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Jul 04, 2007 by junior m | Posted in Religion & Spirituality

11God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God?

Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. 2Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. 4Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 5Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. 6Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. 2My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? 3My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? 4When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday. 5Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. 6O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. 7Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. 8Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. 9I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 10As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God? 11Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. 2He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved. 3How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence. 4They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah. 5My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. 6He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. 7In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. 8Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. 9Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity. 10Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them. 11God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God. 12Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.http://rusakislim.skyblog.com


atre vrai

juniorbeaugosse | Jul 05, 2007
Sakura Rose | Jul 04, 2007
whoops my A.D.D. just kicked in...
fourmorebeers | Jul 04, 2007
Yada Yada....
Andrew P | Jul 04, 2007
O really?
2KEWL2BB4UUC | Jul 04, 2007
And your question is???
Sugarshots | Jul 04, 2007
And you know this place is called Yahoo! Answers.... which means you should....ASK A QUESTION!
Karen S | Jul 04, 2007
And your question is.....
hungryjoe | Jul 05, 2007
You've forgotten to take your medication again, haven't you Junior?
georgiansilver | Jul 05, 2007
A powerful statement friend and as a Christian I know of Gods power and Glory but you seem to have failed to ask a question...which is what Yahoo answers is about. May the Lord Bless you with wisdom in abundance. Best wishes, Mike.
nortybirdy | Jul 05, 2007
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha etc etc And they wonder why I think very religious people are oddballs!
Mike | Jul 05, 2007
Delighted to see that you have learned to copy. Now, what is the question?

Bowed Psaltery - Bookshelf


136 pages

A Psimple Psaltery

Creator: Eric Meier | 2009-01-01

As with any instrument, the bowed psaltery can be as simple or extravagant as you want to make it. In this book, a plan is pre-sented for a simple psaltery.

About this book
What's not to like about the bowed psaltery? They have the most wonderful ringing sound of nearly any musical instrument heard, with a haunting sustain that makes the music seemingly float in midair and tingle in your ears. They are easy to play, (featuring a range of two octaves, and no fingering positions to learn), and in their most basic form are fairly simple to build.As with any instrument, the bowed psaltery can be as simple or extravagant as you want to make it. In this book, a plan is pre-sented for a simple psaltery. By changing the layout and shape to a basic triangle, and eliminating some of the more intricate steps--along with giving in-depth and thorough directions--building a bowed psaltery is available for just about everyone.Everything you need to know in order to build a bowed psaltery can be found in this book. All that is needed are basic wood-working tools, a few small specialty items available online, and a persistent passion for making music.



181 pages

Musical Instrument Design, Practical Information for Instrument Making

Creator: Bart Hopkin | 1996-01-01

Some have even put the cylinder on a rotating bearing. Figure 9-17 shows another approach that allows a player to selectively bow individual strings on a many-stringed zither. Instruments of this sort, commonly called bowed psalteries, have ...

Publisher: See Sharp Press

About this book
This is an encyclopedic, large-format book containing hundreds of illustrations. While not geared toward making conventional instruments, Musical Instrument Design provides all the information that anyone (amateur or professional) should ever need to construct an amazingly wide variety of percussion, string, and wind instruments. Includes many designs along with parts lists and detailed construction instructions.



56 pages

Shall We Gather, Hymns Arranged for Hammered Dulcimer

Creator: Madeline MacNeil | Music - 1999-03-05

This collection of music conveys Madeline's love of hymns.

About this book
This collection of music conveys Madeline's love of hymns. Many of these arrangements provide a harmony part that may be performed on another instrument such as the flute, guitar, bowed psaltery, or mountain dulcimer. The majority of these tunes can be played on a 12/11-course hammered dulcimer (with G below middle C being the lowest note on the instrument). Selections include: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God; All Beautiful the March of Days; Amazing Grace; Be Thou My Vision; Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing; Evening Hymns; For the Beauty of the Earth; He Leadeth Me; Here I Am, Lord; How Great Thou Art; and many more. Written in standard notation only with complete lyrics and suggested chord changes.


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Bowed psaltery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The bowed psaltery is a type of psaltery or zither that is played with a bow. In contrast with the centuries-old plucked psaltery, the bowed psaltery appears to be a ...

Dave's Psaltery - Handmade Bowed Psaltery For Sale
Daves Psaltery specializes in making handcrafted, bowed psalteries. With over 6000 created, we endeavor to provide the finest handmade psalteries for sale around.

Unicorn Strings - Bowed Psaltery, Dulcimers and Folk Music ...
Bowed psalteries, dulcimers, harps, bodhrans and accessories. Includes FAQs, psaltery information, and company profile.

