Rick Long's Discussions (83)

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"Hi Tom,  Finale does that, but is expensive.  I use a less expensive program that wi…"

Rick Long replied Apr 12, 2018 to notation program

2 Apr 17, 2018
Reply by Tom Cox

"Hi Frances,  You will need something with a sharp point to pry that loop apart.  Som…"

Rick Long replied Nov 9, 2016 to Psaltery Strings

6 Nov 9, 2016
Reply by Rick Long

"Hi folks,  I just spoke to Brian by phone.  Thought I should clarify the information…"

Rick Long replied Feb 23, 2015 to Would a Video Tripod work??!!...

8 Feb 23, 2015
Reply by Charlie Marshall

"Oct 29 - Nov 1   Go to my website at - http://www.ringingstrings.com/Gathering.html…"

Rick Long replied Feb 12, 2015 to The 2014 East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering

5 Feb 13, 2015
Reply by Serenity

"Serenity, I certainly hope you don't think we hold the gathering outside.  It is hel…"

Rick Long replied Feb 12, 2015 to The 2014 East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering

5 Feb 13, 2015
Reply by Serenity

"Wow, that is great!"

Rick Long replied Nov 30, 2013 to Fantastic Image of Greg Schneeman

8 Apr 29, 2015
Reply by Philippa Anne Reed

"Hi Anne,  You should be able to use the rosin you have.  The same rosin is used for…"

Rick Long replied Oct 25, 2013 to Rosin the Beau (or bow!!!)

5 Oct 26, 2013
Reply by Jeremy Main

"Hi Lori,  Sounds like you just need to rosin your bow.  Find your block of rosin, if…"

Rick Long replied Oct 24, 2013 to Problems with Bowing

3 Dec 11, 2014
Reply by Lori Hartman

"Gordon, loosen the problem string and move it slightly to the left or right, where i…"

Rick Long replied Jun 23, 2013 to strings with no ring

7 Jun 27, 2013
Reply by robert schuler

"In learning a little more about the tuner, I discovered you only have to swipe the d…"

Rick Long replied Jan 28, 2013 to Tuner App for Android Phones

1 Jan 28, 2013
Reply by Rick Long


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Amplified Psaltery with Cello Strings built by Rick Long

This video is a personal favorite because it shows a unique type of bowed psaltery with a gorgeous sound. When I heard it I broke out in goose bumps!

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Members who build bowed psalteries for sale

Spring Creek Psalteries - Sharon & Terry Kirby



From the Wood - Wayne Gaydos



to see his work visit


Waynie Psaltery - Wayne Simms



Prairie Psaltery - Richard Celata



Loon Song Psalteries-Charlie Marshall



New Tradition Dulcimers- Dan Daniels



Psalteries by Dave- Dave Lucas  



Jon Williams Psalteries
(386) 853-0944

Westman Instruments - Tish & Greg Westman

Ringing Strings - Rick Long

Michael J King Instrumetns - Diatonic Psalteries

Inspired Instruments – Carol and Joe Esch

James Jones Instruments

Omega Strings – Richard Spencer

Master Works Bowed Psalteries - Russell Cook

Members that teach Bowed Psaltery

Paul G.Sykes - MS  

Located in Hattiesburg
Contact Paul at

or call him at



Gregg Schneeman - California
Contact Gregg here on Psaltery Strings


Peter Tommerup - California
San Francisco Bay Area
Bowed Psaltery and other Instruments


Celeste Howard Ray
Bowed Psaltery lessons via Skype
Skype name celesteray88


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 honey@offthewalls.us
Melbourne, FL

Visit Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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If you are already on Tish's list, why don't you stop in and update your info? While your there take a look to see if there are new players in your area. Who knows, you might get together and make a recording.

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