glen scratchley
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Folkcraft Highland Harp for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by glen scratchley Sep 5, 2014. 6 Replies

I have a friend would like to sell a 1990s Folkcraft Highland HarpI understand that this is not the appropriate listing site.  I have no experience with harps; can someone recommend a site where it…Continue

seeking BP event in central Illinois

Started this discussion. Last reply by glen scratchley Sep 14, 2012. 13 Replies

Perhaps I'm the only one who can't take off from work to attend events that are more than a few hours away, regardless of how enticing they seem.  If so, you may ignore this post, and I'll just feel…Continue

Tags: Illinois, event

"how can I" avoid harmonics / overtones

Started this discussion. Last reply by glen scratchley Feb 5, 2012. 13 Replies

I did a quick search, and didn't find much of anything on this subject, so I'll post a question.  If this has been discussed to death somewhere, please point me to it, and this can be deletedI have a…Continue

Tags: overtone, harmonic

playing with 'real hair' bows

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Main Mar 27, 2012. 2 Replies

a neophyte observation: While at the Gebhard Woods festival recently, I purchased two BP bows from Wayne Simms.  He uses real horse hair, while the bows that came with my MasterWorks are synthetic. I…Continue

Tags: octive, synthetic, hair, real


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Do you own a bowed psaltery?
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
heard at a dulcimer jam
Who built your bowed psaltery?
master works
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
in church and private parties (so far)
Do you build bowed psalteries for sale?
not yet
Do you teach the bowed psaltery?
not formally
How did you find out about our Psaltery Strings network?
reference in posting

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At 11:17am on March 17, 2011, Donna Malus said…

Hello Glen and welcome to Psaltery Strings!  We hope you enjoy the site and visit us often. Please feel free to post, comment and ask questions.



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Maureen Barnes - Illinois
Bowed Psaltery lessons in Bloomington, IL


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Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Phone: 773.728.6000
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247

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.

Rick Long - Tennessee
Lessons at Rick's home/workshop in Clinton, 30 mins N of Knoxville
(865) 660-4026

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

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Lessons in Carol's home/workshop south of Lexington.

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Melbourne, FL

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