The first in a series of videos from the 2018 Black Mountain Music Festival in Black Mountain, North Carolina. In this episode, Bing introduces the new Folkcraft Instruments NT-11 electric mountain dulcimer and performs “The Ballad of John Henry” in the Thursday night concert.
Bing performs a new tune inside of, and inspired by his travels with, Imua, his Fleetwood Tioga Ranger 25G motorhome. “This Next Chapter” is a bittersweet groove that recognizes the ever-changing landscape outside our highway windows.
Bing teaches the tune “Twinkle” in DAD tuning for mountain dulcimer. Another look at mixing flat-picking and strumming, this song demonstration also covers using pull-offs in place of pick-strokes and selective strumming for dynamics.