Deborah Hamouris

Easy Holiday Tunes on the Middle String (Advanced Beginner)
DAd tuning

“Good King Wenceslas” and “The Cherry Tree Carol” both lie beautifully on the middle string of the standard dulcimer, tuned DAD. Each of these arrangements also has a harmony to add at will. Simple enough to learn by the holidays! DAD tuning
Click here to view :The Cherry Tree Carol.

DJ is a composer, teacher, recording artist, and community music organizer. She teaches mountain dulcimer at The Freight in Berkeley, CA, online, and in her Oakland home. DJ founded the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering in 2013, produced the first online dulcimer festival in 2020, and co-founded the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra in 2014 with Steve Eulberg. Musically versatile, she performs with her husband, Buffalo, as The DulciMates.

DJ has produced 6 recordings and "Indian Summer," a book of her music and original arrangements. She is working on a book for baritone dulcimer.

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