A couple of weeks ago I won a 30 string no name psaltery on ebay. I'm giving my 24 string folkcraft to my 9.5 yr. old granddaughter and needed one I could tune to D. Having 6 extra strings was a plus. The psaltery was strange though - no notches on top of the pins for the strings to rest in - the strings just were balanced across the top! Also the black dots were all in the wrong places. Must have been someone's first attempt at making a psaltery or something. Anyway, I added the notches,… Continue
Added by Terry Butler on May 30, 2011 at 11:49pm —
This weekend I went to Tannerhill State Park and received my new psaltry from Dave Lucas. It is a wonderful instrument, but I need a case. Does anyone have a suggestion for what type of case to get. The psaltry is 27" long, 9 " wide at the widest point and about 2" thick. I would be interested in your suggestions. Thank you!!
Added by John Cater on May 30, 2011 at 10:36pm —
My solo went well, thanks for everyone's support. I still have a lot of folks in my church asking, "you play a what?", but now they at least know what it looks and sounds like! Toward the end of July Esther and I will play together for church. That will be special. Maybe we can even convince Bob to play!
Added by Barbara Bayle on May 22, 2011 at 3:01pm —
A friend of mine loves to tease and poke fun at the bowed psaltery and my playing (maybe it's more about my skills then anything else ). It's not his type of music so I get it and ultimately he is supportive of my musical endeavors.
Recently he was at the airport and heard a familiar sound wafting through the air in an underground tunnel. He looked around and saw a woman playing a bowed psaltery with a jar out for donations. He approached her and asked if her… Continue
Added by Donna Malus on May 21, 2011 at 9:48am —
I am playing my psaltery alone for the first time in church this coming Sunday. Wish me luck! Barb
Added by Barbara Bayle on May 19, 2011 at 6:32pm —