Friday, May 12, 2017

Dulcimerica 343 - "Big Apple Bing"

 


With two shows in New York City, Bing travels by PATH from New Jersey into Manhattan and performs his first NYC shows at the Shrine World in Harlem and at The People's Voice Cafe in Manhattan. Songs include a tribute to Leadbelly, "Never Too Late" and "Hopi Opa Groove Machine."

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Thursday, May 04, 2017

Dulcimerica 342 - "A Rag Revisited"

 


From Black Mountain, North Carolina, Bing Futch takes a look around the town and presents a quick workshop on playing "Black Mountain Rag" in the keys of D and A. Mountain dulcimer tuning for this episode is DAD.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Dulcimerica 341 - "Wild Blue Yonder"

 


A very special "Dulcimerica"! Bing visits Jonathan Timlin, who is the sole Diamond Level patron on his Patreon site. Part of Jon's reward incentive package is a home-cooked meal and a private house concert for friends and family. On this particular day, Jon also organized a Hangar Jam for attendees and a flight in his 1947 Taylorcraft for Bing, along with lots of drone flying. Plenty of music in this episode, including "Spotted Pony", "John Stinson's #2", "Boatman" and an extended post-concert medley by Bing featuring "The Old Folks At Home", "Norwegian Wood", "O Holy Night", "Hallelujah", "Planxty Fanny Power" and "Rocky Top."

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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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