Simply put, a
bowed psaltery is probably the easiest instrument in the world to
play. It's a 20" long by 8" wide triangle with strings running its
length and is played with a bow.
As you can see by the picture,
you play the sides of the instrument only (all strings become side
strings as you progress toward the tip of the instrument). One side
of the instrument is all natural notes, like the white keys on a
piano. The other side is all flats and sharps, like the black keys
on a piano. The space between each pin is a separate note.
To play a
bowed psaltery, simply move the bow against the strings between the
posts. Our psalteries have note guides with the letter for each note
printed on it. The music has each note identified with its
corresponding letter. When you find a song you like you let the
letters on the music tell you which letter on the instrument to
play, then you let your familiarity with the song tell you when to
play a long note or a short note. It's as simple as that.
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