Friday, April 21, 2017

Dulcimerica 340 - "The Suwannee River"

 


"Dulcimerica" travelogs are back! This one comes from the 5th Annual Suwannee Paddling Festival at Suwannee State Park on the banks of that famous river. Bing teaches a workshop on "The Old Folks At Home" down by the riverside and gets some aerial shots of the scenery with the 3DR Solo quadcopter and GoPro Hero 4 Black camera.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Dulcimerica 339 - "Cross Picking"

 


Bing gives some tips and exercises on cross-picking the mountain dulcimer to achieve more dynamic results with your strumming/picking hand. After-credits!

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Friday, April 07, 2017

Dulcimerica 338 - "I'll Fly Away"

 


Bing demonstrates how to play the old gospel classic "I'll Fly Away" on mountain dulcimer tuned to DAD. After-credits!

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dulcimerica 337 - "Jam Trax!"

 


Bing offers some tips and tricks to improvising on the mountain dulcimer and demonstrates using one of the cuts from "Milagro Canyon Jam Trax Volume Two: Mountain Dulcimer Edition."

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Dulcimerica 336 - "Messin'"

 


Bing demonstrates how to mess around. Easy harmonies, rhythm tips and chord shapes for DAD tuning in mountain dulcimer land. Special after credits shout-out!

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Dulcimerica 335 - "That Phrase"

 


In a special 30-minute workshop, Bing Futch delves into "that phrase" that makes most mountain dulcimer players crazy: music theory. Breaking it down into easy exercises, Bing shows how to memorize the fretboard using scales and how to build chords with just three basic chord shapes. Lots of information in this one! After credits ridiculousness ensues.

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Dulcimerica 334 - "Groovy"

 


Bing demonstrates how to put groove into your playing by focusing on rhythmic cadences. As usual, stay for after the credits! Episode #334, despite what the title card says!

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Dulcimerica 333 - "Starting With Arpeggios"

 


Bing demonstrates easy practice for flat-picking arpeggios, from chord-scale exercises to varying picking patterns for variety. Tuned in DAD for mountain dulcimer, this episode will help you to add some dynamics to your rhythm section!

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Dulcimerica 332 - "Old Joe Clark - Two Keys"

 


Bing Futch demonstrates how to transpose the classic old-time tune "Old Joe Clark" from the key of D to the key of A on the mountain dulcimer. He is also disturbed by cats. After-credits!

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Dulcimerica 333 - "Starting With Arpeggios"

 


Bing demonstrates easy practice for flat-picking arpeggios, from chord-scale exercises to varying picking patterns for variety. Tuned in DAD for mountain dulcimer, this episode will help you to add some dynamics to your rhythm section! After-credits!

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