The dulcimer is shaped like an hourglass. It comes in several different varieties that have anywhere from three to eight strings. The strings can be picked like guitar strings. For different sounds, some dulcimer players fingerpick the strings or even play them with a bow like a violin.
Thereof, is a dulcimer easy to play?
Easy to Play The fact that the dulcimer has only three strings makes it much easier to play than a guitar, banjo, mandolin, or fiddle. It is also not as hard to push the strings down as it is on a guitar. You do not have to be able to read music to play the dulcimer.
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Considering this, what does a dulcimer sound like?
The dulcimer gets its name from the Latin word dulcis meaning “sweet” and the Greek word melos for “sound.” The instrument has three or four strings, but simple melodies are mostly carried on only one (or two) strings. The others act as a drone note – making it sound a bit like a bagpipe.
What kind of instrument is a dulcimer?