Apple Mountain Music- Albuquerque, NM Bowed Psaltery Sales and Info
 



                  

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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.

Shop our selection of Unicorn Strings bowed psalteries at our store or online.

 

 

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