Getting Into Hammered Dulcimer is designed as a “crash course” for hammered dulcimer enthusiasts of ALL experience levels. The fourteen song titles, in standard notation, offer a variety of styles and are presented in the following format; 1. Basic Melody, 2. Embellished/Variation and 3. Back-up Chords/Accompaniment. Additional topics include layout of the hammered dulcimer, tips for tuning, basic theory, major/relative minor scales, chords charts, and playing modulations. The companion CD is recorded to offer three tracks for each selection; 1. Basic melody, 2. Embellished Melody/Variation and 3. Back-up accompaniment.