This book summarizes a vast amount of material that is vital to a broad understanding of the layout, patterns, and chord theory that are foundational for playing the hammered dulcimer. The hammered dulcimer is in many ways unique as a visual/spatial instrument. We can significantly accelerate our mastery of the instrument via thorough knowledge of the patterns. Much like a guitarist uses chord patterns, we can do the same. This book focuses on the spatial nature of the hammered dulcimer with the purpose of gaining mastery of the organization of the instrument. The charts and diagrams are supported by brief discussions of supporting theory. 4th ed.
Spiral bound and printed on heavy stock to support lots of use!! Version #4 is now 60+ pages.