This full-color, professionally published hammered dulcimer instruction manual will take you from an absolute beginner to the intermediate level of play. It includes easy to follow, step-by-step instructions, with detailed illustrations. Rather than teaching the melody notes of a few tunes, this book focuses on learning to understand and play the hammered dulcimer. You will learn proper set-up and tuning, hammering techniques, scales, chords, keys, arpeggios, embellishments, and much more. Includes exercises to develop necessary skills and a full section of chord charts.