Bowed Psaltery

The Bowed Psaltery is a type of zither that appears to be a 20-century invention. Though reminiscent of the ancient plucked Psalteries, instead of being plucked, the Bowed Psaltery creates a haunting, violin-like sound when a bow is gently and lightly moved across the strings.  This Psaltery is also easier to learn, play, and perfect than a violin, but has a much more limited range and variation of sound. Each string is a different note, played separately, with all the natural notes on the right side and all sharps and flats on the left.

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This book features a collection of ten easy hymns and choruses arranged for a soprano Bowed Psaltery with Piano accompaniment. The psaltery part was designed for a beginning psaltery player. The piano accompaniment is at the intermediate level.

The Christmas edition features a collection of ten easy Christmas Carols arranged for a soprano Bowed Psaltery with Piano accompaniment. The psaltery part was designed for a beginning psaltery player. The piano accompaniment is at the intermediate level.

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