A trapezoidal instrument of the zither family. Strings, which are stretched over a soundboard, may be hit by hammers (Hammered dulcimer) or plucked (Mountain or Appalachian dulcimer). The name dulcimer is derived from latin and translated means "sweet sounds".

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Dulcimer Player News
Journal devoted to both hammered and fretted dulcimer with tunes, tips for beginners, reviews, instrument care and repair, interviews, festival information, and dulcimer history.
Dulcimers - from David Kettlewell's Thesis
Photos of English hammered and trapezoid-plucked dulcimer players. Playing traditions, history, structure, and use.
EverythingDulcimer.Com
A website for those interested in the hammered dulcimer or the mountain dulcimer. Includes discussion groups, tips for beginners, event listings, a marketplace of products, tablature, chat room, teacher and club listings, and a contest offering dulcimer-related prizes.
Susan Vinson Sherlock
Folk musician based in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Includes biography, recordings, schedule of appearances, and information on hammered dulcimer lessons.
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