Friday, February 21, 2020

Episode 482 - "So Many Things: PT. 3"

 


In part three of a special four-part series, Bing adds an improvised solo to the dulcimer and bass dulcimer tracks laid down in the previous episodes. Resource materials can be downloaded from: https://www.patreon.com/posts/33743486

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Episode 481 - "So Many Things: PT. 2"

 


In part two of a special four-part series, Bing adds bass dulcimer to the track he recorded in the last episode. Resource materials can be downloaded from: https://www.patreon.com/posts/33743486

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Friday, February 07, 2020

Episode 480 - "So Many Things: PT. 1"

 


In part one of a special four-part series, Bing tackles the first of many different topics for intermediate and advanced players, starting with parallel key modulations and laying down multiple tracks of a partly improvised tune. Resource materials can be downloaded from: https://www.patreon.com/posts/33743486

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Episode 479 - "1+ Fret In F & Dm"

 


Bing takes away some of the mystery involving playing with the 1+ fret in F major and D minor. In a more advanced episode, there is a demonstration of the relative minor key and the D minor pentatonic scale, which serves as a bridge between the keys of D and D minor.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Episode 478 - "Put It In Reverse"

 


Suddenly deciding one morning to dive headfirst into DGD (1-4-8) tuning, Bing offers a simple guide to playing melodies and chords in “Reverse Ionian” key of G. Download the chart during Bing's Patreon Open House at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/mountain-dgd-and-33337281

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Episode 477 - "The Sky Is Falling"

 


In this episode, Bing takes an original piece called “The Sky Is Falling” and uses it to teach improvisation techniques, chord inversions, finger-picking, selective cross-picking and counterpoint creation. Whew! It's easier than it sounds, and you can download tablature for the tune here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/32610990

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Episode 476 - "Go 'Head, Be Shy"

 


Bing demonstrates the Dunlop Shy Slide, a unique entry-level way of getting into playing slide on the mountain dulcimer. Besides showing the basics of playing slide, Bing also plays a little blues-up version of “Amazing Grace.”

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