Hammered Dulcimer

Posted at July 20, 2013 | By : | Categories : Strings | 0 Comment

This instrument is found in many forms across Eurasia.  These include the large Hungarian cymbalom, the Chinese yanqin, the Indian santoor, and the Middle Eastern santoor.  It is the forerunner of the piano, and anyone who has looked inside a piano will likely notice the similarities in construction.  In the case of the hammered dulcimer, the hammers, instead of being attached to keys, are held in the hand.dustyStrings-apprentice-dulcimer-natural-1