Mel Bay's Hammered Dulcimer First Lesson Book & Online Audio. Mel Bay's First Lesson for Hammered Dulcimer Book With Online Audio MB20066M. This 31 page book and Online Audio are perfect for the beginning student of hammer dulcimer. Provides tips for playing tunes, notes, symbols, techniques and theory, 10 lessons and 10 tunes. While the book provides a tuning chart for 15/14 Hammer dulcimers, it is clearly beneficial to smaller and larger hammer dulcimers. The Online Audio offers a performance track with rhythm guitar and an instructional track with phrase-by-phrase demonstration. Book is authored by Linda Thomas, music educator for over 30 years; published 2002 by Mel Bay. The online link on the front page of the book.