Bowed Psaltery by Unicorn Strings, the best bowed ...
The bowed psaltery by Unicorn Strings - making the world's best sounding, best built bowed psalteries since 1980. The psaltery is the easiest stringed instrument in ...

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  • Zither Heaven, LLC

    Zither Heaven 22 String Black Walnut Bowed Psaltery

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    Rating (4 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
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    My 8 year old son loves it

    0 5/5 D - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Zither Heaven 22 String Black Walnut Bowed Psaltery My son saw someone playing this instrument on the beach and loved the sound. He wanted one for his birthday and loves it! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 19, 2013

    A Real Instrument, Not A Toy!

    0 5/5 Jenny Rohrs (CLE+) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Zither Heaven 22 String Black Walnut Bowed Psaltery I ordered this as a holiday present for my 8 year old daughter. It arrived will package, as described, and was easy to tune. I'm happy to say that she's been sawing away at it for almost a year and it's holding up very well. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 14, 2013

    very nice

    0 5/5 Wayne - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Zither Heaven 22 String Black Walnut Bowed Psaltery Came when they said it would, which is better then most things I have ordered. Instruction manual made it easy to learn to play. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 9, 2014
    List Price: $97.34
    22 strings - fully chromatic
    Tunable
    Includes bow, tuning wrench, and rosin
    Pre-tuned and easy to play
    Made in the U.S.A. from sustainable native North American solid black walnut


  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    Bowed Psaltery: The String Instrument Anyone Can Play - Play Celtic, Folk or Hymn

    Book (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

    Rating (3 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    Easy read

    0 5/5 CAM (Jacksonville, NC) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Bowed Psaltery: The String Instrument Anyone Can Play - Play Celtic, Folk or Hymn (Paperback) It has the basic information on how to play your Psaltery, and is really easy to understand. It tells you how to hold the bow, and everything you need to know on how to restring. All in a very plain fashion. Really good information for a novice. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 19, 2014

    Bowed Psaltery book

    0 5/5 Luvin' Amazon! (Florida) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Bowed Psaltery: The String Instrument Anyone Can Play - Play Celtic, Folk or Hymn (Paperback) This includes a nice introduction to the bowed psaltery, basic music theory and a few songs. The print is large, which is great for those of us with older eyes. It is a bit too easy for me and I wish that there were more songs, but still, it is a well presented book for a beginner. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 15, 2013

    BOWED PSALTERY

    0 5/5 Anna - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Bowed Psaltery: The String Instrument Anyone Can Play - Play Celtic, Folk or Hymn (Paperback) VERY EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND USE IF YOU CAN HUMM IT YOU CAN PLAY IT AMAZING GRACE IS TE FIRS ONE I LEARNED TO PLAY 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 30, 2013
    List Price: $16.99


  • Unicorn Strings Music co.

    It's Easy to Play the Bowed Psaltery

    DVD (Unicorn Strings Music co.)

    Rating (2 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Unicorn Strings Music co.

    All you need to learn to play!

    0 5/5 Margaret R. Corbett (North Bend,Oregon) - See all my reviews, September 10, 2011

    Great guide for beginners!

    0 5/5 Sue - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: It's Easy to Play the Bowed Psaltery (DVD) I learned a lot from this video, including how to tune my paltry with an electronic tuner. Each section is subtitled, so you can return to exactly what you need easily. The musicians play tunes at slow speeds for beginners. After you practice with their included booklet, you can play duets with them at home. It was well worth the price. You get to advance at your own speed! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 5, 2013
    List Price: $30.98


  • Zither Heaven, LLC

    Zither Heaven 22 String Cherry Bowed Psaltery

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    Rating (6 reviews):
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    Fun and Easy too.

    0 5/5 Deborah Kay - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Zither Heaven 22 String Cherry Bowed Psaltery Wow,I am having so much fun with my new instrument. A quality item and so easy to play and such a great price! Sounds great, so much like a harp, yet easy to travel with and tune. It is like I am an instant musician. I only know 4 songs and have only experimented with musical instruments, however picking up this instrument makes it seem like I have played for a while. And the notes are near the posts so it makes a great for children also.I hope you enjoy the sound, ease and joy of this instrument!Deborah Kay 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 27, 2012

