Friday, May 22, 2015

Dulcimerica 280 - "Rat Catching"










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Recorded on April 25th, 2015, Bing performs with Don Pedi on a tune that Don taught him in 2006 called "The Old Black Cat Couldn't Catch A Rat."

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Dulcimerica 279 - "A Very Scenic Detour"










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Recorded at the Lee County Gathering in Loachapoka, Alabama, this concert set features Bing performing with Erin Lewis and Amber Rogers of Scenic Roots in a barnstorming, shape-shifting medley of tunes including "Shine" by Collective Soul and a trilogy of fiddle tunes; "Texas", "Sandy Boys" and "Hangman's Reel." On fire! From April 25th, 2015.

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Friday, May 08, 2015

Dulcimerica 278 - "Down But Not Out"










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At the Lee County Gathering in Loachapoka, Alabama, Bing snaps a string on the downbeat of a planned medley by Leadbelly and is rescued by Folkcraft Instruments owner Richard Ash, who gives him a loaner while restringing his dulcimer. Bing goes right into "Pick A Bale of Cotton", "Cotton Fields" and "Take This Hammer." You never see videos of this kind of stuff! Recorded on April 25th, 2015

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Friday, May 01, 2015

Dulcimerica 277 - "Gimme That Old Time"










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From the Lee County Gathering in Loachapoka, Alabama, Bing explores some of the 1850's wonder of Pioneer Park before wandering into Don Pedi's workshop to get a taste of some old time music. Don performs "I'm As Happy As I Can Be In This Land" and "Walkin' In The Parlor."

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Dulcimerica 276 - "Capo Trickery"










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Here's a tutorial on how to use the capo effectively to play in different keys without having to memorize chords.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Dulcimerica 275 - "Getting Chunky Wit' It"










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A new tool for the toolbox; the right-hand palm mute which gives you a great CHUNK sound!

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Dulcimerica 274 - "Multi-Finger Method"










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Bing demonstrates the multi-finger technique used to get up and down the fretboard more efficiently.

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