Features Roosebeck Psaltery, Alto, Left-Handed (Package Of 2) Description Product Description The Bowed Psaltery is a very beautiful melody instrument and also a very easy instrument to play. The notes on a psaltery are similar to those on a piano. The natural notes, or white keys, are on one side and the sharps and flats, or black keys, are on the other. Each string plays one note. On the Left-Handed Psaltery, the natural notes are on the left side and the accidental notes on the Right. For the left-handed Psaltery, you hold it in the right hand and bow with the dominate left hand.
You can actually play any Psaltery with two bows, one in the left hand and one in the right. Each bow playing one side of the instrument, or leapfrogging up one side of the instrument. If you are talented and have a stand that holds the psaltery for you.
Using the psaltery bow, move across each string to play that particular note. The sound is beautiful, clear, and almost ethereal. This left-handed psaltery has 30 strings and a spruce soundboard with rosewood back and sides. The single sound hole features an intricately carved rosewood rosette. It also comes with a psaltery bow, tuning tool and rosin. Tuning: F4 - Bb6
Longest string length: 13"
Overall dimensions: 7.2" in width by 20.2" in length