What’s the difference between a dulcimer and a zither?
Question by scalisti: What’s the difference between a dulcimer and a zither?
Answer by justme
A zither is any instrument where the strings are stretched across a resonator, or sound box. In this respect a dulcimer is a form of zither. The main difference is that a dulcimer is played by hitting the strings with a spoon- shaped beater; while the zither is played by plucking the strings with a plectrum and the fingers
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