Hammered Dulcimer Video and Tuning Resources

To introduce folks to the various instruments we build and how to tune and upkeep them, we have put together several How-To videos. We hope you enjoy our videos and find them helpful. Subscribe to our YouTube channel where we roll out new videos quite often.

Find and print your tuning chart below, and skim through some of our tuning and tips blog posts for additional information. Ready? Grab your tuning wrench and electronic tuner and let’s get started!

Helpful Documents and Dulcimer Tuning Diagrams

The following is a list of documents that are frequently requested.  We are providing them here so that you may have easy access to them. All of the documents are printable.

Pick the dulcimer tuning diagram that correlates with your Songbird model.

How-To Videos

Chris Foss demystifying the hammered dulcimer │ Songbird Dulcimers

Demystifying the hammered dulcimer
it’s easy to learn and play!

Tuning the Hammered Dulcimer part 1 │Songbird Dulcimers

Tuning the hammered dulcimer
Part 1: In this video, Chris talks about electronic tuners and the basics to get you started tuning the treble bridge.

Tuning the Hammered Dulcimer part 2 │Songbird Dulcimers

Tuning the hammered dulcimer
Part 2: In this video, Chris explains the bass bridge and how to tune it by ear. If you aren’t quite confident in your ear’s abilities, use your electronic tuner or tuner app to get accurate results! Tuning only takes 5 to 10 minutes!

Changing Hammered Dulcimer Strings │Songbird Dulcimers

Changing strings on your hammered dulcimer

Adjusting Hammered Dulcimer Treble Bridges │Songbird Dulcimers

Adjusting hammered dulcimer treble bridges