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Mountain Dulcimer 2

Online Zoom Event

Mountain Dulcimer 2 w/ DJ Hamouris 6 Tuesdays, 3/9-3/13/21, 4-5:15 pm, Pacific Time $150.00

Online via Zoom! Register via https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/DeborahHamouris1

Mountain Dulcimer 2 is designed for those with some familiarity on their instrument. We will explore scales, finger-dexterity exercises, chords and at least two tunings. New tunes will be presented each week in the chord-melody and cross-string techniques. Ornaments, such as hammers, pulls & slides, will be incorporated into lessons & applied to tunes.

*Pre-requisites: comfort with tuning and tablature, some melody tune experience, understanding of fretting and basic strums, and a nodding acquaintance with chords.

Deborah (DJ to her friends) is a musician, songwriter, teacher, recording artist, and community music organizer. She teaches mountain dulcimer at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage and in her Oakland home. Deborah founded the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering at The Freight in 2013, and produced the first online dulcimer festival in May 2020. With Steve Eulberg, she co-founded the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra in 2014 , which finished it's 7th season virtually! Musically versatile, she performs as both a jazz vocalist as well as a traditionally-influenced songsmith on her dulcimer.

DJ has 7 recordings, including two collaborations with renowned guitarist, Mimi Fox.. "Indian Summer," a book of her music and original arrangements was released in 2019 celebrating 40 years of dulcimer love.

DJ lives in her 1906 craftsman cottage with her husband and music partner, Buffalo.

$150.00

Intro to Mountain Dulcimer

Online via Zoom

6 Wednesdays, 3/10-4/14/21, 5:30-6:45pm PST $139.50-$155.00 Online via Zoom!

Register at https://secure.thefreight.org/221/intro-to-mountain-dulcimer

Mountain Dulcimer is one of the easiest & most fulfilling instruments to play. Once it's tuned you can hardly make a mistake. And though it's beautiful with "high piney" tunes from the Appalachian Mountains, it also lends itself to more contemporary music.

In these 6 classes you learn 2 tunings, a couple of tunes each meeting, how to follow dulcimer tablature, some chords and strums to help you out with your musical pursuits. Once you've done that, you can join in on jams & ensemble classes Deborah offers.

NOTE: You will need a dulcimer for this class. If you are local, I have loaner dulcimers available for a $50 deposit. To purchase one yourself, I recommend looking for the following brands, new or used: New Harmony Dulcimer Co., Folkcraft, McSpadden, Blue Lion. Write me at deborahj@djhamouris.com for more info on this important choice.

DJ Hamouris Deborah (DJ to her friends) is a musician, songwriter, teacher, recording artist, and community music organizer. She teaches mountain dulcimer at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage and in her Oakland home. Deborah founded the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering at The Freight in 2013, and just produced the first online dulcimer festival in May, 2020. She co-founded the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra with Steve Eulberg in 2014. The ensemble just completed it's 7th season.

Musically versatile, she performs as both a jazz vocalist as well as a traditionally-influenced songsmith on her dulcimer. DJ has 7 recordings, including two collaborations with renowned guitarist, Mimi Fox. "Indian Summer," a book of her music and original arrangements was released in 2019 celebrating 40 years of dulcimer love.

DJ lives in her 1906 craftsman cottage with her husband and music partner, Buffalo. Learn more about DJ at https://djhamouris.com/

$139.50 (Freight Donor); $155.00 (General)

Mountain Dulcimer Chord Boot Camp

Online via zoom

Mountain Dulcimer Chord Boot Camp ONLINE 6 Wednesdays, 3/10-4/14/21, 7-8:15pm Register https://secure.thefreight.org/221/mountain-dulcimer-chord-boot-camp

In every band or jam there are different roles for players: lead, singers, back-up or rhythm. With basic knowledge of chords, mountain dulcimer players can join the jam or offer accompaniment to singing.

In this class you'll learn what makes a chord & why, basic chords in the keys of D, A & G, a little bit of the Nashville number system, chord shapes on the dulcimer fret board, strum patterns, and how to hold the rhythm down with the right harmonies. We'll experiment with the locations of these chords up & down the fret board. We'll also look at how to add harmony to melodies and create simple chord/melody arrangements on the fly.

You should have basic understanding of the fret board, have some familiarity with playing cross-string technique, and be willing to get better with all of that!

DJ Hamouris Deborah (DJ to her friends) is a musician, songwriter, teacher, recording artist, and community music organizer. She teaches mountain dulcimer at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage and in her Oakland home. Deborah founded the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering at The Freight in 2013, and just produced the first online dulcimer festival in May this year. With Steve Eulberg, she co-founded the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra in 2014, which just finished it's 7th season, virtually. Musically versatile, she performs as both a jazz vocalist as well as a traditionally-influenced songsmith on her dulcimer.

DJ has 7 recordings, including two collaborations with renowned guitarist, Mimi Fox.. "Indian Summer," a book of her music and original arrangements was released in 2019 celebrating 40 years of dulcimer love.

DJ lives in her 1906 craftsman cottage with her husband and music partner, Buffalo.

$139.50/$155.00

A Night of Healing Music: Benefit Show for SMMC's Hospital Concert Series

Online via Zoom!

Please join us for this online Zoom concert to benefit San Mateo Medical Center's live healing music concert series for patients and staff.

About this Event $15 to 20 suggested donation, but any amount, large or small, is greatly appreciated.

Featuring live performances by talented SF Bay Area musicians: Michael Smolens-pianist, composer and arranger of jazz, world, contemporary, standard classics and originals Kimberlye Gold and Rich Armstrong-singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, pop/rock classics and originals Deborah Hamouris-dulcimer, singer/composer, folk, world, Celtic/British Isles classics and originals Mike Klapholz (Em K)-instrumental guitarist, rock, classical, pop/standards, originals Jeanette Sacco-Belli-Native American flutist, composer and arranger of original and traditional songs Scott Hill-singer/songwriter, guitarist, rock/pop/jazz/standards, originals Frances Ancheta-singer/songwriter, eclectic indie folk/pop/rock classics and originals And special guest appearance by: Chris von Sneidern-singer/songwriter and producer, power pop/rock originals and classics

$15-$20 suggested donation, any amount accepted

9th Annual Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering

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Online Zoom Event

The Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering ONLINE Watch this space for details on the 9th annual gathering We will have full tracks for both mountain and hammer dulcimers, this year. Teachers include: Ilace Mears HD, Steve Eulberg HD & MD, Heidi Mueller MD, DJ Hamouris MD, Dusty Thorburn MD, Kay Bolin MD with Erin Mae Lewis as our Zoom host and playing circle leader! Concerts Friday & Saturday nights. Workshops Saturday & Sunday. write djh@berkeleydulcimergathering.com for more info & to get on the mailing list. SEE YOU IN MAY, 2021!