Friday, March 10, 2017

Dulcimerica 335 - "Messin'"

 


Bing demonstrates how to mess around. Easy harmonies, rhythm tips and chord shapes for DAD tuning in mountain dulcimer land. Special after credits shout-out!

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Dulcimerica 335 - "That Phrase"

 


In a special 30-minute workshop, Bing Futch delves into "that phrase" that makes most mountain dulcimer players crazy: music theory. Breaking it down into easy exercises, Bing shows how to memorize the fretboard using scales and how to build chords with just three basic chord shapes. Lots of information in this one! After credits ridiculousness ensues.

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Dulcimerica 334 - "Groovy"

 


Bing demonstrates how to put groove into your playing by focusing on rhythmic cadences. As usual, stay for after the credits! Episode #334, despite what the title card says!

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Dulcimerica 333 - "Starting With Arpeggios"

 


Bing demonstrates easy practice for flat-picking arpeggios, from chord-scale exercises to varying picking patterns for variety. Tuned in DAD for mountain dulcimer, this episode will help you to add some dynamics to your rhythm section!

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Dulcimerica 332 - "Old Joe Clark - Two Keys"

 


Bing Futch demonstrates how to transpose the classic old-time tune "Old Joe Clark" from the key of D to the key of A on the mountain dulcimer. He is also disturbed by cats. After-credits!

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Dulcimerica 333 - "Starting With Arpeggios"

 


Bing demonstrates easy practice for flat-picking arpeggios, from chord-scale exercises to varying picking patterns for variety. Tuned in DAD for mountain dulcimer, this episode will help you to add some dynamics to your rhythm section! After-credits!

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Dulcimerica 331 - "Looping Again"

 


By viewer request! Bing demonstrates his pedal board with particular attention to the Boss RC-30 Loopstation. Lots of info on creating loops, using other pedals and also a tutorial on his version of "Promentory" from "The Last of the Mohicans."

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Dulcimerica 330 - "Rehearsal Plan"

 


For the first show of 2017, Bing proposes a three-part approach to rehearsals in order to build fundamentals, confidence and present challenges in balance. He also messes around a little with "My Heart Will Go On" on the baritone mountain dulcimer.

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dulcimerica 329 - "Happy New Year!"

 


For the final show of 2016, Bing demonstrates and teaches an easy version of "Auld Lang Syne" for New Year's Eve on the mountain dulcimer and also reflects on the past year. Some strange things are afoot in this video - stay for after the credits!

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Friday, December 09, 2016

Dulcimerica 328 - "One-Way Ticket"

 


On January 26th, a day before competing in the quarterfinals of the 2016 International Blues Challenge, Bing Futch recorded 14 songs at legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. The resultant album, "What's Old Becomes New Again", will be released in January 2017.

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Thursday, December 08, 2016

Dulcimerica 327 - "Silver Bells"

 


Bing Futch gets into the holiday spirit with this in-depth look at taking a song from idea to arrangement on the baritone mountain dulcimer. Using "Silver Bells" as an example, Bing begins with the melody, adds chords, harmony, subtle arrangements and changes to flesh out the tune.

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