It’s so easy to find dulcimer gifts, because there is so much beautiful music to choose from. Everything from folk songs, to classics, to hymns, to Christmas music. There is a dulcimer sound for all tastes. If you’re shopping for someone who plays this beautiful string instrument, we’re always on the lookout for the best dulcimer accessories and tools. Choose from music, instructional books for players, posters, coffee mugs, colorful buttons, trucker hats, cotton canvas tote bags, refrigerator magnets, cooking aprons, and more unique dulcimer gifts.
Ethan Coen (Filmmaker) The mountain music … is compelling music in its own right, harking back to a time when music was a part of everyday life and not something performed by celebrities.
Mill Run Dulcimer Band
Sing One Song For Me
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This top-rated book is an excellent guide for anyone who wants to learn Appalachian dulcimer music. In addition to music, the book includes a wealth of information about the instrument and some wonderful vintage photographs.
Everyone loves to receive shirts, and these designs were created specifically for dulcimers. There are dozens of styles to choose among for anyone from babies to adults. Click on any design to see loads of color and size options.
Here’s one of our top inexpensive gift ideas for dulcimer players. Refrigerator magnets always come in handy. Standard size square magnets measure 2 by 2 inches, and round magnets are typically available in three sizes. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper. Scratch and UV-resistant Mylar keeps magnets looking great for many years to come.
These versatile and affordable posters offer sharp, clean images with stunning and vibrant colors. These designs are available in several sizes and paper types. Need a frame? We can handle that too. Click on any image to see the options.
Classic cotton-poly twill blend aprons are another of our top picks for practical dulcimer gifts. Choose from several style and color options. Spacious front pockets hold plenty of utensils and cooking tools. Aprons are machine washable and proudly made in the U.S.A.
Mugs are one of our favorite affordable dulcimer gifts. Everyone can use a few mugs. Click on any mug to see how the design looks from different angles. Experiment with sizes, styles, and colors to create a personal gift.
Here’s another idea for inexpensive dulcimer gifts that can be worn. Standard-sized square buttons measure 2 inches by 2 inches. Round buttons are available in several sizes. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper and covered with scratch and UV-resistant Mylar for years of use and enjoyment. On many styles you can easily change the background color for complete customization.
One of the most popular dulcimer gifts is a set of playing cards. Each comes packaged in a cardboard box for easy gifting. Poker size cards measure 2.5 by 3.5 inches, with 52 playing cards and 2 jokers per deck. Click on any design to see the available options. Standard cards are printed on smooth card stock, and premium quality Bicycle playing cards are printed on durable semi-gloss card stock.
Joni Mitchell wrote “A Case of You” in 1970 and it became one of her best-known songs. The iconic singer-songwriter has devoted entire sets to the dulcimer over her long and successful performing career.
Joni Mitchell Unlike some of my peers, I haven’t really hit a writer’s block. When I hit a block I just paint, which is an old crop rotation trick.
Introduce someone to the sound of the santoor, one of the oldest instruments in the world with origins in the Middle East. We’re looking for the best gifts to make your shopping experience easy and fun. Choose from Persian and Indian music, T-shirts, cooking aprons, trucker hats, posters, cotton canvas tote bags, refrigerator magnets, ceramic coffee and stainless steel commuter mugs, colorful buttons, and more unique santoor gifts.
Anoushka Shankar People who have gone, are still here, in us. Places we came from, are carried to the places we go.
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma
With Zakir Hussain
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Music is a wonderful gift to give yourself. Even if you’re unfamiliar with Persian or Indian music, you’re going to love the exotic sound of the santoor.
Persian Santoor Music
Tehran-born Hossein Farjami is a highly respected musician. On his instrumental albums, Iranian folk song melodies are played on the santoor, accompanied by two drums, the dombak (goblet drum) and the daf (frame drum).
Shivkumar Sharma began training as a vocalist and tabla player at the age of five. At thirteen he began an intensive study of the santoor at the behest of his father. Firmly established as a master instrumentalist, he is credited as the first musician to play Indian classical music on the santoor.
Celebrate the exotic santoor string instrument with a practical shirt gift. The possibilities are endless with these shirt designs. Choose from a wide variety of styles and colors in sizes for all age groups. Click on any design to see what’s available.
Musical Hearts over Grunge Brush Strokes
Treble clef and bass clef symbols are combined to form musical hearts over grunge brush strokes in these colorful santoor designs.
Here’s one of our favorite inexpensive and practical gift ideas for santoor players. Refrigerator magnets always come in handy. Standard size square magnets measure 2 by 2 inches. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper. Scratch and UV-resistant Mylar keeps magnets looking fresh and new for years.
Classic cotton-poly twill blend aprons are another of our top picks for practical santoor gifts. Choose from several style and color options. Spacious front pockets hold plenty of utensils and cooking tools. Aprons are machine washable and proudly made in the U.S.A.
Mugs are a practical gift that can be used every day. These coffee mugs feature full designs that surround the surface. If you click on any image, you’ll be able to see the design from different views. There are many other sizes, styles, and colors to choose from. Stick with these styles, or customize to create the perfect mug gift.
Looking for cheap santoor gifts? Buttons are an inexpensive yet fun gift for music lovers to wear. These standard size square buttons measure 2 inches by 2 inches. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper and covered with scratch and UV-resistant Mylar. On some styles you can even change the background color for a customized button gift.
One of the most popular santoor gifts is a set of playing cards. Each comes packaged in a cardboard box for easy gifting. Poker size cards measure 2.5 by 3.5 inches, with 52 playing cards and 2 jokers per deck. Click on any design to see the available options. Standard cards are printed on smooth card stock, and premium quality Bicycle playing cards are printed on durable semi-gloss card stock.
The santoor is an ancient stringed instrument, a hammered dulcimer with origins in Mesopotamia. The Persian santur is played with a pair of lightweight wooden mallets that are held between the thumb, index, and middle fingers. The instrument is delicate and sensitive and produces an exotic sound.
Similar string instruments have been present since medieval times. The Indian santoor is wider and more rectangular with a higher number of strings. The mallets, or hammers, are held and played with a different technique.
The Chinese yangqin and the Greek santouri also derived from the Persian santur. The cimbalom, a larger Eastern European version of the santur, is used as an accompanying instrument in gypsy music. In many countries including the United States, the instrument is called a hammered dulcimer.
More Santoor Facts
A person who performs on this string instrument is called a santoorist.
Notable santoorists include Tarun Bhattacharya, Rijram Desad, Aryan Ezoji, Hossein Farjami, Varada Khadilkar, Parviz Meshkatian, Abhay Sopori, Bhajan Sopori, Rahul Sharma, Shivkumar Sharma, R. Visweswaran, and Satish Vyas.
Iranian musician and composer Parviz Meshkatian studied at the Tehran Academy of Arts, where he was introduced to radif, the Persian classical music repertoire. He produced some of the most beautiful recordings of contemporary Persian traditional music, collaborating with Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, a highly respected master of traditional Persian music. Meshkatian toured Europe and Asia, performing on the santur (santoor) and the setar (a member of the lute family). An avid researcher, Meshkatian went on to teach music at Tehran University.
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