Friday, November 09, 2018

Episode 415 - "The O'Rourke Variations"

 


From the 2018 Black Mountain Music Festival, Aaron O’Rourke, at his wryly laconic best, wringing more mileage out of “Bile Dem Cabbage Down” than anyone before him.

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Friday, November 02, 2018

Episode 414 - "Legends of the Mountain"

 


The first in a series of videos from the 2018 Black Mountain Music Festival in Black Mountain, North Carolina. In this episode, Bing introduces the new Folkcraft Instruments NT-11 electric mountain dulcimer and performs “The Ballad of John Henry” in the Thursday night concert.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Episode 413 - "This Next Chapter"

 


Bing performs a new tune inside of, and inspired by his travels with, Imua, his Fleetwood Tioga Ranger 25G motorhome. “This Next Chapter” is a bittersweet groove that recognizes the ever-changing landscape outside our highway windows.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Episode 412 - "Stands With Dulcimer"

 


A lesson in how to play mountain dulcimer in a traditional position while standing up with a strap. Bing offers helpful tips to make this tricky skill a real treat! (Boo!)

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Episode 411 - "Booth Shot Lincoln"

 


Bing teaches the tune “Booth Shot Lincoln” in DAD tuning for mountain dulcimer. Capo 4 for the key of A.

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Friday, October 05, 2018

Episode 410 - "Barlow Knife"

 


Bing teaches the tune “Barlow Knife” in DAD tuning for mountain dulcimer. Capo 3 for the key of G.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Episode 409 - "Twinkle"

 


Bing teaches the tune “Twinkle” in DAD tuning for mountain dulcimer. Another look at mixing flat-picking and strumming, this song demonstration also covers using pull-offs in place of pick-strokes and selective strumming for dynamics.

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