Although using recordings to compare musical instruments is chancey business, these examples will at least give you something of the voice qualities of the various models, and enable you to make a little sense of verbal descriptions of them.

What they won't demonstrate, of course, is the great responsiveness and play action of Bear Meadow dulcimers. For that, I hope you can find me at a dulcimer festival, or find a Bear Meadow owner near you. Contact me if you want help laying your hands on an actual instrument near you.

 About the
Instrument
 About the
Musicians
 Click to play

Baby Grand,
RMC Pickup

 James & Melissa, Laliya

Laliya Beach

Weave

Weave video
Weave on youtube

 Dragonfly

  Standard Hourglass

Concert Hourglass

 Barley Break

 Fair, If You Expect Admiring

 I Care Not for These Ladies

 O Mistress Mine

 Polly

Thomas Wheat, Apprentice

Swan

Hell Up Coal Holler

 Red Buck (Medley)

Love Has a Life of its Own

 Grapevine

 Song of the Hills

 Shady Grove

 WXXI News Rochester, NY

Isobel Neuberger with
Wilder & Monroe

Dulcimer Building

  Standard Hourglass

 The Hog Went Through the Fence Yoke & All

 Five Miles From Home

 Old Aunt Jenny With Her Night Cap On
MusicLady Carol Walker The Vacant Chair
Little Red Bird
Paul Furnas & Ron Beardslee

About the audio files.

These files are in MP3 format, which is very high fidelity. You will need an MP3 player, which is available free for Macintosh, Windows, and Unix. (If you have the latest FireFox, Netscape or Internet Explorer, you may already have an MP3 plug-in player with your browser.)

Musical Selections
Featuring
Bear Meadow Appalachian Dulcimers