Friday, April 15, 2016

Dulcimerica 307 - "Song Study: Come On With Me"










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Bing performs his original song "Come On With Me" by request and then uses it to teach primary rhythms and left-hand techniques that can be used in a number of ways.

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Friday, April 08, 2016

Dulcimerica 306 - "Song Study: Over The Rainbow"










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Bing performs "Over The Rainbow" and then offers a quick workshop in playing the song in DAA tuning.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Dulcimerica 305 - "Intro To Chromatic Dulcimer"










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Bing performs "Let It Go" from the hit Disney film "Frozen" and then introduces a method of learning the chromatic mountain dulcimer.

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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Dulcimerica 304 - "Old School Dulcimer Blues"










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Bing Futch performs "Sweet Home Chicago" on the St. Blues Cigar Box Guitar that he won in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge before turning to his Folkcraft resonator mountain dulcimer to play a North Mississippi Hill Country-inspired original blues called "Harperville."  Recorded at the 4th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat in Homosassa, Florida.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Dulcimerica 303 - "Big Time In BluesTown"










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This special extended episode features a look at Bing's experience in Memphis, Tennessee during the week of the 2016 International Blues Challenge; the largest gathering of blues musicians in the world. Culled together with various bits of raw iPhone footage, Bing shares an eerie look at a near-desserted Beale St. before the challenge, a quick tour through legendary Sun Studio and clips of the performances in the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals that led him to be named "Best Guitarist" overall in the solo-duo category of the 32nd annual IBC! Bing Futch endorses, and is endorsed by, Folkcraft Instruments ( http://Folkcraft.com ), V-Picks ( http://V-Picks.com ) and General Case (http://GeneralCase.com) Please help support Dulcimerica by becoming a patron on Patreon! http://www.Patreon.com/BingFutch  

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Monday, February 08, 2016

Dulcimerica 302 - "Riding On The Metronome"










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By viewer request! Bing presents the metronome as a useful tool in developing a strong, consistent rhythm sense. Demonstrations in exercise practice, song rehearsal and some subdivision tricks that will help you cozy up to the metronome. Bing Futch endorses, and is endorsed by, Folkcraft Instruments ( http://Folkcraft.com ), V-Picks ( http://V-Picks.com ) and General Case (http://GeneralCase.com) Please help support Dulcimerica by becoming a patron on Patreon! http://www.Patreon.com/BingFutch  

Bing Futch endorses, and is endorsed by, Folkcraft Instruments, ( http://Folkcraft.com ) V-Picks ( http://V-Picks.com ) and General Case ( http://GeneralCase.com ). Please help support Dulcimerica by becoming a patron on Patreon!




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Dulcimerica 301 - "Demo: Swallowtail Jig"










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Bing starts off the 9th season of "Dulcimerica" with a song demo of the Celtic tune "Swallowtail Jig." The tune is performed at moderate tempo with focus on hand-placement and melody with additional instruction on adding chords when playing solo. And then some kind of poltergeist shows up at the end. Weird. Bing Futch endorses, and is endorsed by, Folkcraft Instruments ( http://Folkcraft.com ), V-Picks ( http://V-Picks.com ) and General Case (http://GeneralCase.com) Please help support Dulcimerica by becoming a patron on Patreon! http://www.Patreon.com/BingFutch  

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Dulcimerica 300 - "Top Ten Ways To Improve Your Playing"










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The 300th episode of "Dulcimerica"! It features a Top Ten list of things you can do to help improve your playing in the new year. Bing Futch endorses, and is endorsed by, Folkcraft Instruments ( http://Folkcraft.com ), V-Picks ( http://V-Picks.com ) and General Case (http://GeneralCase.com) Please help support Dulcimerica by becoming a patron on Patreon! http://www.Patreon.com/BingFutch  

Bing Futch endorses, and is endorsed by, Folkcraft Instruments, ( http://Folkcraft.com ) V-Picks ( http://V-Picks.com ) and General Case ( http://GeneralCase.com ). Please help support Dulcimerica by becoming a patron on Patreon!




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Dulcimerica 299 - "Intro To Looping"










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An introduction to the looper pedal for practice and performance! Bing Futch endorses, and is endorsed by, Folkcraft Instruments ( http://Folkcraft.com ), V-Picks ( http://V-Picks.com ) and General Case (http://GeneralCase.com) Please help support Dulcimerica by becoming a patron on Patreon! http://www.Patreon.com/BingFutch  

Bing Futch endorses, and is endorsed by, Folkcraft Instruments, ( http://Folkcraft.com ) V-Picks ( http://V-Picks.com ) and General Case ( http://GeneralCase.com ). Please help support Dulcimerica by becoming a patron on Patreon!




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