The psaltery is a medieval zither. The metal strings of the Instrument used are made of bronze according to historic sources. Compared to steel strings the sound is rather bell-like.
The strings are normally plucked with a plectrum oder the fingernails.
The picture shows a Psaltery of the 14th century from the book: De Arythmetica, De Musica by M. Servinius Boetius.
The picture shows how the instrument is typically held: before the chest with the hands under the curves
PC and Bank No.
C5 - C7 (60-84)
Program 107 Bank 1
strings plucked in the center angezupft. the sound is more mellow
Program 107 Bank 2
plucking the strings near the bridge results in a slightly sharper sound.
Program 107 Bank 3
Velocity Crossfade of the two patches above
Program 16 Bank 3
to achive the sound of a small, typical medieval dulcimer the strings were beaten with a dulcimer mallet.