About The Hammer Dulcimer
The hammer dulcimer is one of the oldest instruments still played today, and versions of it
are found in almost every country in the world. It dates back to biblical times and is
mentioned in the book of Daniel 3:10...”and every man that shall hear the sound of the
coronet, flute, harp, psaltery and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, shall fall down and
worship...”  Music is made on the hammer dulcimer by striking it’s strings with small
wooden hammers (much like a piano) and is, in fact, the instrument from which the piano
evolved.  The word dulcimer comes from the Latin “Dulcis” (sweet) and “Melos” (song).