Fiddle Tunes for Dulcimer: Melody & Harmony! w/DJ Hamouris

Fiddle Tunes for Dulcimer: Melody & Harmony! w/DJ Hamouris

DJ Hamouris

Monday, September 16th - Monday, October 21st

7:00 pm

$130 Early Bird before 9/3/19 / $140 Regular

Fiddle Tunes for Dulcimer: Melody & Harmony! w/DJ Hamouris
Advanced beginner level & up, some capo use.
We'll explore classic Americana Fiddle tunes -- the melodies, the chords, and strums to help them come alive. DJ will introduce several tunes each session, along with chords, showing how to play on the melody string and how to create your own chord/melody arrangements. You'll learn how to "just play chords", to trade lead & rhythm parts, and get a few of these tunes learned by heart, so you can play in jams with other players, dulcimer or otherwise.

Learning these basic tunes can help you in any old time music jam you come across! A great opportunity for social music-making.

Text is David Haas' "Let's Jam" book, purchase from the teacher for $40 at first class.

This book will also be used as a reference for monthly No-Tab Dulcimer Jams on the 3rd Saturday in Berkeley. Check the calendar for dates & location.
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