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World Music Instrument Collection: Psaltery

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Note: our bowed psaltery comes with a bow, but psalterys were originally (and still are) played by plucking the strings. This instrument is a type of zither and is part of many cultures around the world.


World Wednesdays, Winter 2015. Image Credit: Christine Elliott

Instructional Materials

Additional Research

Web Resources

The bowed psaltery may be the easiest instrument to learn:

Tip: remember when you learned to search for your topic plus inurl:edu, inurl:gov, or inurl:org? Those strategies may help you here.

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