Thank you very much for your welcome to the site and your comments. I am amazed at how friendly everyone is here. It is a welcomed change from other sites. I am a brand new player/beginner and have a lot to learn. If you have any suggested helps like you tube videos etc. that you recommend for an absolute beginner at playing any stringed instrument, please tell me about them.
Thank you so much for the welcome! I am so totally excited about this new journey with a most unique and sweet little instrument! I can't even tell you what exactly drew me to the bowed psaltery. I think perhaps it has such a haunting sound and would lend itself to old time hymns that I so love. Don't know anyone in my neck of the woods that plays one so am looking for books on technique and such.... Already had to change a string... Two days, and I was thrown into the stress of a newbie! But, how I do enjoy my psaltery! I am thinking about the next psaltery...perhaps a little bigger... AND, as always willing to listen to advice and someone to share how excited I am! Paula from Upnorth Michigan :)
thank you for the welcome I've been wanting to join for a while just now got around to I have 4 bowed psaltery 3 dulcimer one strong sticks in my main instrument is a mouthbow which I do use you on stage the reason for it is the only instrument I can hear my self play with other instruments on stage I enjoyed playing banjo fiddle tunes.but thank you for the welcome
Dona Benkert -
Illinois Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247 http://www.folk-lorecenter.com/
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.
1-304-575-0998 firstname.lastname@example.org www.westmaninstruments.com
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 email@example.com http://upontheharp.com
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.