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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Friday, January 03, 2020

Episode 475 - "Noter & Quill"

 


Bing kicks off 2020 and the 13th year of “Dulcimerica” with an episode firmly rooted in the tradition of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer. Playing with a noter and quill is the subject and there's a demonstration, plus info on how to pluck a turkey feather and choose the wood for your noter.

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Episode 474 - "DAD December Pt. 2"

 


In the final episode of season 12, Bing wraps up DAD December with a continued look at DAD tuning on the mountain dulcimer. Chord constellations are discussed along with chord shape trickery and a play-through of “Amazing Grace.” Resource material for this and the last episode can be downloaded here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/resources-for-32483886

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Episode 473 - "DAD December Pt. 1"

 


In the first part of a two-part episode, Bing turns the focus to intermediate study of DAD tuning, the Mixolydian mode, major and minor scales plus some chord work. Resource material for this and the next episode can be downloaded here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/resources-for-32483886

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Episode 472 - "Two Duets"

 


From the 2019 Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat on November 8th and 9th, Bing performs “Boy On Rock” as an unrehearsed improvisation with Marsha Harris and also jams “Ninety Pound Catfish with dulcimer legend Neal Hellman!

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