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Genre
mountain dulcimer
Parent Genre: Folk/Acoustic

Mountain dulcimer music is a traditional folk genre that originated in the Appalachian region of the United States. It is characterized by the use of the mountain dulcimer, a stringed instrument with a unique sound that is often described as sweet and haunting. The music is typically played in a fingerpicking style and features simple melodies and harmonies. It is often associated with storytelling and is used to convey the rich cultural heritage of the Appalachian people. Some notable figures in the genre include Jean Ritchie, Mimi and Richard Farina, and Jerry Rockwell.


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