Friday, May 22, 2020

Episode 494 - “Livestream Revisited: Get Rhythm”

 


A 30-minute excerpt from Bing's “Get Rhythm On Mountain Dulcimer” livestream workshop on Crowdcast. The basics are covered here, from note durations to a strumming practice using quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Episode 493 - "Sweet River"

 


Bing performs his original song “Sweet River” using a Folkcraft Instruments double mountain dulcimer, Native American flute, a Micro POG octave pedal and a Boss RC-30 Loop Station.

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Saturday, May 09, 2020

Episode 492 - "Livestream Revisited: Blues Dulcimer"

 


A 25-minute excerpt from Bing's “Learn To Play Blues On Mountain Dulcimer” livestream workshop on Crowdcast. Here, he shares some blues history, teaches the 12-bar blues form and looks at 4/4 time plus 12/8 time for strum rhythms.

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Episode 491 - "Livestream Revisited: One Little Fret"

 


A 25-minute excerpt from Bing's “One Little Fret” livestream workshop on Crowdcast. Here, he gives a little backstory on the mountain dulcimer fretboard, shows what notes the 1 ½ fret brings and how it opens up new scale, chord and melody possibilities.

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Episode 490 - "Running Down A Dream"

 


Bing performs the classic “Running Down A Dream” by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers using a Folkcraft Instruments double mountain dulcimer, a Micro POG octave pedal and a Boss RC-30 Loop Station.

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Episode 489 - "Voicings Of Reason"

 


The big subject is chord voicings and Bing takes a deep dive into music theory, first using the piano and then translating it to the mountain dulcimer. Intervals, chord building and inversions, oh my! Download resources for this episode at the Patreon Open House: https://www.patreon.com/posts/36051796

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Episode 488 - "Tintypes Of Chords"

 


Bing demonstrates and explains ten types of chords that can be played on the mountain dulcimer. This includes major, minor, dominant sevenths, major sevenths, minor sevenths, major sixths, minor sixths, augmented and diminished chords.

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Friday, April 03, 2020

Episode 487 - "Sad Blues"

 


Bing plays his original tune “Sad Blues” on a Folkcraft Instruments custom resonator tuned DADF#. In memory of Ellen Ash, mother of Folkcraft owner Richard Ash; wife of luthier Jim Ash.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Episode 486 - "For Maddie"

 


An in memoriam episode. Bing reminisces about Madeline MacNeil and performs “Planxty Fanny Power”, which he learned from her arrangement.

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