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What are some resources that offer beginner music for a mountain dulcimer?

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Websites such as DulcimerCrossing.com and ThreeRiversDulcimerSociety.net offer beginner music for dulcimers. The blog at AthensDulcimerclub.Wordpress.com also features information related to learning and playing the dulcimer.

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As of 2015, DulcimerCrossing.com offers more than 30 lessons for learning to play the dulcimer. Lessons include information about strings and notes, how each hand is used, chord progression and basic tunes such as "Mary Had a Little Lamb." The site also offers downloadable dulcimer tablature and guides in PDF format. The site offers a few free lessons, but most of the content requires payment.

ThreeRiversDulcimerSociety.net features a wealth of dulcimer-related information including popular brands, tuning information, working frets and ways to create crisp sound. The site offers links to gigs and jams located in the Tri-Cities Washington area as well as other events. There is a beginners page dedicated to reading tablature, finding chords and links to beginner video lessons.

AthensDulcimerclub.Wordpress.com is a blog based out of Athens, Alabama. As of 2015, the site offers 15 video lessons for beginners. Songs on these videos include "You Are My Sunshine," "Boil Them Cabbage Down," "Oh Susannah" and "Camptown Races." The site also offers free tablature, concert and event information, store listings and photos. The site also provides links to outside resources for learning to play the dulcimer.

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