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!
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.
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
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.