Mountain Dulcimer

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

si-mountain-dulcimer-lrgThe Appalachian, or mountain dulcimer, first appeared in the homes of Scottish immigrants in the Appalachian mountains.  Beyond this, the etymology of the instrument is unclear, although many theories exist.  It is considered one of the easiest stringed instruments to play.  Generally, the technique is to lie it flat across the lap and pluck or strum with one hand while using the other to fret.  It can also be placed on a table to boost volume.