Friday, June 14, 2019

Episode 446 - "Duly Noted"

 


By request! Bing offers up a little history on playing with a noter, teaches the tune “Wildwood Flower” and demonstrates some helpful practices. Includes tips on playing on multiple strings as a lead-in to slide style playing.

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Friday, June 07, 2019

Episode 445 - "A-Chording We Will Go"

 


Wrapping up a trilogy of music theory-focused episodes, Bing reviews the keys of G major and A major. Also covered here, scale degrees, chords and harmony, using different voicings and what the heck a diminished chord sounds like.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Episode 444 - “Your ‘A’ Game”

 


Continuing on with a study of different keys, Bing delves into the key of A, showing scales and how to gain an extra key (Am) by being aware of landmark frets.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Episode 443 - “Aw, G, Mister!”

 


Diving back into the music theory, here’s a look into playing in the key of G, both while using a capo and also with the 1+ fret. This episode covers scales, chords, “restless” vs “restful” intervals and lots of in-depth insight!

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Episode 442 - "The Dynamic Duo"

 


Bing uses rhythm exercises, and the Leonard Cohen tune “Hallelujah”, to demonstrate dynamics of timing and volume, adding more personality and emotion to your playing.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Episode 441 - "Colors of the Wind"

 


Bing teaches his arrangement of “Colors Of The Wind” from the Walt Disney Picture “Pocahontas.”

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Friday, May 03, 2019

Episode 440 - “Hard Times/Lean On Me”

 


From a campground in Williamsburg, Virginia, Bing demonstrates his mash-up of Stephen Foster’ “Hard Times” and Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me.” Download the tablature at Bing’s Patreon Open House for free! https://www.patreon.com/posts/mountain-hard-on-26362155

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