Friday, May 12, 2017

Dulcimerica 343 - "Big Apple Bing"

 


With two shows in New York City, Bing travels by PATH from New Jersey into Manhattan and performs his first NYC shows at the Shrine World in Harlem and at The People's Voice Cafe in Manhattan. Songs include a tribute to Leadbelly, "Never Too Late" and "Hopi Opa Groove Machine."

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Thursday, May 04, 2017

Dulcimerica 342 - "A Rag Revisited"

 


From Black Mountain, North Carolina, Bing Futch takes a look around the town and presents a quick workshop on playing "Black Mountain Rag" in the keys of D and A. Mountain dulcimer tuning for this episode is DAD.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Dulcimerica 341 - "Wild Blue Yonder"

 


A very special "Dulcimerica"! Bing visits Jonathan Timlin, who is the sole Diamond Level patron on his Patreon site. Part of Jon's reward incentive package is a home-cooked meal and a private house concert for friends and family. On this particular day, Jon also organized a Hangar Jam for attendees and a flight in his 1947 Taylorcraft for Bing, along with lots of drone flying. Plenty of music in this episode, including "Spotted Pony", "John Stinson's #2", "Boatman" and an extended post-concert medley by Bing featuring "The Old Folks At Home", "Norwegian Wood", "O Holy Night", "Hallelujah", "Planxty Fanny Power" and "Rocky Top."

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Dulcimerica 340 - "The Suwannee River"

 


"Dulcimerica" travelogs are back! This one comes from the 5th Annual Suwannee Paddling Festival at Suwannee State Park on the banks of that famous river. Bing teaches a workshop on "The Old Folks At Home" down by the riverside and gets some aerial shots of the scenery with the 3DR Solo quadcopter and GoPro Hero 4 Black camera.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Dulcimerica 339 - "Cross Picking"

 


Bing gives some tips and exercises on cross-picking the mountain dulcimer to achieve more dynamic results with your strumming/picking hand. After-credits!

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Friday, April 07, 2017

Dulcimerica 338 - "I'll Fly Away"

 


Bing demonstrates how to play the old gospel classic "I'll Fly Away" on mountain dulcimer tuned to DAD. After-credits!

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dulcimerica 337 - "Jam Trax!"

 


Bing offers some tips and tricks to improvising on the mountain dulcimer and demonstrates using one of the cuts from "Milagro Canyon Jam Trax Volume Two: Mountain Dulcimer Edition."

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Dulcimerica 336 - "Messin'"

 


Bing demonstrates how to mess around. Easy harmonies, rhythm tips and chord shapes for DAD tuning in mountain dulcimer land. Special after credits shout-out!

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Dulcimerica 335 - "That Phrase"

 


In a special 30-minute workshop, Bing Futch delves into "that phrase" that makes most mountain dulcimer players crazy: music theory. Breaking it down into easy exercises, Bing shows how to memorize the fretboard using scales and how to build chords with just three basic chord shapes. Lots of information in this one! After credits ridiculousness ensues.

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Dulcimerica 334 - "Groovy"

 


Bing demonstrates how to put groove into your playing by focusing on rhythmic cadences. As usual, stay for after the credits! Episode #334, despite what the title card says!

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Dulcimerica 333 - "Starting With Arpeggios"

 


Bing demonstrates easy practice for flat-picking arpeggios, from chord-scale exercises to varying picking patterns for variety. Tuned in DAD for mountain dulcimer, this episode will help you to add some dynamics to your rhythm section!

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Dulcimerica 332 - "Old Joe Clark - Two Keys"

 


Bing Futch demonstrates how to transpose the classic old-time tune "Old Joe Clark" from the key of D to the key of A on the mountain dulcimer. He is also disturbed by cats. After-credits!

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Dulcimerica 333 - "Starting With Arpeggios"

 


Bing demonstrates easy practice for flat-picking arpeggios, from chord-scale exercises to varying picking patterns for variety. Tuned in DAD for mountain dulcimer, this episode will help you to add some dynamics to your rhythm section! After-credits!

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Dulcimerica 331 - "Looping Again"

 


By viewer request! Bing demonstrates his pedal board with particular attention to the Boss RC-30 Loopstation. Lots of info on creating loops, using other pedals and also a tutorial on his version of "Promentory" from "The Last of the Mohicans."

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Dulcimerica 330 - "Rehearsal Plan"

 


For the first show of 2017, Bing proposes a three-part approach to rehearsals in order to build fundamentals, confidence and present challenges in balance. He also messes around a little with "My Heart Will Go On" on the baritone mountain dulcimer.

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