CHAPTER 7: Controversies and Misunderstandings

14 of 17 - 'Dulcimers were struck in the North, plucked in the South'

This is a theory developed at some length by Dräger & Wünsch (15);but from the evidence in Chapters 3, 4 and 5, and in paragraph 14 above, it is clear that this is not a valid generalisation.

If one must be made, it would be more accurate to say that in the Germanic lands and Eastwards from there, hammered techniques were almost universal, as they are in the USA and Canada today; while in the Romance-language area and England both hammering and plucking were used.