Friday, January 22, 2021

Episode 528 - “Elements of Song: Chords”

 


In part three of a four-part series on elements of song, Bing recaps melody and harmony before going into chords; how to build and play them. Also, using the melody to signal when the chord changes.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Episode 527 - “Elements of Song: Harmony”

 


Continuing with part two of a four-part series, Bing introduces harmony as another element of song, adding it into “Black Mountain Rag” and showing how to easily find parallel harmonies on the mountain dulcimer in DAD tuning.

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Friday, January 08, 2021

Episode 526 - “Elements of Song: Melody”

 


Bing presents the first episode of a four-part series that takes a close look at four basic parts of a song. Beginning with melody, and with “Black Mountain Rag” as the example tune, this episode breaks down a simple melody and looks at the theory and emotion of songs.

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Friday, January 01, 2021

Episode 525 - "Double Trouble"

 


For the first episode of 2021, and the start of season number fourteen, Bing takes a new Folkcraft Instruments alto/bass double dulcimer for a test drive with some fun music for the new year!

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Friday, December 25, 2020

Episode 524 - "Christmas In Concert"

 


Bing performs a selection of Christmas songs during a virtual concert on December 6th. Included are "Joy To The World", "O Holy Night", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "We Three Kings."

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Episode 523 - "Chord Building 6"

 


The final chapter of a six-part series on chord-building and usage. Bing wraps things up with the diminished and augmented chords.

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Episode 522 - "Chord Building 5"

 


Part five of a six-part series on chord-building and usage. This week, Bing takes a look at the wistful sixth and minor sixth chords.

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