    Excellent instrument! - better known as a Bowed Psaltery

    0 5/5 Sam Z - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Zither Heaven 22 String Cherry Bowed Psaltery Fun! Fun! Fun! Labeling the notes makes it soooooo easy to learn to play. It's just like the keyboard on a piano.Time consuming to tune it the first time but using the Snark tuner saves the day! You can turn most any sheet music for the piano into music for this instrument. Example: C C G G A G Twink-le Twink - le little starThere are TONS of You Tube demonstrations and other info. This was the best priced one I could find anywhere. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 27, 2014

    my psaltery

    I was so excited to receive mine after I heard one played at a music jam recently. When I got it I attempted to tune it. I broke a string and the wrench became locked on a peg. I took it to a music store and the man looked interested but was hesitant to work on it. He sent me to a folk music store. The man there said he'd never seen a wrench get stuck on a peg. Said he couldn't get it off. He gave me name and number of an autoharp repair person.I was about ready to throw in the towel but then I called a friend who is professional singer/guitar player and he said to bring it over for him to take a look. It seems the wrench was not fully down and had locked on. He got it off. Then he restrung the broken string. He went to tune it and broke a string also. He had plenty of strings and redid it again and CAREFULLY tuned it which doesn't take much movement like his guitar. After that he pulled out some music and his guitar. I am not musical but instantly I was able to accompany him... 5/5 Irene A. Gendron - See all my reviews, February 26, 2014
    List Price: $97.34
    Tunable
    Includes bow, tuning wrench, and rosin
    22 strings - fully chromatic
    Made in the U.S.A. from sustainable native North American solid cherry
    Pre-tuned and easy to play


  • Roosebeck

    Roosebeck Psaltery, Soprano, Right-Handed

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    Rating (2 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Roosebeck

    Great for a beginner

    0 5/5 Amazon Customer "garden gnome" (York PA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Roosebeck Psaltery, Soprano, Right-Handed This is a wonderful little instrument for a beginning intro to playing. It has a limited octave range, but works just great to learn simple songs on. I am not a musically inclined person, but enjoy learning new things. Although some music background is helpful, you can learn to play this without. I did buy an introductory book, and there was a chart that came with the instrument to help with locating the notes. All and all it was a relatively inexpensive way to be introduced to playing a string instrument. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 7, 2013

    Good fun for the money.

    0 4/5 Jane Pitchford - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Roosebeck Psaltery, Soprano, Right-Handed I really enjoy the instrument. It's fun and easy to learn. I do wish it stayed in tune better, but other than that it's great fun. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 29, 2013
    List Price: $169.90
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  • Roosebeck

    Roosebeck Psaltery Bow

    Single Detail Page Misc (Roosebeck)

    Rating (10 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Roosebeck

    A smaller psaltry bow!

    I have a walnut and maple handmade Psaltry ordered from a well-known couple who have made old-fashioned instruments for years at the Tamarack Artisans Hall in West Virginia. So, I am used to the longer, handmade walnut bows with real horsehair strings!The Roosebeck bow was smaller and has white polyester strings that were not all tightened to the same tension that I was used to using. I suppose you can use scissors to cut-off loose strings??I tried-out the Roosebeck bow, but went back to the comfortable feeling of my handmade, longer bow.I returned the Roosebeck Bow to Amazon and had no problems getting a refund.The Roosebeck bow would be more suitable for beginnig psaltry players. Once you get used to an old-style walnut-bow's size and tone, it may be harder to switch over to factory produced bows. Other customers may enjoy this smaller bow. The price is of Roosebeck Bow is much lower of course than that of a handcrafted wooden and horsehair bow, so some... 3/5 Sue - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Roosebeck Psaltery Bow (Electronics) I have a walnut and maple handmade Psaltry ordered from a well-known couple who have made old-fashioned instruments for years at the Tamarack Artisans Hall in West Virginia. So, I am used to the longer, handmade walnut bows with real horsehair strings!The Roosebeck bow was smaller and has white polyester strings that were not all tightened to the same tension that I was used to using. I suppose you can use scissors to cut-off loose strings??I tried-out the Roosebeck bow, but went back to the comfortable feeling of my handmade, longer bow.I returned the Roosebeck Bow to Amazon and had no problems getting a refund.The Roosebeck bow would be more suitable for beginnig psaltry players. Once you get used to an old-style walnut-bow's size and tone, it may be harder to switch over to factory produced bows. Other customers may enjoy this smaller bow. The price is of Roosebeck Bow is much lower of course than that of a handcrafted wooden and horsehair bow, so some... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 6, 2013

    psaltery bow

    0 5/5 brenda - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Roosebeck Psaltery Bow (Electronics) I am very pleased with my 2 new bows. They were exactly as described in the ad and even nicer than I expected!! iI bought two so I can learn how to play harmony while playing the melody. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 1, 2012

    Bow is perfect

    0 4/5 Linda Z. Wilkinson - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Roosebeck Psaltery Bow (Electronics) When I first received this bow, I thought it was too long for my bowed psaltery, but after I learned to play, I realized it was the right size. I am enjoying it very much. Thank you ! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 13, 2014
    List Price: $17.90
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  • Zither Heaven, LLC

    Zither Heaven 20 String Black Walnut Bowed Psaltery

    Musical Instruments (Zither Heaven, LLC)

    Rating (2 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Zither Heaven, LLC

    LOVE IT !!!!

