View Full Version : Dulcimer! Hammered or appalachian

07-31-2011, 06:44 AM
Anyone else play? Admittedly, it's because of the mountain dulcimer that I've been pretty absent on these forums for about a month, it's been getting all my attention.

07-31-2011, 07:09 AM
if you have enough moonshine, you'll get hammered

Hippie Dribble
08-25-2011, 03:59 PM
hi lovinforkful

I've started learning the appalachian dulcimer just lately. It's a pretty cheap one from 'Apple Creek' but I love it to bits. baby steps at the moment...'Kumbaya', 'Skip To My Lou', 'Go tell Aunt Rhody' etc but really enjoying it mate. :)

08-25-2011, 07:35 PM
I'm a long-time hammered dulcimer player--bought my first one 31 years ago. I also mess around with mountain dulcimers, autoharps, whistles, fiddle, bodhran, as well as steel tongue drums. I don't know what my life would be like if it weren't for music!!!

08-26-2011, 12:11 PM
I just start a thread of my new dulcimer that I've got....

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?52334-My-new-baby...this-thing-is-so-cool (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?52334-My-new-baby...this-thing-is-so-cool!)!

08-27-2011, 09:22 AM
I have a 'walkabout' dulcimer , love it


08-27-2011, 09:27 AM
I played hammered dulcimer for a couple of years but about six years ago I started mountain dulcimer. I fell in love with it and ended up selling my hammered dulcimer. My vote is for mountain dulcimer.

08-28-2011, 02:44 PM
I've been thinking about learning the dulicmer lately. I grew up in a part of Appalachia, I remember we had a dulicmer building class in high school.
Stupid me, I did not take it.

How difficult is it to learn compared to the ukulele?

08-28-2011, 03:52 PM
its like one string and doesn't have all the notes so anyone can play it. two drone strings and one string played. I have one from KY.

harpdog cc
08-29-2011, 03:43 AM
I was surprised by my wife with a Christmas gift of a lap dulcimer a number of years ago.
Roselle Dulcimers of Roselle, Illinois. Kind of a long scale. Haven't learned much on it yet.

We bought a hammered dulcimer for my wife, but it's collecting dust.

08-29-2011, 05:26 AM
C.B Gitty has a piece on making dulcimers.