"Streichpsalter" Translated into English as BOWED Psaltery, Streich in German specifically refers to dragging or drawing or scraping where as the English word Bowed also refers to Bowing before lords, idols, pressure, etc., a Bow tied in a ribbon as well as the Bow of a boat. Archet is French for “small arch” which does a better job of describing the bow itself. Hence "Psalterion a' Archet"- which is any member of that family of musical instruments usually plucked, strummed, or struck…Continue
An ancient version of the Bowed Psaltery played with a bow or rosined wooden stick is called a the Qingzhou cuoqin 青州挫琴 (rubbed zither) from Shandong, see a short video of it played at... ChiaChinahttps://youtu.be/D3Dca6I__1c Please see my "Bowed Psaltery Related Instruments" playlist for more videos about this and other instruments.
Just want to explain that I still appreciate the importance of Psaltery Strings, thank you Donna Malus, for all your years of maintaining THE community site for Bowed Psaltery Players world wide to join and participate at. A major focus of my Bowed Psaltery activities for the last five years has been making lots of Bowed Psaltery YouTube videos, over 600! If I put up every video here at Psaltery Strings I would constantly be pushing Nozomi's and other Bowed Psaltery players videos out of…Continue
Its very exciting news that Nozomi Nose, the best Bowed Psaltery Player in the world, is flying all the way from Japan to attend and perform at the East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering Oct.24 - 26! I'm planning on driving there from California rather than fly so I can bring more instruments and gear, there is a camp ground right there in the park and a wide range of Motels nearby. Please see "EVENTS" here on Psaltery Strings for more information.