Friday, January 18, 2019

Episode 425 - "Theory Roots Pt. 1"

 


More fundamental mountain dulcimer instruction this time around with a look at the very basics of music theory. Bing discusses and demonstrates the difference between notes and pitches, introduces intervals and explores the chromatic and diatonic scales. Lots of info in this episode!

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Episode 424 - "CGG Exploration"

 


Continuing a look into CGG tuning, Bing demonstrates qualities of the C major scale including which notes are considered “safe” and how to listen for “restful” vs. “restless harmonies.

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Friday, January 04, 2019

Episode 423 - "CGG Tuning"

 


Bing kicks off the 12th season of “Dulcimerica” with a look at CGG (155) tuning. A look at scales, chord shapes and a quick way to play the I, IV and V chords in the key of C.

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Episode 422 - "Notable 2018 Episodes"

 


An epic ending to the 11th season of “Dulcimerica”! We take a look back at 15 episodes in 2018 that provided a solid, fundamental resource for all skill levels. Plus, some never-before-seen footage from this year’s travel, including the Winter Storm Bruce blizzard in November! Thank you all!

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Episode 421 - "You've Got Rhythm"

 


The focus is on rhythm in this episode as Bing demonstrates a number of exercises to help build up a steady and confident rhythm through strumming, flatpicking and combinations of the two. Selective strumming is covered along with a fundamentally powerful quarter, eighth and sixteenth-note cadence for practice.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Episode 420 - "CGC Tuning Fun"

 


Bing sheds some light on tuning down to CGC, shows what notes live on the fretboard and demonstrates a trick for finding out what chord you’re playing using three different chord shapes.

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Friday, December 07, 2018

Episode 419 - "I Am A Poor Wayfaring Stranger"

 


Bing teaches the tune “I Am A Poor Wayfaring Stranger” and uses the piece to teach simple harmonization and rhythmic support. Download the tablature for this arrangement, and more, on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/mountain-i-am-23145505

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