hammer dulcimer
noun Date: 1953 dulcimer 1 — called also hammered dulcimer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dulcimer — may refer to two types of musical instruments: Appalachian dulcimer, a fretted, plucked musical instrument which is also referred to as a mountain dulcimer , lap dulcimer , hog fiddle , fretted dulcimer or simply dulcimer Hammered dulcimer, a… …   Wikipedia

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  • Hammer — /ham euhr/, n. Armand, 1898 1990, U.S. businessman and art patron. * * * I Tool for pounding or delivering repeated blows. Hand hammers have a handle and striking head. Surfaces of hammerheads vary in size, angle of orientation to the handle… …   Universalium

  • Dulcimer — A musical instrument played by striking its strings of differing lengths with a hammer. [< Lat. dulcis = sweet + melos = a song or melody] Cf. Psaltery …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Hammered dulcimer — Infobox instrument name=Hammered Dulcimer names=Dulcimer, Hammer Dulcimer, Four Hammer Dulcimer, it: Salterio image capt=Diatonic hammered dulcimer color=#FFEC8B classification=Percussion instrument (Chordophone), String instrument range= related …   Wikipedia

  • hammered dulcimer — noun see hammer dulcimer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Michael Masley — (born September 22, 1952 in Trenton, Michigan, USA) is known for his musical work on the Hungarian cymbalom. His unique method of playing the instrument comes from his invention of the bowhammer, a cross between a fiddle bow and a dulcimer hammer …   Wikipedia

  • Guy Carawan — Infobox Musical artist Name = Guy Carawan Img capt = Guy Carawan, ca. 1990; photograph by Heather Carawan Img size = 180px Landscape = Background = solo singer Birth name = Alias = Born = July 27, 1927 Died = Origin = Los Angeles, California… …   Wikipedia

  • Chet Parker — (August, 1891–1975) was a hammered dulcimer player from Michigan. Chet Parker was born the son of a blacksmith. His first instruments were the snare drum and the fife. He also learned to play the fiddle (his father was a fiddler) and to read… …   Wikipedia

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