I think this is going to be a fun addition to the palette of timbres. The hammer dulcimer is a beautiful instrument favored in folk traditions. I found this one wildly out of tune at Woody’s Music and thought this bizarre tuning would be great for a science fiction feature film I’m scoring. With some creative editing and processing it’s going to be great for sound design resource material too. An impulse purchase for sure… but worth it.


Here’s the first track produced with the hammer-dulcimer. Obviously… it’s not folk music. 😉