I was asked to post the origins of the hammered dulicmer,Here is the orgins as best as I can explain.This instrument is generally credited to have began about 2,000 years ago in the area of Iran&Iraq,then called Pursia,where it was called a santur.In different parts of the world it is called different names.too many to list here. I can suggest that you google the hammered dulicmer,and you will find several different sources to read.one of the soirces is Wikipedia,there are others.All I know is that I enjoy listening to the different tapes and c/ds that i have.I will admit that I have not played my dulicmer regularly for a long time,partially due to the seizures,I’m afraid of falling on it and distroying it.Someting that I do not want to due since it cost me a lot of money when I bought it.I had also bought a bunch of different books with music for the dulicmer and had taken some lessions.
I do hope that I have shead som light on this instrument that berings me such pleasure,even if I cannot play it my self.
Good Afternoon Mike,\”THANK YOU\” for sharing some of the history on the Dulcimer. I do hope that someday you will be able to play it again. I know you are very proud of it and I can understand you not wanting to hurt it. They do cost alot of money. I have been to a place up in the hills of Arkansas that make some of the dulcimers. In fact, Mt. View, AR, that got hit by the Tornado just this week, makes some of them. You can also see people on the square playing the dulcimer and other instruments they make up there. It\’s been a long time since I have been to Mt. View myself, but my Parents and Sister takes the girls every year. If you have time and are interested, you can visit my blog and check out my last post which was on Tuesday night. I have some websites that you can click on and see some of the damages. I haven\’t been posting anymore because my DH is home this week. I want to spend as much time with him as I can. I have been on his schedule since he\’s been home. He drives nights and sleeps days. Hopefully next week I will get back on track and start my regular posting again. Take care my friend and have a great day/weekend. May God Bless You and Yours. Personally, I am glad you took the code off. They get on my nerves. LOL. Sometimes I have a hard time reading them and I have to put in another code. Just a pain in the butt if you ask me. LOL.Karen H.
Thanks for sharing this. How did you first become interested in the instrument or the music?
Karen,thank you for your remarks.Bipolaylawyercook,I emailed you the explanation.and I do believe that I have that information on one of my first blogs.
Mike,It\’s clear you love this instrument and I hope you\’ll find a way to enjoy playing it again for I\’m sure it brings soothing pleasure. Thanks for sharing.Hugs and blessings,
Mike,Thank you for this background information on the hammered dulcimer. It\’s nice to know the history of this wonderful instrument!Tina