Tish Westman
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2011 Second Annual Bowed Psaltery Symphony

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna Malus Apr 13, 2011. 16 Replies

Workshops...April 7,8,9, Performance April 10, 2011We are all set, I think.....  We have all the Noted Note sheet music with sound files, thanks Donna for making that possible, up on our website. …Continue

Tags: note, symphony, tamarack, noted, instruments

Play for hire or just play?

Started this discussion. Last reply by geo Feb 9, 2012. 25 Replies

It is nice to make a little money sometimes but mostly we just play to share, VA hospitals, Senior centers, Shepard Center, Funerals, Hospice, and Churches.If you haven't done so try going out and…Continue

 

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"Look forward to seeing you there.  If you have any questions you can email me tishwestman@yahoo.com or call number above...."
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"Hello Sue, Yes you will learn about all types of bowing and techniques. Hope you will consider coming.  You can register at the link I provided. Don't wait much longer so you get lodging..."
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SUE C WHEELER commented on Tish Westman's event Road Scholar Bowed Psaltery Workshops
"This sounds great. Could I learn double bowing?? We drove through this area many a time, taking my daughters to college. This sounds like a fine reason to revisit my favorite part of the drive."
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Tish Westman replied to Bubba Jordan's discussion Question on chords or notes in the group Psaltery Pstudents
"Yes we can help you !!!!!!  The "Notes" that make up a "G" chord are G, B, and D. The 7th of the G scale is F# so to make a "G7" chord you need to add the F# to the sound.  So on the BP, if someone else or you…"
Aug 23, 2015
Tish Westman replied to Bubba Jordan's discussion Question on chords or notes in the group Psaltery Pstudents
"I'm thinking you are combining two different terms.  Chords vs. notes. In your questions you refer to the 1st verse chords, which have some 7th chords.  As in some of the replies, you can bow with 3 and 4 bows to get the triad chord…"
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Road Scholar Bowed Psaltery Workshops at Cedar Lakes

September 27, 2015 to October 2, 2015
A week of intense workshops all day for 4 1/2 days. Learn to play the Bowed Psaltery or learn to play it better.  Beginner to Advanced. Instruments will be available to borrow for the week.  Come join us for a great experience. There is a link provided for more information and registration.Questions, contact me, Tish Westman at 1 304 575 9515See More
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Donna Malus replied to Tish Westman's discussion Play for hire or just play?
"hugs to you TIsh for the matchmaking!   : )"
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Donna Malus replied to Tish Westman's discussion Play for hire or just play?
"that would be soooo exciting!"
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Donna Malus replied to Tish Westman's discussion Play for hire or just play?
"I'm sorry to hear about your wife and wish her the best, I'll pray her recovery continues on track....maybe an event will come closer to you...keep practicing and if you get your confidence up maybe you can take the bowed psaltery to a…"
Feb 6, 2012
Donna Malus replied to Tish Westman's discussion Play for hire or just play?
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"3rd Annual Bowed Psaltery Symphony, March 22-25..... "Classical Works" Music and info will be posted soon. www.westmaninstruments.com"
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Donna Malus replied to Tish Westman's discussion 2011 Second Annual Bowed Psaltery Symphony
"Great blog Ann! I agree 100% with you  : )   It was a wonderful time, wonderful people, wonderful music and for many a "dream come true" because playing music might not otherwise be an option  : )  "
Apr 13, 2011

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Do you own a bowed psaltery?
yes, several
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
Saw one being played at the Florida State Folk Festival made by John Williams.
Who built your bowed psaltery?
Westman Instruments
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
Yes, Our group is "Psaltrio", Greg Westman, Jackie Williams and myself. We also are billed sometimes as "Psaltrio and Friends". We often invite others to play with us.
Do you build bowed psalteries for sale?
Yes and other instruments as well. Westman Instruments.
Do you teach the bowed psaltery?
Yes, I love to teach the Bowed Psaltery. I have taught BP and Mtn Dulcimer at several events, Augusta Heritage at Davis Elkins College, DulcimerDays in Coshocton, OH, Central Florida Dulcimer and Autoharp Festival, Mount Dora. I also teach at Tamarack, weekly workshops, all levels, all are welcome.

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Update for the 1st Annual Bowed Psaltery Symphony 2010

Posted on April 3, 2010 at 9:57am 2 Comments

Just a reminder about the Symphony:

April 16 - 18, 2010

FREE, FREE, FREE.

Information and free sheet music for songs to be played available on our website, download free even if not participating. www.westmaninstruments.com

All workshops and events at Tamarack are free to attend and to…

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At 12:42pm on April 3, 2011, Shirley Hollingsworth said…
I will probably be the only person there who has owned a bowed psaltery for less than two months, but I'm sure it wil help me learn proper technique to participate in the Symphony.  I am very much looking forward to it.
At 9:30am on March 26, 2011, Michele Edington said…
Hi Tish,  Will be back in WV the end of June and first week of July.  Hope to see you then.  Michele
At 12:14am on March 26, 2011, Greg (Grego) Dana said…

Thanks for the fine vibes Tish.

Things are indeed pretty spooky here in Japan these days.

I went and played psaltery music at a shelter for refugees from Fukushima.

There was nary a penny in it for anyone, but rarely have I done such a rewarding performance.

At 2:05pm on July 8, 2010, Sharon Kirby said…
Terry wanted me to look at something while I was at work and I couldn't remember our login, so I just created a new one for me. We are on the website on a daily basis and love it!
At 1:24am on February 5, 2010, Jackie Hostetler said…
Thanks Tish for telling me about the waltz you posted for the 9 note Ive taken a look Im excited i have a new song to try(another to add to my really long list to work lol)
At 7:04am on January 27, 2010, Jackie Hostetler said…
Thanks Tish for the info on the song I asked about Thats okay it not working on mine for the time being Ill have to stay with the 9 note my instrument fund kinda went out the door when the twin grandbabies came lol,thats where contintment comes in:)
At 12:30pm on January 26, 2010, Rick Long said…
Hi Tish, I think I'm a lot like you and Greg, doing what I love and tryng to make that pay the bills and have something to eat. I told my wife Cathy that was all that was really important, when we decided for me to quit my full time job and work from home. If you saw me you would know I've been eating :)

I don't know of any relatives in WV, but you never know. I do like the name Alfred.

I don't have my schedule finalized yet, for the year. I plan to do more demos at the craft shops and have decided not to do any craft fairs this year. They are just getting too hard to do and I don't enjoy the fast pace.

I'll be watching for the dates of your get together and see if it will fit into my schedule. I have to send in my requested dates for demos Feb. 1, but that doesn't mean I'll get all that I ask for. There are a lot of crafters in the Southern Highlands Guild and the dates fill up quick.

Sounds like a lot of fun. I wouldn't want to horn in or any of your workshops, but would be nice to attend. I'm not much of a workshop leader anyway, even though I agreed to do just that at a couple of dulcimer festivals this spring . I'll probably be too nervous to think straight.
At 12:30pm on January 26, 2010, Jackie Hostetler said…
I would be interested on the Old time waltz The foot that Faltered dont know if its workable with my 9 note or not ?I could rework it if need be Do you have a sound clip for it?
At 12:25pm on January 26, 2010, Jackie Hostetler said…
Thank you Tish for the compliment on my 9 note next to my dulcimers she is a beauty and I have enjoyed her so much its been my playing preverance (spelled wrong)since I got her from you
At 11:19am on January 26, 2010, Jackie Hostetler said…
Thank You for adding me as youre freind :)
 
 
 

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esch@qx.net
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