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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Friday, September 27, 2019

Episode 461 - "Groovy Accents"

 


Here's a nifty strumming trick that will help you inject groove into your music. Bing illustrates the use of accents for changing up styles and demonstrates how to spice up tunes with some right-hand magic!

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Episode 460 - "To The Max, Dad"

 


Bing introduces the Folkroots MaxDAD H Series Standard/Bass Hybrid 5-string dulcimer from Folkcraft Instruments and demonstrates some approaches when getting started with it.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Episode 459 - “A Noter One”

 


This episode focuses on noter-style playing and offers up a bit of history, some tips on selecting and using a noter along with playing the tune “Soldier's Joy.”

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Friday, September 06, 2019

Episode 458 - “Dorian”

 


On September 4th, 2019, Bing laid out a four-part improvisation on keyboards, mountain dulcimer and Native American flute influenced by Hurricane Dorian, which had just brushed past his home in central Florida. The piece utilizes the Am Dorian mode.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Episode 457 - “3-Day Advanced Sessions”

 


Part 3 from Bing's 2019 3-Day Intensive in Evart, MI. From the advanced sessions, Bing teaches Beethoven's “Ode To Joy” as a three-part invention played on single strings. Download resources for this episode at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/29042429

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