Friday, April 24, 2015

Dulcimerica 276 - "Capo Trickery"










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Here's a tutorial on how to use the capo effectively to play in different keys without having to memorize chords.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Dulcimerica 275 - "Getting Chunky Wit' It"










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A new tool for the toolbox; the right-hand palm mute which gives you a great CHUNK sound!

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Dulcimerica 274 - "Multi-Finger Method"










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Bing demonstrates the multi-finger technique used to get up and down the fretboard more efficiently.

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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Dulcimerica 273 - "Sliding On The Resonator"










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Bing introduces the resonator mountain dulcimer and gets into tuning, string gauges, slides, technique and some basic blues theory.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Dulcimerica 272 - "Shadier Grove Than Usual"










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Bing performs "Shady Grove" at the 40th Annual Carolina BalloonFest in Statesville, North Carolina.

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Dulcimerica 271 - "For What It's Worth"










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Bing performs the Buffalo Springfield song "For What It's Worth" at the 2014 Indiana Dulcimer Festival.

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Dulcimerica 270 - "IBC Semifinals Pt. 3"










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Part 3 of 3. Bing competes in the International Blues Challenge semifinals on mountain dulcimer at Silky O'Sullivan's on Beale St. in Memphis.

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Dulcimerica 269 - "IBC Semifinals Pt. 2"










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Bing competes in the International Blues Challenge semifinals on mountain dulcimer at Silky O'Sullivan's on Beale St. in Memphis.

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Dulcimerica 268 - "IBC Semifinals Pt. 1"










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Bing competes in the International Blues Challenge semifinals on mountain dulcimer at Silky O'Sullivan's on Beale St. in Memphis.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Dulcimerica 266 - "A Spoonful Of Blues"










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At the Orange Blossom Blues Society fundraiser to send Bing Futch and the Pitbull Of Blues Band to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge competition, Bing performs Willie Dixon's "Spoonful" on mountain dulcimer.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Dulcimerica 265 - "Splitting The Flip Side"










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Recorded December 30th, 2014, this video shows Bing Futch tracking the song "The Flip Side" from the upcoming album "Unresolved Blues." Using a split-screen technique, you see Bing on the right laying down the mountain dulcimer track while, on the left, he adds vocals.

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