Mountain Dulcimer 2
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.