaltery
"I play "Mutant Lefty" on Psaltry too, right handed insrument left handed... I just have to go down on the bow for the 'Dark side'"
Mar 24, 2013
Celine Read replied to S. Oravec's discussion Left-handed Psaltery
"The best thing to do would be to discuss the situation with your teacher.    The BP is simple enough that it is easy to experiment with different things.  For instance, my husband and I are now playing our right-handed psaltery…"
Mar 19, 2013

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At 4:57pm on August 10, 2016, Celeste Howard said…

Hi Sandy,

Oh, I'm so sorry!  There's so much to do and I have been negligent with this sweet little site, and therefore, only getting your request now!  Are you still looking for lessons on BP?  Cheers!  Celeste

At 4:20pm on March 17, 2013, Bonnie Blue Crouse said…

Welcome!

At 3:58pm on March 17, 2013, Donna Malus said…

Welcome to Psaltery Strings!

I hope you enjoy your new bowed psaltery and the site. Visit often and don't be timid about asking questions. 

Donna

 
 
 

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Paul G.Sykes - MS  

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408-867-4324
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347-796-4484
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Maureen Barnes - Illinois
Bowed Psaltery lessons in Bloomington, IL
309-828-7957
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Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
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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
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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
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Carol Esch - Kentucky
Lessons in Carol's home/workshop south of Lexington.
606-676-0128
esch@qx.net
http://www.windridgefarm.us/bowedpsaltery.htm

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