Friday, September 20, 2019

Episode 460 - "To The Max, Dad"

 


Bing introduces the Folkroots MaxDAD H Series Standard/Bass Hybrid 5-string dulcimer from Folkcraft Instruments and demonstrates some approaches when getting started with it.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Episode 459 - “A Noter One”

 


This episode focuses on noter-style playing and offers up a bit of history, some tips on selecting and using a noter along with playing the tune “Soldier's Joy.”

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Friday, September 06, 2019

Episode 458 - “Dorian”

 


On September 4th, 2019, Bing laid out a four-part improvisation on keyboards, mountain dulcimer and Native American flute influenced by Hurricane Dorian, which had just brushed past his home in central Florida. The piece utilizes the Am Dorian mode.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Episode 457 - “3-Day Advanced Sessions”

 


Part 3 from Bing's 2019 3-Day Intensive in Evart, MI. From the advanced sessions, Bing teaches Beethoven's “Ode To Joy” as a three-part invention played on single strings. Download resources for this episode at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/29042429

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Episode 456 - “3-Day Intermediate Sessions”

 


Part 2 from the 3-Day Mountain Dulcimer Intensive in Evart, MI In the intermediate sessions, Bing ran cross-picking exercises to establish a toolbox of rhythms and teaches his original tune “Goodbye Is Not Forever.” Download resources for this episode at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/29040742

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Episode 455 - “3-Day Beginner Sessions”

 


Part 1 from the 3-Day Mountain Dulcimer Intensive taught by Bing on July 15th, 16th and 17th, 2019. During highlights from the beginner sessions, he shares how to memorize the fretboard using scales and also imparts some rhythm hacks. Download resources for this episode at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/29038998

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Friday, August 09, 2019

Episode 454 - "2019 ODPC Funfest: Pt. 3

 


Part three from the 2019 ODPC Funfest in Evart, Michigan features a group mountain dulcimer performance as well as Bing's entire Friday night set, complete with technical difficulties and captions explaining what's going on. A good example of how to “power through” a set when the unexpected arises!

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