Beginning Hammered Dulcimer, Linda Lowe Thompson
The best beginning book around.If you have no music background, you can learn to play by number (as taught in college music courses and understood equally well by music novices and experienced musicians). Playing by ear or standard notation? It's all there. There’s an intro to dulcimer which includes how to hold hammers, playing tips, how to change keys and octaves, how to see the tune in patterns. 72 pages and 47 songs!