Hammered Dulcimer Resources

Dulcimer Player's News (DPN)

A journal devoted to both the hammered and fretted dulcimer with tunes, tips for beginners, reviews, instrument care and repair, interviews and festival information. You can click on the link above to subscribe online or you can use the information below to subscribe

Email: angie@dpnews.com
Phone: 423-886-3966
Mail: Dulcimer Players News
P.O. Box 278
Signal Mountain, TN 37377

Dulcimer School

Dulcimer School is a online resource for those seeking instruction in the art of dulcimer playing. From the beginner to the advanced. Dulcimer School will guide you through all of the essential techniques for both the Hammered Dulcimer and Appalachian Dulcimer

Taught by Steve Seifert and Dan Landrum.

The Kitchen Musician's Hammered Dulcimer Site

This site has alot of information about hammered dulcimers and everything related to the instrument.

Everything Dulcimer

Find teachers, builders, performers, stores, festivals, clubs with the Everything Dulcimer Listings.
If you're a teacher, builder, performer or merchant of anything dulcimer related, then list yourself, and your wares on this site. Currently being developed in collaboration with Dulcimer Player's News.

Cimbalom World Association

The Cimbalom World Association (CWA) aims to bring together artists who play cimbalom and similar instruments like yangqin, santur, hackbrett, hammered dulcimer, tympanon, qanun, kantele, etc. as well as interested organisations and individuals. They organize Congresses which bring together artists from all over the globe.

Hammered Dulcimer Mailing List

This list is for players and builders of hammered dulcimers, even people that love the music made by hammered dulcimers. It doesn't matter if you've been thinking about learning to play the hammered dulcimer or you've been performing or teaching on the hammered dulcimer for years. There's something here for people at every level. Subjects include (but are not limited to) learning and playing techniques, tune sources, arranging, playing with others, and dulcimer (and other acoustic music) festivals. Click on the link above to join or to access the archives.

Hammered Dulcimer Player's List.

Brett Ridgeway maintains this list organized by state with an indication of who teaches in each state. A valuable resource

Finding Music on the Web

A guide to finding music to listen to or purchase or just play. Good collection of sources with small explanations. Was Compiled by Chuck Boody in 2008/ 2009

Building your own Hammered Dulcimer

I get a fair number of requests for information on building your own dulcimer. Fortunately there is a lot more information available now than there was when I got started 30 years ago. The link takes you to a bunch more information I've pulled together. I'm sure there is more.

Historical Hammered Dulcimers

I've started to post photos of historical hammered dulcimers I run across to a board on Pinterest. You are welcome to add to that board.