View Full Version : Hammered dulcimer

12-03-2014, 05:42 AM
Hi, I just bought a hammered (used) dulcimer. It's nothing fancy, and I'm having new hammers made. I'll post a pic when it comes home.
Does anyone else here play one of these? How can I find out how to tune it?

12-03-2014, 06:15 AM
Hi, my spouse has played hammer dulcimer for decades. He's bought them and made them and has certainly tuned them a lot. I play a little and generally know how to tune it, but he'll know exactly, depending on the size, how many courses of strings and so on. Can you post the maker and the size? The size is usually given in the number of courses on each side, or sets of strings. Examples are 12/11. 13/14, 14/15, 15/16.
He'll be home in a few hours and I'll show the post to him.

Jim Yates
12-21-2014, 08:33 PM
My spouse also plays hammered dulcimer. I play a few chords and boom chunk back-up with bass runs, but leave the solos to her.

12-21-2014, 09:00 PM
My spouse also plays hammered dulcimer. Are we starting a trend here?