Black Metal and Wooden Foot Stool These are often used by Classical Guitar players. We are finding that many Mountain Dulcimer players like these too! Mountain Dulcimer players can stabilize their dulcimers on their laps easier if 1 foot in on the foot stool. The foot stool raises your lap just enough to make it easier to keep your instrument on your lap. These are especially nice for the short leg players. This gives them 1 foot that is not on tiptoe while trying to play.