Friday, February 23, 2018

Episode 378 - "A Full Plate Of Cabbage"

 


Bing takes the “Mountain Dulcimer National Anthem” and shares the oft-forsaken “B” part as well as tips to making “Bile Dem Cabbage Down” more palatable.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Episode 377 - "Seventh Heaven"

 


A special episode on seventh chords, those lovely little twists of the screw that create musical tension and release. Bing goes over how to build them and how to use them with plenty of tips along the way!

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Friday, February 09, 2018

Episode 376 - "Pulling Off A Hammer On"

 


With a focus on using hammer-ons and pull-offs as embellishments, this episode features a fun little tune called “Nixon’s Farewell.” Get ready for some great exercises to help you handle the heat.

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Friday, February 02, 2018

Episode 375 - "Step By Half-Step"

 


The ever-more-popular 1 ½ fret gets the spotlight on this episode. Bing shows what the extra fret is good for in DAD tuning and demonstrates a number of uses including extra scales, “blue notes” and glorious dominant seventh chords.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Episode 374 - "Let's Get Cross, Shall We?"

 


Bing takes a look at cross-picking on the mountain dulcimer, which isn’t terribly hard with this instrument, and sets up an exercise for developing interesting new patterns with your rhythm hand. The tablature for this exercise can be downloaded from here: https://tinyurl.com/crosspicking

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Episode 373 - "Intro To DAA Tuning"

 


Bing takes a look at the much-maligned tuning of DAA and includes tuning tips, scales, chord shapes and a little music theory background.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Episode 372 - "Lucky In Kentucky"

 


In the first road-trip of 2018, Bing travels to Louisville, Kentucky for Kentucky Music Winter Weekend. Along the way, he appears on WHAS-TV 11’s “Great Day Live!” and performs his new blues song, “Put You Down”, with Stephen Seifert. Gary Gallier and Mark Alan Wade also jam out.

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