hammered dulcimer

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hammered dulcimer

or hammer dulcimer
n.
A musical instrument with wire strings of graduated lengths stretched over a sound box, played by striking with two padded hammers.
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(130) Schneebeli's postscript clarified that the deported prisoners were apparently transported to Turin to an official by the name of Hackbrett. From there, they were to be brought to the galleys in spring.
A marquee has been set up at a road intersection further on in front of another restaurant, aptly named Rossli (horse) and we are greeted with glasses of sparkling wine and music played on a hackbrett (Hammered dulcimer).
You'll get to hear Bundeli folk artistes from Madhya Pradesh, German folk artist Petra Rehwald on the Hackbrett ( a Bavarian folk instrument) with Fakhroddin Ghaffari on the Persian Tombek, and Swiss composer Li's ' Orbital Garden'.
His name was Michael Joseph Gusikow who invented an instrument called a hackbrett, a so-called 'straw fiddle,' a predecessor of the modern xylophone.
The oldest combination of musical instruments, and one still used at the beginning of the 20th century especially in the Cheb region and on the Bohemian-Moravian borders, was the short necked fiddle and bagpipes, sometimes augmented with hackbrett and clarinet.
Also classified as a chordophone is an instrument that is quite unusual in Bohemia--a hackbrett, the name for a small form of dulcimer, and better known in German-speaking countries.