Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
A. Bert Christianson
Dan A. Unruh
The Appalachian Plucked Dulcimer is an instrument neglected by musicologists for several reasons: (1) its history has been clouded in time due to the lack of written information concerning it, and (2) the plucked dulcimer is often confused with that of the hammered dulcimer, one of the early ancestors of the piano. Very little information is available concerning its history, construction and playing techniques.
Nutter, Stewart S., "The Southern Appalachian Dulcimer" (1973). Graduate Student Research Papers. 188.