    0 5/5 Kim Shehorn - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Zither Heaven 20 String Black Walnut Bowed Psaltery I wanted to see if I would really play it before I went Bigger!!! If I Never REALLY learn to play it.... I LOVE IT It's so much fun to just pass around !!! ; ) 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 3, 2014

    Great Beginner Instrument!

    I was recently introduced to the bowed psaltery and it was like love at first sight. But I have a tendency of overcoming infatuations pretty quickly, so though I desperately wanted to drop $300 into a nice Master Works psaltery, I refrained and bought this instead as a test run. I expected a cheap toy that would be at tolerable enough to learn on and little else. But I was pleasantly surprised.This is definitely a beginners instrument. 20 strings does limit play (I believe 30 strings is more the standard), though I was pleased at how much I was able to play on it. It also has the notes printed under the strings, which was perfect for a beginner. I initially hated the bow, but it grew on me a bit (still isn't that great, but it works). I've never played a bowed instrument before, so I had to google what the included rosin was for. You are supposed to rough up the surface (like with a knife or screw) and then rub it on the bow strings to give them better traction, which... 5/5 RavenRing (USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Zither Heaven 20 String Black Walnut Bowed Psaltery I was recently introduced to the bowed psaltery and it was like love at first sight. But I have a tendency of overcoming infatuations pretty quickly, so though I desperately wanted to drop $300 into a nice Master Works psaltery, I refrained and bought this instead as a test run. I expected a cheap toy that would be at tolerable enough to learn on and little else. But I was pleasantly surprised.This is definitely a beginners instrument. 20 strings does limit play (I believe 30 strings is more the standard), though I was pleased at how much I was able to play on it. It also has the notes printed under the strings, which was perfect for a beginner. I initially hated the bow, but it grew on me a bit (still isn't that great, but it works). I've never played a bowed instrument before, so I had to google what the included rosin was for. You are supposed to rough up the surface (like with a knife or screw) and then rub it on the bow strings to give them better traction, which... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 20, 2014
    List Price: $75.71
    Includes bow, tuning wrench, and rosin
    Pre-tuned and easy to play
    20 strings - fully chromatic
    Tunable
    Made in the U.S.A. from sustainable native North American solid black walnut


  • Zither Heaven, LLC

    Zither Heaven 20 String Cherry Bowed Psaltery

    Musical Instruments (Zither Heaven, LLC)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Zither Heaven, LLC

    Good as a starter instrument

    I ordered this Bowed Psaltery online late Tuesday night. When I got home from work today (Friday) it was waiting for me!Looking around I saw anything from 9-note to 30+ note beautifully crafted instruments. But I didn't know what I want. So I decided to buy an inexpensive one to get started and to help me decide what I want.I ordered this one with the dished out sound board rather than a soundbox. My thought was that a cheaply made sound box would not hold the string tension whereas this should for the same price.I understand that this will not sound the same as a well made instrument with a soundbox.Since I will be using this to help decide if I want a small 9-note, 2-octave, 2 1/2 octave, a saprano or a tenor. This instrument sounds good but it is very high pitched. It does not have the same mellow haunting sound as the more expensively-made box-soundboard ones. But is reasonable as a starter instrument.When I took it out of the box and... 4/5 Mia Jasper [Spanielhill Publishing] - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Zither Heaven 20 String Cherry Bowed Psaltery I ordered this Bowed Psaltery online late Tuesday night. When I got home from work today (Friday) it was waiting for me!Looking around I saw anything from 9-note to 30+ note beautifully crafted instruments. But I didn't know what I want. So I decided to buy an inexpensive one to get started and to help me decide what I want.I ordered this one with the dished out sound board rather than a soundbox. My thought was that a cheaply made sound box would not hold the string tension whereas this should for the same price.I understand that this will not sound the same as a well made instrument with a soundbox.Since I will be using this to help decide if I want a small 9-note, 2-octave, 2 1/2 octave, a saprano or a tenor. This instrument sounds good but it is very high pitched. It does not have the same mellow haunting sound as the more expensively-made box-soundboard ones. But is reasonable as a starter instrument.When I took it out of the box and... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 11, 2010
    List Price: $64.99
    Tunable
    20 strings - fully chromatic
    Includes bow, tuning wrench, and rosin
    Made in the U.S.A. from sustainable native North American solid cherry
    Pre-tuned and easy to play


