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I can’t read music – can I still play a dulcimer?
Last Updated: 09/02/2009
The answer is a clear yes, if you really want to. Music that is arranged for dulcimers is written out in a number system to tell you where to place your fingers. Also the dulcimer is a simple instrument and most people find that they can quickly begin playing by ear. What is most important is that you be willing to devote a few minutes each day to practice. Instruction books or recordings can help as can a good teacher or a friend that plays but ultimately it is up to you.

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