Friday, November 15, 2019

Episode 468 - "Novice November: Polly Wolly Doodle"

 


The third of five episodes for novice/beginner players in DAA (1-5-5) tuning uses the old folk tune “Polly Wolly Doodle” as an exercise for using an inward-outward strum for eighth notes. Bing also shows how to put a “swing” into a tune. Download the resource material from: https://www.patreon.com/posts/31167608

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Friday, November 08, 2019

Episode 467 - "Novice November: Slurs, Rests & Dots"

 


Continuing on with a month of episodes devoted to novice/beginner players and DAA tuning, Bing gets into more tablature and rhythm reading with slurs, rests and dotted notes. Download the resource materials from: https://www.patreon.com/posts/31149964

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Friday, November 01, 2019

Episode 466 - "Novice November: Reading Tab"

 


Kicking off an entire month of novice-beginner mountain dulcimer instruction, Bing opens things up in DAA (1-5-5) tuning and goes over how to read tablature. Note durations are demonstrated and there's even a few tunes! Download the resource material from: https://www.patreon.com/posts/31144925

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Episode 465 - "Reflections On The Road"

 


A selection of random moments, musical, natural and top-thrill, captured from Bing's 2019 summer and fall tours. Lots of familiar faces!

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Episode 464 - "Noodling In NC: Pt. 2"

 


In part two of a two-part episode, Bing takes the previous workshop and adds a bit of simple music theory to create a path for improvisation. A review of all the available chords in the key of D is followed by a neat trick for creating color chords while working with I-IV-V chord progressions.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Episode 463 - "Noodling In NC: Pt. 1"

 


In part one of a two-part episode, Bing shows a simple way to build improvisational skills. By setting a basic rhythm, and using some easy patterns, you can create music on the fly while developing familiarity with the fretboard. Prepare to go deep!

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Friday, October 04, 2019

Episode 462 - "Old Billy Hell"

 


Bing teaches the crooked Kentucky tune “Old Billy Hell.” Tablature for the tune can be downloaded from Bing's Patreon site – now featuring an ongoing Open House: https://www.patreon.com/posts/dulcimerica-462-30214569

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