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So, you got a Hammered Dulcimer and you need to learn how to play it. Some suggestions from what I experience when teaching students is 1 How you hold your Hammers is very important as is how you strike the strings with the hammers. 2 How you learn where your notes are and the patterns used when playng the scales. 3 Make sure if you do not have access to a good instructor you find one even if it means using Online instructions. 4 There are many great instructors out there so go to workshops and find the instructors that will help you succeed in your playing styles.
After playing traditional instruments, such as Piano, Organ and Trumpet, for years I was gifted a Mountain Dulcimer by a friend at church. His only request was that someone in the family would earn to play it. That was around 25 years ago and 4 Mt Dulcimers later. (I still have the orgional hand made one). I got interested in the Hammered Dulcimer when I saw a You Tube Video of one being played. I started a search on the Internet and met a man named Dan. Dan gave me a lot of information about the instrument and answered questions like what size to start with, Different makers and price ranges.