Hammered Dulcimer Video & Audio

These recordings were made with the same microphone placement for all the dulcimers. There were no effects or equalization added, or other manipulation of the sound.

The tune played is Josefins Dopvals (Josephine's Baptismal Waltz), written by Roger Tallroth (used by permission). All tracks were played by Ray Mooers. After an arpeggio with wooden hammers, the first half of the tune is played with leather covered hammers and the second half with wooden hammers.

Note: We sometimes make changes to our dulcimer models that are purely visual and do not affect the sound. We try to keep the photos on the model pages up to date, but be aware that the videos may not show the most current version.

    Audio Only

    These are the same tracks used in the videos.

    Notes:

    • The Prelude and Apprentice are the same instrument, just with a different color of lacquer.
    • The D500 and D550 have the same body and the same sound. The only difference is the extended bass range on the D550. This is illustrated in the range comparison sound clip.
    • The D600 and D650 have the same body and the same sound. The only difference is the extended bass range on the D650. This is illustrated in the range comparison sound clip.
    • We do not yet have a recording of the PD40, but it has a very similar quality of sound to the D45. For an idea of what you can do with the PD40, check out this YouTube video of Dan Landrum.