The title says it all: "Dirt Simple." This book and accompanying audio are designed for a total beginner who knows nothing about the Hammered Dulcimer, providing them the tools to make music right away.
Starting with the fundamentals of how to hold hammers and tune the instrument, it delves deeper into mastery with posture, stand height/angle, and replacing strings to set up the beginner for a lifetime of good habits. Every concept introduced is simultaneously presented with illustrations and songs that demonstrate and reinforce. Whether the student reads music or plays by ear, the result is the same - music making right from the beginning! Includes access to online audio.