Project Description

Psaltery

An ideal instrument for improvisation

The psaltery is a string instrument from the Middle Ages. In a sense it is the forerunner of the violin. However on the psaltery the tone is not produced on a fingerboard. Instead each string is fixed on a certain tone. The advantage is that one can play clean-sounding melodies without much experience.

Generating sounds with a bow offers a special appeal: with this instrument you can teach the introduction to handling string instruments in a playful way. Simple techniques such as bowing, holding the bow and bow pressure can be learned easily with this instrument.

Psaltery - Manufactory Meerklang
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Applications

The psalter is also an ideal instrument for improvisation.
The psalter sounds very nice when played together with either the string tambourin or the tambura.

  • Improvisation

  • Sound meditation

  • Music therapy

  • early musical education

  • Musical instrument for storytellers

  • Stringed instruments lessons

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Psaltery, 8 strings - Manufactory Meerklang
Psaltery, 8 strings
Psaltery, 8 strings - Manufactory Meerklang
Psaltery, 8 strings
Psaltery, 13 strings - Manufactory Meerklang
Psaltery, 13 strings
Psaltery, 13 strings - Manufactory Meerklang
Psaltery, 13 strings

Versions

The psaltery is available in two sizes:

Length Width Height Tuning Number of strings
47 cm 20 cm 4 cm D 8
71 cm 20 cm 4 cm G 13

Delivery

  • Tuning wrench

Extra accessories

  • Bow

  • Bag

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Psaltery, 8 strings

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Psaltery, 13 strings

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