A different way to play Canon in D
Use a headset if you can.
I've the music if anyone wants to see it. The bass bridge is on the right, treble on the left. Chromatic bridge on either the far left or right - if there is one. Mine will be on the far right side - where the other low notes are.
Rosemary, Music has 2 treble clefs or treble and bass clef depending on the music though there is a tablature notation too which also includes hammer notation.
Thanks Ann, I figured I was answering the wrong question :-) If you would like to see the music you can download the PDF here:
It also makes a nice Irish reel.
Speaking of Irish, I bet a lot of Irish harp music would be adaptable.
Dang ... no electrification. No pedal-board! LOL
Lol Paul :) I'm not really a fan of all of that though I can appreciate it.
Fun facts... The "hammered dulcimer," like the related cimbalom, came into Europe through the Middle East, ultimately from the Persian santur. The santur also went East from Persia, where it became the yangqin in China. It was first made popular in Europe c.1700 when Pantaleon Hebenstreit wowed audiences at the court of Dresden with his monster nine-foot version (called "Pantalon" or "Pantaleon") that could play loud and soft. Though Cristofori's piano e forte was built just a little later than the Hebenstreit's first instruments, there is no evidence that it was influenced by the hot-rod hammered dulcimer. Still, it is not out of the question that Mr. Hebestreit actually played the continuo part to Pachelbel's Canon. I once did a gig with a guy who played that exact part on the hammered dulcimer, and got me to improvise over it (it was a common back-up part used by improvising musicians at the time, in fact), which was fun to do.
Thanks Paul, that's fun! It's interesting to me that pretty much every part of the world has something that looks like the hammered dulcimer. They use different tunings and serve different roles, and the music may, or may not be compatible, but everyone pretty much has a percussive stringed instrument - as well as a bowed stringed instrument or dozen :-)
If it's a trapezoidal-shaped zither played by hammers, then its ancestor is definitely the Persian santur. Now, here is a wild violinist.com connection--
Very interesting - I've read the hammered dulcimer is the ancestor of the cimbalom and sources differ as to whether the HD (originating in the Middle East no later than the 9th century, some say much earlier) inspired the Santor or vice versa, or developed independently. Regardless, hammered zithers in whatever form have been around a LONG time!