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The Appalachian dulcimer (or mountain dulcimer) is a fretted string instrument of the zither family, typically with three or four strings. It is native to the Appalachian region of the United States. The body extends the length of the fingerboard, and its fretting is generally diatonic. Although the Appalachian dulcimer first appeared in the early 19th century among Scots-Irish immigrant...
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Soothing, relaxing instrumental music composed and played by Appalachian Dulcimer player Jerry Rockwell, with some guitar and synth parts. This music is often trance-inducing and has strong celtic folk influences. What is the sound of paradise? It is of course impossible to get a precise answer to that question. But I think that Jerry Rockwell on his new album Tapping at the Edge of Paradise...
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Richard is the owner of Folkcraft Instruments, which is one of the oldest and most respected musical instrument manufacturers in the country. Folkcraft makes a variety of stringed and fretted instruments, including Appalachian dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, kantele, dulcilele, and...
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Maureen received her first dulcimer for Christmas, 1989. She has studied dulcimer with the finest teachers in the world since that time. Maureen also is intensely interested in researching the instrument's history and the culture from which it came. For more than ten years, Maureen has taught...
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The Dulcimer Shop in Blowing Rock NC carrys North Carolina Appalachian and Hammered Dulcimers, McSpadden Dulcimers, and Dulcimer Kits. The Mountain Dulcimer originated in the Southern Appalachian Mountains some 200 years ago. It is about the easiest stringed instrument to learn to play. Bill and...
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The mountain or Appalachian dulcimer is an American folk instument originally found primarily in the hills of the Appalachian region. Simpler to make and easy to learn to play, it was an alternative to more complex instruments such as the fiddle, guitar or banjo. Its modest volume made it ideal for playing in the parlor or pickin' and singin' on the front porch. An excellent short history can...
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The Appalachian mountain dulcimer is a true American instrument dating back to the early 1800s in southwestern Virginia. The Gardners invite you to visit them at their shop in Sutlers Row during their upcoming Civil War Reenactments and judge the pleasing sound of this down-home instrument for yourself. Please click on the video below for an introduction to our dulcimers. That’s the image one...
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Learn which dulcimer is right for you, and the #1 thing you should look for in a mountain or lap dulcimer, for beginners or experienced players. For a whole set, the Appalachian APD-1 Dulcimer Pickin’ Pac can provide you with everything you need to learn how to play the dulcimer like a professional. With everything you need to learn right out of the box, this is a set that can teach everyone...
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Is a six-day celebration of the Mountain Dulcimer, the sweet stringed instrument developed in the 1800s in our Southern Appalachian mountains. Our ongoing goal is to offer you the most exciting and high-quality dulcimer learning vacation anywhere! Our management has 27 years of experience producing dulcimer events and more years loving and playing the instrument. We hire great player-teachers...
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Bill Robinson is a 3rd generation hammered dulcimer player living in St. Charles, Illinois. Known for his upbeat playing style, and unique dulcimer traditions handed down from generation to generation, Robinson is a master of the instrument.. The hammered dulcimer, not to be confused with the Appalachian dulcimer, is a trapezoidal instrument in which strings are stretched across and then struck...
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Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club Dulcimer; playing in East Tennessee; Lap Dulcimers; Hammered Dulcimers. If you experience any problems or see corrections on this website, please contact. Dedicated to teaching, sharing, and enjoying the playing of Appalachian and. The Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club is an educational, non-profit organization. Classes are offered for the beginner to the advanced...
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Welcome! Three Rivers Dulcimer Society (based in the Tri-Cities, Washington) first got together in March 2003. Our group continues to grow as people learn about us and hear us play. Folks in our group play mainly Appalachian mountain dulcimers, but we also have hammered dulcimers, mandolins, fiddles, guitars, penny whistles, bodhrans, flute, Irish harp, harmonica, cello and bass. We welcome all...
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The Charlotte Folk Society opens its 2016-2017 Gathering Series on Friday, August 12th. We are pleased to welcome The Snyder Family to perform in concert at 7:30 PM in the beautiful listening room of the Great Aunt Stella Center (926 Elizabeth Avenue, in the edge of Uptown Charlotte). Doors open at 7 PM. This concert is presented in partnership with Charlotte Community Radio. Monthly...
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These QuickTime large file downloads require a high-speed internet connection. Faith That Moves Mountains, SD version, features the instruments that are synonymous with mountain music (dulcimer, folk guitar, fiddle and more), playing classic songs of faith, all against the backdrop of autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains. Read more... Download $9.95 1.03 Gb File Size The Quest dives into the...
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Join Groups and Forum discussions that interest you, connect with new music friends, share photos, music clips, and videos, explore resources for buying instruments, music, and learning materials. Ask your beginner questions and learn to play your favorite tunes! All who love the Appalachian dulcimer are welcome here no matter what your style, skill level, or musical tastes. Fear...
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Enjoy the simple, sweet tones of these finely manufactured instruments.The Mountain or Appalachian dulcimer is one of the easiest of all stringed instruments to play.The Dulcimer is in the midst of a great revival. People around the world are buying, building and playing this unique and historic musical instrument! I hand craft each of my dulcimers in my woodshop, located in beautiful Elliott...
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Handcrafted Mountain Dulcimers in the beautiful foothills of Eastern Kentucky! Enjoy the simple, sweet tones of these finely manufactured instruments.The Mountain or Appalachian dulcimer is one of the easiest of all stringed instruments to play.The Dulcimer is in the midst of a great revival. People around the world are buying, building and playing this unique and historic musical instrument! I...
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Mountain Made Music, dulcimers, Berg Dulcimers, Mountain dulcimers, Appalachian dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, lap harps. Dulcimers, Mountain Dulcimers, Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimers, Lap Harps, Bowed Psalteries, Berg Dulcimers. #1723 Elliptical 6-string Mountain Dulcimer Package Deal Canvas Case $499.00. Package includes: Dulcimer, Canvas Case, chromatic tuner, book, pick, noter. Package...
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When I started playing, I had the good fortune to play with and learn from some great musicians who took the time and patience to help me along the road. A few years ago I decided it was time for me to pass on what I've picked up over the years to new generations of players. You'll find a wide variety of music, chords and tabs on my site - all freely downloadable - relating to over 300 videos...
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Welcome to the Mountain Dulcimer Players of Lancaster. And that's why a dulcimer can be so easy to play...as long as it's in tune...just play one string...and you make music....on a bagpipe with strings. The Mountain Dulcimer is also known as a Lap, Fretted, Traditional or Appalachian Dulcimer. It is one of a very few purely American instruments. A dulcimer has four (or three strings.) The bass...
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