  • Sierra's Ascent

    A Psimple Psaltery: Building a Bowed Psaltery, From Start to Finish

    Book (Sierra's Ascent)

    Rating (8 reviews):
    (4.9/5)
    Sierra's Ascent

    A Psimple Pleasure

    0 5/5 J. D. Owen "Dave" (Lakeland, FL USA) - See all my reviews, June 22, 2009

    A Psimple Psaltery is an excellent reference on the bowed Psaltery

    0 5/5 Haverdude "haverdude" (Missouri) - See all my reviews This review is from: A Psimple Psaltery: Building a Bowed Psaltery, From Start to Finish (Paperback) Being a cello player I found the bowed psaltery a very fascinating instrument. It's simplicity to play and it's pure, haunting sound made me want to find out more about this instrument. I have built a dulcimer so I thought that I might be able to build a psaltery as well. I did a search on the Internet and found a lot of information. However, I have not found a better resource for building a bowed psaltery than this book "A Psimple Psaltery: Building a Bowed Psaltery, from Start to Finish". This book is very easy to understand. The author writes very clearly so that even the most novice builder can be walked through step by step to complete a psaltery. Also, I have e-mailed the author with a couple of questions. Not only did I get a reply but I received very detailed answers. I would recommend this book to anyone that has any interest in the bowed psaltery. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 31, 2009

    Great Instructions

    0 5/5 H82Diet (Gettysburg, PA) - See all my reviews This review is from: A Psimple Psaltery: Building a Bowed Psaltery, From Start to Finish (Paperback) I am not a woodworker but I was determined to make one of these for my daughter as the finished ones we saw at a Heritage Festival were $175.I thought the instructions were crystal clear and very easy for me to follow. I had to borrow the use of some of the power tools but I was able to make the entire thing on my own and it came out GREAT! I also put one of those fancy laser cut medallions in the sound hole which finished it off nicely. Thanks Eric! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 17, 2009
    List Price: $18.99


  • Zither Heaven, LLC

    Zither Heaven 22 String Maple Bowed Psaltery

    Musical Instruments (Zither Heaven, LLC)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (3.0/5)
    Zither Heaven, LLC

    good for starters

    0 3/5 marilyn haslam ravina - See all my reviews This review is from: Zither Heaven 22 String Maple Bowed Psaltery I received this item for Christmas last year. It was lots of fun to play and I enjoyed it for at least four months and then the bow stopped working. I tried to tighten it, but the string needed replacing. I don't know how to replace it through Amazon right now. So, the item has become a pretty table ornament. I had taken it to school to show it to students in music class and they learned to play some notes on it quite easily. I carefully watched over it to make sure no one mishandled the instrument. So, again it is easy to learn on but for a quality that lasts, pick something else. I am still waiting for a bow or a string to replace into my bow. Wish they made that easy to find on Amazon. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 17, 2012
    List Price: $97.34
    Made in the U.S.A. from sustainable native North American solid maple
    22 strings - fully chromatic
    Includes bow, tuning wrench, and rosin
    Tunable
    Pre-tuned and easy to play



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BOWED PSALTERY-MUG------------MAKES A UNIQUE GIFT- Description The conventional bowed psaltery is triangular in shape, allowing each string to extend a little farther than the one before it, so that each can be individually bowed. Chromatic bowed psalteries have the sharps and flats on one side and the diatonic notes on the opposite. It is a psaltery in the traditional sense of a wooden soundbox with unstopped strings over the soundboard. It significantly differs from the Mediæval plucked psaltery only in that its strings are arranged to permit bowing. The soundboard has a soundhole or rose in the center. It is normally played with a small bow, often made in the earlier semicircular style, rather than a modern concave violin bow. Method of playing Performance styles vary, but the instrument may be played either one note at a time, with the instrument held with one hand and bowed with the other, as in instruments of the violin family, or it may be laid down and played with a bow in each hand, in a style reminiscent of the closely related hammered dulcimer. Some players will also hold two bows in one hand to facilitate double-stopping. Besides bowing, the instrument may also be strummed or struck for additional tone colors. The strings are often too closely spaced for conventional finger picking, but may be plucked at the bowing end. READ NEHEMIAH 12:27 ..
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Heart of Music Ladies T-Shirt
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This funny psaltery design features a cool looking bowed psaltery with the text that says "Will play psaltery for free, will quit for money".
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