How to Make and Play a Hammered Dulcimer

You can build a hammered dulcimer with a clear, brilliant voice from readily-available materials and using building skills that are little different from those required to build a box.



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Figure 2: Top view.
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Figure 1: Inside view.
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A charming, old-time musical instrument returns to our midst.
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Figure 3: Pin patterns.
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Figure 5: Tuning the pins.
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Figure 4: Front view.
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Figure 6: Dulcimer hammer pattern.
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"Camptown Races"
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Tuning chart, and how tuning relates to musical notation.
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Two chord possibilities.
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String-course numbering system.
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