3 & 4 String Dulcimers
There are a lot of different tunings but these 2 are the most common.
a beginner advances they use this.
4 String Dulcimer
used most of the time.
This tuning is just the same as you use for 3-string "D-A-D," with the doubled melody string "opened" into two separate strings.
D Ionian (D-A-A) D
D Dorian (D-A-G)
D Aeolian (D-A-C)
Note:Some dulcimers have extra notches cut in the nut and bridge so that
you can separate your strings into
four individual strings, rather than just "melody," "middle," and "bass" strings.
Dulcimer Builders also make 6-String Dulcimers and Hammer Dulcimers.
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