Praise, I had a few piano lessons when I was a child. Didn't practice. When I get my first Dulcimor I found If I could find the first 4 notes of a song the rest was there too. I thought that since we don't think of where the next note is when we sing a song we have sung before why can't we play the same way. It works for me. I am stuck in a major tuneing but can play almost anything I want in that tuneing. I have found many chords. My main proublem is I would like to play with the fiddlers too. I play with a small group at a liveing history spot. The others are very good , I think they keep me around because I know so many old songs. We have a great time together,could play all night, you know what I mean. I do small shows at nurseing homes and a few dinners. Small stuff.