referred to soft instruments (literally, "low," but referring to volume,
not pitch) which were suitable for the chamber which
included the vielle, rebec and other bowed strings, the lute and other
plucked strings. Haut referred to loud instruments
(literally "high" but referring to volume, not to pitch) which were
suitable for outdoors which included the shawm,
sackbut, pipe and tabor. Read the above history, facts and information about the Psaltery.
Description of the Psaltery
Definition and description of the
Psaltery: The Psaltery can be described as a Medieval musical instrument
which was a cross between a harp and a lyre. Description: a musical
instrument, a kind of lyre or a harp with twelve strings, but having a
trapezoidal sounding board under the strings.
Family of Instruments: The
Psaltery belongs to the family of