Bowed Psaltery

Name: Bowed Psaltery.
Type: Chordophone > Zither > Box > Fretless.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#:
Inventor: Walter Mittman.
Country: Germany, Many.
Region: Many & Continental Europe.

Description: The bowed psaltery is a fretless box zither, that is played with a bow. After the Second World War, Walter Mittman, a primary school teacher in Westphalia, popularized the conventional triangular bowed psaltery, which had earlier been advocated for use in education by the German Edgar Stahmer [1911-1996].

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