Friday, April 19, 2019

Episode 438 - "Be The Bass"

 


Learn how to put a little swing in your thing with walking, moving basslines to support your chords. Bing shares the secret to introducing motion and arrangement into your groove.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Episode 437 - "Capo Depot"

 


This episode takes as close look at the capo as a tool for opening up the many worlds of the mountain dulcimer. Includes tips on how to switch keys and an overview of the seven modern modes.

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Friday, April 05, 2019

Episode 436 - "Connecting The Dots"

 


With a nod to Jerry Rockwell, Bing looks at the connective nature of chords using chord constellations. Also, how to memorize the notes on your fretboard.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Episode 435 - "1+/8+ = Awesome"

 


A deep look at the history of half-steps on the mountain dulcimer, leading up to a demonstration of what can be done with the 1+ and 8+ frets. New chords, scales and extended colors are part of the fun!

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Episode 434 - “Singing & Strumming”

 


Bing offers up some tips on singing while playing the mountain dulcimer. These include awareness of posture, song memorization, “feeling” the rhythm, training muscle-memory and lots of practice points.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Episode 433 - “FGCDR Concert Moments”

 


Another look at the 7th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat through the Saturday evening concert. The Manatee Orchestra begins with “Tequila” and then, a series of showtunes and some Bruce Springsteen from Guy & Sharrie George, Richard Ash and Bing Futch. For more information visit: http://www.GulfCoastDulcimer.com and http://www.CastawayMusicCruise.com

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Friday, March 08, 2019

Episode 432 - "Of Rivers & Oceans"

 


This special episode features moments from two events; The 7th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat and the 2nd Annual Castaway Music Cruise. For more information visit: http://www.GulfCoastDulcimer.com and http://www.CastawayMusicCruise.com

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