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"Don't have to know much theory? Certainly not. Not even about articulation. It's jus…"

Greg (Grego) Dana replied Mar 6, 2012 to Beyond Traditional Music with the Bowed Psaltery

30 Mar 6, 2012
Reply by Jeremy Main

"Another close look at the mysterious contraption shows what seems to be a three-dime…"

Greg (Grego) Dana replied Feb 5, 2012 to Any good sources about the history of the bowed psaltery?

71 Apr 13, 2012

"I used to dance Childgrove back when I was with an English historical folk-dance gro…"

Greg (Grego) Dana replied Jan 27, 2012 to Sheet Music for July 2011 - Childgrove

16 Apr 27, 2012
Reply by NaloMeli

"Like Rick, I've been playing wound since the 90s. I'm also a trial and error guy. We…"

Greg (Grego) Dana replied Jan 26, 2012 to Wound versus Plain Strings

26 Feb 15, 2012
Reply by Donna Malus

"Ah, the click track. I didn't think I needed it, started recording without it, but q…"

Greg (Grego) Dana replied Mar 10, 2011 to Recording psalteries

13 May 16, 2011
Reply by Terry Butler

"There's some interesting related stuff in the "amps with psalteries" thread, althoug…"

Greg (Grego) Dana replied Feb 22, 2011 to Beyond Traditional Music with the Bowed Psaltery

30 Mar 6, 2012
Reply by Jeremy Main

"Ah Reverie Harp, a new spin on our good old plucked psaltery, like a lyre.I hadn't h…"

Greg (Grego) Dana replied Feb 20, 2011 to BP in Music Therapy

15 Feb 22, 2011
Reply by Philippa Anne Reed

"Current hit film The King's Speech treats us to an inspiring look at an example remi…"

Greg (Grego) Dana replied Feb 20, 2011 to BP in Music Therapy

15 Feb 22, 2011
Reply by Philippa Anne Reed

"Yea, very interesting article. It seems to be referring mostly to passive therapy, l…"

Greg (Grego) Dana replied Feb 20, 2011 to BP in Music Therapy

15 Feb 22, 2011
Reply by Philippa Anne Reed

"The shimmering overtones take me way far away."

Greg (Grego) Dana replied Nov 17, 2010 to A Few Songs from The First Annual Bowed Psaltery Symphony - April 2010

1 Nov 17, 2010
Reply by Greg (Grego) Dana


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Amplified Psaltery with Cello Strings built by Rick Long

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Spring Creek Psalteries - Sharon & Terry Kirby


From the Wood - Wayne Gaydos


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New Tradition Dulcimers- Dan Daniels


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Master Works Bowed Psalteries - Russell Cook

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San Francisco Bay Area
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Celeste Howard Ray
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Maureen Barnes - Illinois
Bowed Psaltery lessons in Bloomington, IL


Dona Benkert -

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

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

Honey Smith Walls - Florida
e-mail Honey for more info
Melbourne, FL

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