A trapezoidal instrument of the zither family and widely regarded as the precursor of the piano. 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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Dulcimers - from David Kettlewell's Thesis
Photos of English hammered and trapezoid-plucked dulcimer players. Playing traditions, players, history, structure, and use.
Fred Woodley's Dulcimer Den
The history, characteristics and players of the Birmingham style dulcimer, a regional variation with curved front and back rails, lower bass section and plucked as well as hammered.
Music Magic
Tim Manning, dulcimer maker from Frome, Somerset.. History, music, tuning, maintenance plus models and accessories.
Nonsuch Dulcimer Club
UK club for players of the hammered and mountain dulcimer. Membership information, events, articles, and links.
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