Mountain Dulcimer Tunes in Aeolian Mode (DAC tuning) w/DJ Hamouris - 8/3/19

Mountain Dulcimer Tunes in Aeolian Mode (DAC tuning) w/DJ Hamouris - 8/3/19

DJ Hamouris

Saturday, August 3rd

1:00 pm (event ends at 3:30 pm)

$40

Mountain Dulcimer Tunes in Aeolian Mode (DAC tuning)
For Advanced Beginners -Intermediate Players. This haunting, minor-modal tuning allows us to play some beautiful tunes like Greensleeves & other old English folk tune, Appalachian gospel, and even the Beatles! These tunes will be appropriate for those who have some strumming, cross-string, and finger-picking experience on the dulcimer. Please contact instructor if you've got questions. You must have your own dulcimer for this workshop.
DJ Hamouris
DJ Hamouris
Deborah (DJ to her friends) is a performer, songwriter, teacher, recording artist, choral director, and community music organizer. She teaches mountain dulcimer classes at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse; directs the singing group Women & Song; and teaches private voice, mountain dulcimer, and songwriting. Deborah founded the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering at The Freight in 2013, continuing to it's 8th annual events in May, 2020. With Steve Eulberg, she co-founded the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra in 2014 , currently in 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 seven recordings, the most recent being a collaboration with renowned guitarist, Mimi Fox -- “1 in 8,” songs written during her year as a breast cancer patient. This music accompanies their theatrical show of the same name, including personal stories from a patient’s perspective. A book of her music and original arrangements is planned for a 2019 release in celebration of her 40th year with the dulcimer.

DJ lives in her Oakland craftsman cottage with Buffalo. When time and the cat permit, she knits. Learn more about DJ at djhamouris.com