What key is a hammered dulcimer in?
Most traditional American hammered dulcimers have the major keys of F, C, G and D easily available, which works well for a variety of musical styles like old-time, bluegrass, hymns, Celtic tunes, and even some pop music.
What is a 12 11 dulcimer?
12/11 dulcimers have 12 courses of strings on the treble (left) bridge and 11 courses on the bass (right) bridge. Each course is made up of two strings that are tuned in unison. A case, tuning wrench and & set of hammers is included with each dulcimer package.
How many notes does a hammered dulcimer have?
Bridge Configuration, Body Size & Range Hammered dulcimer sizes are often described by the number of notes on each bridge. For example, a 16/15 dulcimer has 16 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 15 courses on the bass bridge, which translates to about 3 octaves of overall range.
Where can I find the tuning charts for the tsimbls?
The tuning charts for the Tsimbls are located on their own page as well. Many of you are confused about Standard and Piano marking systems. These marking schemes are only offered as options for the Linear Chromatic.
What tuning schemes are included in the custom performance 3/16/18/9?
If you need printable versions of tuning schemes along with the string gauges to go with it, go to this list of tuning charts. The Custom Performance 3/16/18/9 includes D#4/G#3 on Treble 1 and all bass courses for a full four octaves.
How many octaves does a hammered dulcimer have?
This instrument has a total of 4 1/2 octaves. It is fully chromatic from A2 to A6 (four octaves) It uses a single treble 1 bridge and bass bridges on the right for ease of playing. This is the largest hammered dulcimer I make.
Is there a tuning chart for 3/16/18/9?
If you need printable versions of tuning schemes along with the string gauges to go with it, go to this list of tuning charts. The Custom Performance 3/16/18/9 includes D#4/G#3 on Treble 1 and all bass courses for a full four octaves. I am now adding the low D#3 on Bass 2 so a 3/16/18/9 is equivalent in notes to the my old model 3/19/18/9.