Playing Smoothly

Playing Smoothly is, in fancy musical terms, often called "legato".  Essentially, this means to play in a flowing manner without noticeable breaks between notes. This takes practice on any instrument but is particularly difficult on the Mountain Dulcimer. The Mountain Dulcimer has only 3 strings. As soon as you lift your finger off a sting you stop the string ringing at the right note. Also, moving your fingers in any way while they are fretting a note will affect the sound the dulcimer is making. 

Practice being precise in your fretting hand movements to progress in your joyful journey of playing the mt dulcimer.

Some things to help smooth out your playing:

Here are some good instructional videos about playing more smoothly ...