Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dulcimerica 329 - "Happy New Year!"

 


For the final show of 2016, Bing demonstrates and teaches an easy version of "Auld Lang Syne" for New Year's Eve on the mountain dulcimer and also reflects on the past year. Some strange things are afoot in this video - stay for after the credits!

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Friday, December 09, 2016

Dulcimerica 328 - "One-Way Ticket"

 


On January 26th, a day before competing in the quarterfinals of the 2016 International Blues Challenge, Bing Futch recorded 14 songs at legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. The resultant album, "What's Old Becomes New Again", will be released in January 2017.

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Thursday, December 08, 2016

Dulcimerica 327 - "Silver Bells"

 


Bing Futch gets into the holiday spirit with this in-depth look at taking a song from idea to arrangement on the baritone mountain dulcimer. Using "Silver Bells" as an example, Bing begins with the melody, adds chords, harmony, subtle arrangements and changes to flesh out the tune.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dulcimerica 326 - "What's That Sound?"

 


From Washington, D.C., inside of his motorhome, Imua, Bing Futch performs the Buffalo Springfield song "For What It's Worth" on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the classic tune.

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Dulcimerica 325 - "Rock The Raga"

 


Bing Futch performs a mountain dulcimer improvisation from inside his motorhome, Imua, incorporating bits from his "Raga 111806" off of "Dulcimer Rock" from 2007. That track was recorded on November 18, 2006 and this video was shot on November 17th, 2016.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Dulcimerica 324 - "On Da Spot"

 


Ehukai Teves and Stephen Seifert make up some stuff on acoustic and solid body mountain dulcimer after the camp photo at the 1st Annual Black Mountain Music Festival on October 27th, 2016 in Black Mountain, North Carolina. There may, or may not, be an after-credits sequence.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Dulcimerica 323 - "Tucson Trough"

 


Recorded in Oro Valley, Arizona on October 1st, 2016, Bing performs his original tune "Day At Trough Creek" on the chromatic mountain dulcimer.

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Friday, October 07, 2016

Dulcimerica 322 - "The Dusty Way"

 


Bing's friend Dusty Turtle shares some chording tricks in this video shot in Berkeley, California in late September 2016.

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