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a stringed instrument used in American folk music

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a trapezoidal zither whose metal strings are struck with light hammers

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Constantinidis's piano works also reveal his deep understanding of the instrument's technical potential and his skill at replicating the sound of folk instruments, such as the violin and the santouri--a kind of a hammered dulcimer.
Chimney Rock Park, NC Hammered Dulcimer Music: John Mason plays holiday music from lOam-4pm.
Playing melodeon and hammered dulcimer, Pete will also be joined by fellow members of the Aardvark Ceilidh Band - guitarist Pete Laity, Colin Halliwell on percussion and Martin Trewinnard on bass.
Strolling up Broad Street, you might meet a man wearing a Victorian frock coat playing "Greensleeves" on the hammered dulcimer (and selling tapes).
They also play a squared-off hammered dulcimer -- a yang qin; the erhu -- a two-string violin; the pear-shaped, four-stringed pipa lute; and the bamboo dizi and vertical xiao flutes.
Tristan and Tashina Clarridge, well known by those steeped in the American fiddle tradition, are joined on stage by hammered dulcimer virtuoso Simon Chrisman.
A hypnotic hammered dulcimer melody and sampled Buddhist monk chants set a meditative tone, while electronic glitches, break beats, and skittering 32nd-note high-hat patterns convey vitality and motion.
It was a beautiful spring day in Chinatown when I stopped by the Mencius Society to talk with Xiao Xiannian, a virtuoso of the Chinese hammered dulcimer known as theyangqin.
Brody, he began touring with her around the country, taking up the concertina and hammered dulcimer and has opened his own recording studio.
Maggie Sanson is a world class hammered dulcimer player who in addition to faithfully rendering traditional music, is able to combine ancient instruments with contemporary instruments to produce music that is as engaging as it is memorable.
Geoff Smith, the wizard of the hammered dulcimer, returns to the region at the end of the month for his latest virtuoso performance of film accompaniment.
Additionally, musical performances will include a smooth jazz trio and the lilting notes of a hammered dulcimer.
Near Asheville NC Hammered Dulcimer Workshop: At Chimney Rock Park, intermediate hammered dulcimer players will learn how to jazz up a tune with embellishments & chord placements, plus how to adapt them for other songs.
Riu, Riu, Chiu (Nowell Sampler 8606): Strong percussive impact from cymbals, hammered dulcimer, and flute attacks.
As an instrumentalist he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the hammered dulcimer.