The Wildwood has four string courses which are loop end strings: a wound string at the top, an unwound center string, and two unwound strings tuned in unison, at the bottom. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DADD to make it easy to pick up and play. The frets are arranged in a diatonic scale, just like an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, but added is the infamous "6 1/2" fret just below the octave position allowing play in Ionian mode. The Bridge to nut is 24 1/2". The possibilities are many, playing the Wildwood Dulcimer can as easy or as complicated as you care to make it. Explore!
This harp is decorated with a skillfully hand carved woodland theme. There are stylized branches and leaves entwined on the side panels. On the pillar arm is a mythical flying squirrel clinging to the side of a tree. You can see it perched over the flowers that carpet the forest floor.
Extra string set
The possible combinations or reeds of can produce hundreds of sounds. The male shruti has a deeper sound than the female.
To play, open one or more reeds by pushing the toggle to the side, unlatch the integral bellows and unlatch the reeded side. It is essential that at least one reed be open when you pump the bellows.
Each shruti box has a handle and metal feet for easy placement during play. It also comes with a soft zippered case for storage and transport. Color may vary from photo. Approximate measurements: 16" L x 12" W x 2.75" D.
An objet d'art, it also has artistic merit and can be proudly displayed in your home, classroom, studio, or the workplace for decorative purpose.
Inspired by percussion instruments used in Ancient Egyptian culture, the Tahya Ceremonial Systrum™ is designed to be used in a variety of ways adding a wonderful new texture to chanting, dancing and/or drumming experiences.
To learn more, visit: hathorsystrum.com