Sunday, November 19, 2017

Episode 366 - "Suwannee 2017 Pt. 2"

 


Part two from the 2017 Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat. A special crosscast: http://www.dpnews.com/dulcimergeekpodcast/2017/11/14/76-after-concert-conversation -with the Dulcimer Geek Podcast. Dan Landrum, Guy George, Aaron O’Rourke,David Beede, Lorinda Jones and Bing talk a bit after the Saturday evening concert. Fun stuff!

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Episode 365 - "Suwannee 2017 Pt.1"

 


From the 2017 Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat, Dan Landrum, Guy George, Aaron O’Rourke and Bing Futch put together an unusual, and powerful, set of music and thought on November 11th, 2017.

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Monday, November 06, 2017

Episode 364 - "Back In Black Mountain"

 


Wall-to-wall music in this episode from the 2017 Black Mountain Music Festival. Features The House Band jamming out, a tribute to Fats Domino with Aaron O’Rourke, Sissy Dinkle and Rick Thum plus plenty of shots around the Blue Ridge Assembly. Bing Futch and Sissy Dinkle also perform “Sway” in a great acoustic location!

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Episode 363 - "Better Ears"

 


Bing demonstrates the desktop version of Better Ears, a music theory training app. Interval ear training is discussed in this screenshot-centric video that gets to the heart of the matter!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Episode 362 - "Winfield 2017"

 


Bing performs his original blues song "That's What You Done To Me" on mountain dulcimer during his final set at the 46th Annual Walnut Valley Festival.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Episode 361 - "The Maine Thing"

 


Bing performs a baritone mountain dulcimer improvisational piece on a dock overlooking the Great East Lake in Acton, Maine. The Mavic Pro and SMOVE Smartphone Stabilizer were used to capture the aerial and aquatic shots.

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Friday, September 08, 2017

Episode 360 - "Dazing In Vermont"

 


Bing performs an improvisation at August Dulcimer Daze with mountain dulcimer and RAV Drum during the Saturday evening concert.

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Friday, September 01, 2017

Episode 359 - "Paradise Acres"

 


Bing returns to Paradise Acres for another barn concert. Get an aerial view of the farm and fly through the old 1800’s barn before the show!

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Episode 358 - "Tale Of Folkcraft"

 


In a special expanded episode, Bing visits the shop of Folkcraft Instruments in Woodburn, Indiana. Get a bird’s-eye view of the town courtesy of Bing’s new DJI Mavic Pro and then go behind-the-scenes as Folkcraft owner Richard Ash shows how they build mountain dulcimers. Bing test-drives a number of instruments in the showroom.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Episode 357 - "MOAR ODPC Funfest"

 


A look around the 2017 ODPC Funfest, now in its 45th year. Lots of fun and a huge finale featuring The Kaiser Family, Jason Yannity, Butch Ross, Stephen Seifert, Michael Opp, Scott Freeman and 33 of our closest musical friends.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Episode 356 - "2017 ODPC Funfest"

 


Part 1 of 2 features a 3-day intensive with Stephen Seifert; some workshop highlights for mountain dulcimers and a special improvisational demonstration with some insight into the process of creating on the fly.

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Friday, August 04, 2017

Episode 355 - "Dutchland Gathering"

 


Bing returns to the Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering in Willow Street, Pennsylvania for a weekend of fun. This episode includes performances by Wendy Songe, Butch Ross, Dave Haas, Susan Trump, Aubrey Atwater and Bing on mountain dulcimer. Also, some fun flying with fellow drone enthusiast Bob Bakelaar.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Episode 354 - "PA DAA"

 


Bing Futch continues his stay in Pennsylvania with an episode about the seven modern modes on the mountain dulcimer, which leads to retuning into DAA, why it's in some ways better than DAD and secrets to chord shapes in DAA. Crack the code on this misunderstood tuning!

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Episode 354 - "PA DAA"

 


Bing Futch continues his stay in Pennsylvania with an episode about the seven modern modes on the mountain dulcimer, which leads to retuning into DAA, why it's in some ways better than DAD and secrets to chord shapes in DAA. Crack the code on this misunderstood tuning!

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Episode 353 - "Pickin' In PA"

 


Bing begins his Pennsylvania tour by heading through Lancaster and Gettysburg before landing in Hanover for a look at strumming, flatpicking and fingerpicking the mountain dulcimer.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Episode 352 - "Fiddling Around"

 


Bing Futch heads to Indiana for The 45th Annual Indiana Fiddlers Gathering in Battle Ground. At the site of the Battle of Tippecanoe, Bing explores the festival and turns in a performance of "Only A Northwest Song" from "Dive!" during one of his two stage sets.

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Friday, July 07, 2017

Episode 351 - "High In Ohio"

 


Bing returns to Coshocton Dulcimer Days in Coshocton, Ohio for an episode that features a visit to Wildwood Music, sights and sounds of Roscoe Village and performances by a mountain dulcimer duet of Wendy Songe and Bing plus the Vanderveer Brothers String Band.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Episode 350 - "Traveler To Arkansas"

 


Bing travels through St. Louis, Missouri to Benton, Arkansas for Arkladulcifest. This episode features performances by Bing, along with Linda Brockinton and John & Karen Keane.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Episode 349 - "When In Wisconsin"

 


Bing travels to Wisconsin for a fun weekend of events with stops in Kenosha, Janesville and Ft. Atkinson. Stephen Seifert and Rick Thum feature prominently in two separate mountain dulcimer performances, plus a look around the Voight Music Center and an extended jam of "John Stinson's #2."

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Episode 348 - "Return To White Springs"

 


Bing returns to the Florida Folk Festival and performs his Friday morning set on the Paw Paw stage. This episode features a new song, "Sad Blues", performed on resonator mountain dulcimer and also some sights around the festival.

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Friday, June 09, 2017

Episode 347 - "Fun In Mississippi"

 


Bing heads to Wiggins, Mississippi for the Pine Hill Dulcimer Dayfest and performs on mountain dulcimer solo and with Jess Dickinson on hammered dulcimer. The tunes are "St. Louis Woman Blues", "Texas", "Sandy Boys" and "Hangman's Reel."

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Friday, June 02, 2017

Episode 346 - "Campin' The Dream"

 


Bing teaches his original tune “Campin’” on mountain dulcimer tuned DAD and also offers up a tribute to his first motorhome, Rita, alongside his new rig Imua. An emotional episode for any member of “Rita’s Fan Club.” Also, a preview of a brand new song called “Livin’ The Dream.”

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dulcimerica 345 - "My Heart Will Go On"

 


A companion episode to #344 - Bing revisits "My Heart Will Go On" from "Titanic" in this quick song study. Mountain dulcimer tuned to DAD. New end credits.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Dulcimerica 344 - "A Titanic Song"

 


Bing teaches a workshop on "My Heart Will Go On" from the film "Titanic." Using both piano and mountain dulcimer, he sheds some light on the mysteries of arranging while throwing in some music theory elements for transposing, explaining chord progressions and then working through the piece.

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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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