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.
Virginia's Appalachian Music and Literature in AppLit