Hammered Dulcimer

Hammered Dulcimer.
Buying a hammered dulcimer from Red Cow Music could not be easier.All our instruments are fully setup before leaving us,so should arrive with you in ready to play condition.

The Hammered Dulcimer is a fantastic instrument and a joy to play.Large trapezoidal zither with many strings in pairs, 3s or 4s stretched over long (sometimes individually moveable) bridges. Played with small wooden or cane hammers. Played in British Isles and North America. Closely related to the Hungarian cymbalom,German/Swiss hackbrett, Iraqi and Iranian santir (probably the origin of all of these), Indian santoor, Korean yangum and Chinese yang qin.
 The Hammer or Hammered Dulcimer is larger instrument than the mountain dulcimer it is played by hitting the strings with wooden or cane hammers. It has large trapezium shaped solid wooden frame with a wooden soundboard and back plate. It has many strings in pairs, 3s or 4s stretched over long (sometimes individually moveable) bridges.
It is played in the British Isles and North America.

The Hammered dulcimer is a diatonic instrument, and the scales available go round the circle of 5ths. The diatonic scale is played by hitting the first 4 strings on the bass side, then switching to the first 4 on the treble side for the next 4 notes of the scale. If the lowest scale is A starting with the first course, then the D scale will start on the 4th course (the 4th note of the A scale), again using the first 4 notes on the bass (right) then switching to the treble (left) side. And so on with the scale of G, C and maybe even F.

The range of the dulcimer is up to 3 octaves usually from D to D”’ on a 29 course instrument. This gives the diatonic keys of A, D, G and C. Our smallest instrument with 17 courses has a range from G to A”, limiting the player to the keys of D and G.

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  • A CELTIC FAIR HAMMERED DULCIMER

    A CELTIC FAIR HAMMERED DULCIMER

    £13.99
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  • AutoHarp Wrench,Hammered Dulcimer,Harp Tuning Wrench

    AutoHarp Tuning Lever Wrench

    £15.79
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  • Autoharp tuning wrench

    Autoharp Tuning Wrench

    £9.99
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  • Dirt Simple Hammered Dulcimer

    Dirt Simple Hammered Dulcimer

    £16.99
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  • Dulcimer Hammers

    Dulcimer Hammers

    £8.99
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  • Dulcimer Hammers-Hearts

    Dulcimer Hammers-Hearts

    £12.99
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  • Easy Does It (Hammered Dulcimer)

    Easy Does It (Hammered Dulcimer)

    £10.99
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  • First Lessons Hammered Dulcimer

    First Lessons Hammered Dulcimer

    £10.99
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  • Hammered dulcimer 10/9 Single Strung

    Hammered dulcimer 10/9 Single Strung

    £359.00
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  • Hammered Dulcimer 12/11 Course

    Hammered Dulcimer 12/11 Course

    £429.00
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  • Hammered Dulcimer 16/15 Rosewood

    Hammered Dulcimer 16/15 Rosewood

    £499.00
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  • Sale! Hammered Dulcimer by Sherwood

    Hammered Dulcimer by Sherwood

    £419.00
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