Hammered dulcimers

dulcimerHammered dulcimers, are known by various names in different countries, such as cimbalom, hackbrett, Hakkebrett, yangqin, khim, antouri, santoor, salterio, and yanggeum. In Hungary, for instance, the large concert cimbalom, which has a range and weight comparable to a small piano, is utilized in both classical orchestral and folk music. Although the hammered dulcimer is a versatile and melodious instrument, it typically has the drawback of lacking a damping mechanism. But that doesn’t matter in sampler instruments, as the string is dampened when the key is released.

Wrongtools has made a library called Hakkebrett, that combines two table-top hammered dulcimers (or zithers).

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