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Dulcimer Gifts: Shirts, Mugs, Totes, Music, Accessories

Dulcimer Gifts

Dulcimer Gifts

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.

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One of the best and most affordable dulcimer gifts is music.

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The Appalachian Dulcimer Book

by Michael Murphy

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.

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Dulcimer Shirts

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.

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I Love Dulcimer Double Bass Clef Heart

Share your love for the dulcimer. Mirror image bass clef heart designs are available for both dulcimer players and enthusiasts.

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Easily Distracted by Dulcimer Players

Here are some designs for animal lovers who are easily distracted by the sound of dulcimer players. Choose from playful cats and dogs in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes for the whole family.

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If I Can’t Bring My Dulcimer, You Won’t See Me

Invite me, invite my dulcimer. That’s the way it is for any musician who loves to play this beautiful string instrument.

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The Coolest People on Earth are Dulcimer Players

Who are the coolest people on earth? Dulcimer players, of course! Spread the word about this cool string instrument. Makes a great gift for any music student, music teacher, or dulcimerist.

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Dulcimer Hats

Dulcimer trucker hats are available in eleven color choices. Hats feature a 100% polyester foam front and a 100% nylon mesh back to keep you cool. Trucker hats are adjustable from 17 to 24 inches.

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Dulcimer Magnets

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.

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Dulcimer Tote Bags

Versatile and durable cotton canvas tote bags are another practical gift idea for musicians. These designs are available in many style and color choices to please any dulcimer player or enthusiast.

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Dulcimer Posters

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.

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Dulcimer Aprons

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.

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Dulcimer Mugs

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.

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Dulcimer Buttons

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.

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Joni Mitchell

From the 1971 Album Blue

The mountain dulcimer takes center stage during this 1974 live performance in London. 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 this unique string instrument over her long and successful performing career.

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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.

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Santoor Facts: Shop for Instruments, Accessories, Gifts

Santoor Facts

Santoor Facts

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.

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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.

Hammered Dulcimer in a Painted Soundbox

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Performed by Parviz Meshkatian

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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Quality Persian Santoor

Product details:

  • Walnut wood body
  • Brass, steel strings
  • Pair of hammers
  • Hard carrying case
  • Extra set of strings
  • Tuning wrench

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Dulcimer Facts: Shop for Instruments, Accessories, Gifts

Dulcimer Facts

Dulcimer Facts

The dulcimer is a musical string instrument in the zither family. Unlike the zither, the dulcimer is typically characterized by three or four strings. There are several common styles, though the Appalachian and mountain styles are considered the most popular.

Here’s one of our favorite dulcimer facts. Over the years, the dulcimer has acquired a number of nicknames including “harmonium,” “hog fiddle,” “music box,” “harmony box,” and “mountain zither.”

The dulcimer first appeared in the early 19th century among Scotch-Irish immigrant communities in the Appalachian Mountains of the United States. Historians speculate that early settlers were unable to craft the more complex, dramatically curved violin. This was due to a lack of tools and time. Once dulcimers were mass-produced, design changes resulted in an instrument that was easier to build and play. The body was made larger, and geared tuners replaced traditional wooden pegs, making tuning easier and more reliable.

With just three or four strings and a simple diatonic fret pattern, the Appalachian dulcimer is considered one of the easiest string instruments to learn. It’s a wonderful introduction to the world of stringed instruments, and an excellent choice for folk song accompaniment.

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A person who performs on this string instrument is called a dulcimerist. However, this term is rarely used. Most artists refer to themselves as dulcimer players.

Does the instrument look familiar to you? Songstress Joni Mitchell played one on her 1971 album “Blue” and is credited with popularizing the instrument outside of United States folk music circles. Her live performances sometimes include an entire set devoted to the instrument.

Other big-name musicians have also been known to play the instrument. Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones featured an Appalachian dulcimer on the songs “Lady Jane” and “I Am Waiting.” Pop star Cyndi Lauper also played one on her songs “A Night to Remember” and “Sisters of Avalon.”

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Performed by Stephen Seifert

Nashville-based musician Stephen Seifert plays “Whiskey Before Breakfast” on a mountain dulcimer. If you’d like to learn to play, Stephen has a series of videos that you can find on his Dulcimer School website. He is widely recognized as one of the most versatile and talented contemporary players, and is a frequent performer at American folk music festivals. Stephen has also performed with a number of classical symphonies throughout the United States.

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Applecreek ACD100 Dulcimer

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  • Laminated spruce top, back, and sides
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  • 6-1/2 frets
  • 31″ length
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