Friday, May 24, 2019

Episode 443 - “Aw, G, Mister!”

 


Diving back into the music theory, here’s a look into playing in the key of G, both while using a capo and also with the 1+ fret. This episode covers scales, chords, “restless” vs “restful” intervals and lots of in-depth insight!

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Episode 442 - "The Dynamic Duo"

 


Bing uses rhythm exercises, and the Leonard Cohen tune “Hallelujah”, to demonstrate dynamics of timing and volume, adding more personality and emotion to your playing.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Episode 441 - "Colors of the Wind"

 


Bing teaches his arrangement of “Colors Of The Wind” from the Walt Disney Picture “Pocahontas.”

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Friday, May 03, 2019

Episode 440 - “Hard Times/Lean On Me”

 


From a campground in Williamsburg, Virginia, Bing demonstrates his mash-up of Stephen Foster’ “Hard Times” and Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me.” Download the tablature at Bing’s Patreon Open House for free! https://www.patreon.com/posts/mountain-hard-on-26362155

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Episode 439 - "A Workshop: 'Ashokan Farewell'"

 


A beginner’s guide to playing “Ashokan Farewell” on the mountain dulcimer, including tips on how to keep the strings sustaining as long as possible for maximum effect.

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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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