A great beginner’s book from Madeline MacNeil, explaining every aspect of playing the hammered dulcimer. From detailed discussions on dulcimer layout, hammers, tuning, and stands to extensive performance notes on every tune – this book provides a wealth of information for all students of the hammered dulcimer. From Oh, Susanna to Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Madeline shows the novice dulcimer player how to “map your way through” a new piece of music, finding clear, musical directions through what at first must seem like a maze of strings. All tunes are in standard notation. The book’s 87 pages are illustrated with photos as well as quaint woodcuts, engravings, and pen and ink.