Tuning the Hammered Dulcimer

The hammered dulcimer can play diatonic scales (a diatonic scale uses only the eight notes of the major or minor scale) in several keys. The major scale would be played by starting on the right side of the bridge with a tonic note, or "do," and continuing up the scale going in fifths back and forth across the bridge.

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