Sound Clips and Associated Instruments

Here are some images and sound clips of recent dulcimers.. These are typical of the sounds my dulcimers produce. (The clips were recorded directly into a PC via the sound card using a small microphone mounted near a sound hole, and with no subsequent sound processing. A flat pick was used.)

Dulcimer#31 -Western Red Cedar and New Guinea Rosewood

Dulc31_WesternRedCedar_NewGuineaRosewood
Hourglass style dulcimer with Western Red Cedar top and Papua New Guinea Rosewood back, sides and fretboard (Pteracarpus Indicus).

Tramps and Hawkers

Dulcimer #32 – Western Red Cedar and Black Wattle

Dulc32_WesternRedCedar_BlackWattle

Hourglass style dulcimer with Western Red Cedar top and Black Wattle back, sides and fretboard (Acacia Mearnsii).

Chosen Country
(Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith – “Deepening”)

 

Dulcimer #78 – Western Red Cedar and Tualang

Dulc78_WesternRedCedar_Tualang

Hourglass dulcimer with Western Red Cedar top and Tualang back, sides and fretboard.

Child Grove


John Henry


Wayfaring Stranger

 

Dulcimer #80 – Sitka Spruce and Australian Red Cedar

Dulc80_SitkaSpruce_AustralianRedCedar

Hourglass dulcimer with Sitka Spruce top, Australian Red Cedar back and sides and Mahogany fretboard overlayed with Ironbark.

I’ll Fly Away


Marie’s Wedding