Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Dulcimerica 265 - "Splitting The Flip Side"










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Recorded December 30th, 2014, this video shows Bing Futch tracking the song "The Flip Side" from the upcoming album "Unresolved Blues." Using a split-screen technique, you see Bing on the right laying down the mountain dulcimer track while, on the left, he adds vocals.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dulcimerica 264 - "Sans Day Carol"










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Bing performs and leads a tutorial on how to play "Sans Day Carol" on the mountain dulcimer from his album "Christmas Each Day."

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dulcimerica 263 - "Rhythm Basics"










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Bing goes over some basic rhythm exercises and techniques including cadence practice, pick selection, chops, palm muting, staccato, selective strumming and more!

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Dulcimerica 262 - "Beauty and the Beast Tutorial"










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Bing performs and offers a tutorial on playing the 1991 Academy-Award Winning Disney song "Beauty and the Beast."

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Dulcimerica 261 - "Beauty and the Beast"










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Bing performs "Beauty and the Beast" at the 2014 Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dulcimerica 260 - "Bringin' The Blues"










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Bing performs at the Central Florida Blues Challenge and wins the "Solo Artist" Award.

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Friday, October 03, 2014

Dulcimerica 259 - "Revving It Up"










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At The Midwest Uke Fest, Bing Futch performs "Red Headed Lover" on mountain dulcimer with Lil' Rev on harmonica.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Dulcimerica 258 - "Back In Roscoe Village"










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A rambling look around the 40th Annual Coshocton Dulcimer Days in Roscoe Village - Coshocton, Ohio.  Features headliner performers Cathy Barton and Dave Para, Stephen Seifert and special appearances by Jerry Rockwell, Gary Sager, Mark Alan Wade and Nathaniel Samsel.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Dulcimerica 257 - "ODPC Fun Fest Pt. 6"










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Rick Thum performs "Three Little Birds" with a little help from his friends at the ODPC Fun Fest in Evart, Michigan.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Dulcimerica 256 - "ODPC Fun Fest Pt. 5"










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Bing Futch performs his 15 minute set with special guests Jeff Wilkinson, Sarah Morgan and Rick Thum at the ODPC Fun Fest in Evart, Michigan.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dulcimerica 255 - "ODPC Fun Fest Pt. 4"










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Butch Ross performs his original song "Little Liza Jane" at the 2014 ODPC Fun Fest in Evart, Michigan.

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Dulcimerica 254 - "ODPC Fun Fest Pt. 3"










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Jess Dickinson performs "I'll Fly Away" at the 2014 ODPC Funfest in Evart, Michigan with his backup band, Sid Rogers - Bass; Rick Thum - guitar; Bing Futch - mountain dulcimer.

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Dulcimerica 253 - "ODPC Fun Fest Pt. 2"










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Stephen Seifert performs a medley of tunes in the Friday evening concert at the ODPC Fun Fest in Evart, Michigan - July 18, 2014.

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Dulcimerica 252 - "ODPC Fun Fest Pt. 1"










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Mountain dulcimers en masse as Annette Lindsey leads the group through "Red Wing" at the ODPC Fun Fest in Evart, Michigan.

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Friday, August 08, 2014

Dulcimerica 251 - "Too Old To Die Young"










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Recorded on the morning of July 18th at the ODPC Funfest in Evart, Michigan, "Too Old To Die Young" is dedicated to the memory of Doug Snapp and performed by Bing Futch and Sarah Morgan. The duo would perform the song during Bing's set later that evening at the Friday concert.

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Dulcimerica 250 - "Dulci-More Pt. 4"










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To wrap up a four-part series, a look around Dulci-More 20 in Lisbon, Ohio and Bing Futch performs "The Gael/Promentory" from "The Last Of The Mohicans."

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Dulcimerica 249 - "Dulci-More 20 Pt. 3"










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Dan Landrum and Bing Futch perform an improvisational piece on Hammered Dulcimer and Native American flute at Dulci-More 20 in Lisbon, Ohio.

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Dulcimerica 248 - "Dulci-More 20 Pt. 2"










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Stephen Seifert performs a fantastic rendition of "I Am A Poor Wayfaring Stranger" on mountain dulcimer at Dulci-More 20 in Lisbon, Ohio.

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Dulcimerica 247 - "Dulci-More 20 Pt. 1"










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At the Dulci-More 20 Festival in Lisbon, Ohio - festival organizer Bill Schilling introduces "Shenandoah" performed by the Dulci-More group.

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Dulcimerica 246 - "Bricks (with Stephen Seifert)"










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From Dulci-More 20 in Lisbon, Ohio - Bing Futch and Stephen Seifert perform "Another Brick In The Wall" parts 1, 2 and 3 by Pink Floyd.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Dulcimerica 245 - "Live From Shreveport Pt. 3"










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The third and final in a series of videos from the home of Karen and John Keane.  A sassy version of "Squirrel Heads In Gravy."

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Dulcimerica 241 - "Lagniappe Pt. 4"










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Another look at the Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete in Port Allen, Louisiana, just across the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge. Here, you'll see Gary and Toni Sager as well as Maragaret and Jerry Wright perform.

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Dulcimerica 240 - "Lagniappe Pt. 3"










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Another look at the Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete in Port Allen, Louisiana, just across the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge. See Aaron O'Rourke in action both teaching and on the stage!

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dulcimerica 239 - "Lagniappe Pt. 2"










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Another look at the Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete in Port Allen, Louisiana, just across the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge. The Lagniappe Dulcimer club plays "Iko Iko" and concert emcee Mike Anderson performs a medley on mountain dulcimer.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dulcimerica 238 - "Lagniappe Pt. 1"










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From March 7th, 2014 - Bing Futch and Gina Forsyth light into a rendition of "Mes Parents" stirred up with "Don't Bury Me" at the Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete' in Port Allen, Louisiana. Mike Anderson is the emcee.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dulcimerica 237 - "Hello Homosassa! Pt. 4"










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From the 2nd Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat; the grand finale from Saturday night's concert with Richard Ash, Guy & Sharrie George and Bing Futch performing "Soldier's Joy" and "Three Little Birds" and an airboat ride down the Homosassa River and into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Dulcimerica 236 - "Hello Homosassa! Pt. 3"










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Bing Futch performs "Red Headed Woman" and "Come On With Me" at the 2nd Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat.

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Dulcimerica 235 - "Hello Homosassa! Pt 2"










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Music from the 2nd Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat at the Homosassa Riverside Resort in Homosassa, Florida. Bing Futch performs along with Guy and Sharrie George on "Margaritaville."

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Dulcimerica 234 - "Hello Homosassa!"










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Music from the 2nd Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat at the Homosassa Riverside Resort in Homosassa, Florida. Richard Ash performs along with Guy and Sharrie George plus a look at life on the river.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dulcimerica 233 - "Roots and Inversions"










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Using DAD tuning, Bing demonstrates how to find chord roots and also how to create inversions. 

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Dulcimerica 232 - "Down The River I Go, Uncle Joe"










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Happy New Year!  For the first video of 2014, "Dulcimerica" reveals a remix of the theme, new opening and ending credits and a detailed look at the old tune "Down The River I Go, Uncle Joe." Tuning is dd-A-D.

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