Bill Flanagan – Hammered Dulcimer

Hammered dulcimer web resources

Hammered dulcimer web resources

Here are a few links related to hammered dulcimer. I’ve listed the major sites first, since these will gateway you to a much more extensive array of hammered dulcimer information than I can provide here. If you’d like your site to be listed here, just drop me a line.

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My favorite hammered dulcimer CDs

My favorite hammered dulcimer CDs

The hammered dulcimer has a hauntingly beautiful sound and is used in a variety of musical styles including Celtic, new age, classical (particularly medieval and renaissance), up-tempo fiddle tunes, and so on. There are quite a few hammered dulcimer recordings to choose from. First I’ll list some general sources for hammered dulcimer CDs, and then I’ll discuss some of my personal favorite hammered dulcimer recordings.

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Instruction books & videos I’ve used

Instruction books & videos I’ve used

There’s actually a fair amount of instructional material available for the hammered dulcimer. Here I’ll discuss the books and videos that I’ve used, along with information about where to purchase this stuff and some links to other book and video information on the web.

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Getting started on hammered dulcimer

Getting started on hammered dulcimer

Here are a few suggestions based on my own experience with getting started on hammered dulcimer. Of course you’ll want to do your own research, and there is plenty of information available elsewhere on the web. But basically all you need is a hammered dulcimer (including a set of hammers and a tuning wrench — these are usually provided with the instrument), an electronic tuner, a stand to hold the instrument while you play, and some instruction books or videos.

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