Saturday, May 05, 2018

Episode 388 - "Falling In Love"

 


“Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley is the focus in this quick workshop on mountain dulcimer. Bing taught the tune by ear to a group of students over the weekend at the 2018 Lee County Gathering.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Episode 387 - "Up At The Bowery"

 


Bing performs “Promentory” from “The Last of the Mohicans” using a loopstation and a bass pedal in this conclusion of a two-part series from The Bowery Stage at Winnsboro Center For The Arts in Winnsboro, Texas.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Episode 386 - "Down At The Bowery"

 


Bing returns to The Bowery Stage at Winnsboro Center For The Arts in Winnsboro, Texas. See an overview of the town and a performance of “Sweet River” on mountain dulcimer and Native American flute using a looper pedal in this episode.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Episode 385 - "Zither and Yon"

 


Bing travels to Brenham, Texas and visits Zither Music Company, builder of award-winning instrument stands and stools.

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Friday, April 06, 2018

Episode 384 - "Gulf Coast Dulcimers 3"

 


Part 3 from the 6th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat featuring Bing Futch performing “Shady Groove.” PLUS, a look at some moments from the 1st Annual Castaway Cruise which sailed to Grand Cayman and Cozumel.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Episode 383 - "Gulf Coast Dulcimers 2"

 


Part 2 from the 6th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat featuring Guy & Sharrie George performing “Da Slockit Light.” Plus, some scenes from around the Homosassa Riverside Resort.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Episode 382 - "Gulf Coast Dulcimers 1"

 


Part 1 from the 6th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat featuring Folkcraft instruments owner Richard Ash playing “Sandy Boys” and “Bonaparte’s Retreat” on the Folkcraft Lap-JO, plus Cap’n Guy George navigating The Black Pearl on the Homosassa River.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Episode 381 - "Fam Jam Pt. 3"

 


Part 3 of a three-part series from the 2018 Celtic Family Jamboree in Brooksville, Florida. In the final installment, Bing performs “Promentory” from “The Last of the Mohicans” with fiddler Matt Miller.

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Friday, March 09, 2018

Episode 380 - "Fam Jam Pt. 2"

 


Part 2 of a three-part series from the 2018 Celtic Family Jamboree in Brooksville, Florida. In this episode, Bing must deal with an on-the-spot decision right before jamming “Bricks” with Rathkeltair frontman Trevor Tanner.

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Friday, March 02, 2018

Episode 379 - "Fam Jam Pt. 1"

 


Part 1 of a three-part series from the 2018 Celtic Family Jamboree in Brooksville, Florida. In this episode, Bing introduces the segment, which features musical moments from the fest, including Screaming Orphans.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Episode 378 - "A Full Plate Of Cabbage"

 


Bing takes the “Mountain Dulcimer National Anthem” and shares the oft-forsaken “B” part as well as tips to making “Bile Dem Cabbage Down” more palatable.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Episode 377 - "Seventh Heaven"

 


A special episode on seventh chords, those lovely little twists of the screw that create musical tension and release. Bing goes over how to build them and how to use them with plenty of tips along the way!

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Friday, February 09, 2018

Episode 376 - "Pulling Off A Hammer On"

 


With a focus on using hammer-ons and pull-offs as embellishments, this episode features a fun little tune called “Nixon’s Farewell.” Get ready for some great exercises to help you handle the heat.

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Friday, February 02, 2018

Episode 375 - "Step By Half-Step"

 


The ever-more-popular 1 ½ fret gets the spotlight on this episode. Bing shows what the extra fret is good for in DAD tuning and demonstrates a number of uses including extra scales, “blue notes” and glorious dominant seventh chords.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Episode 374 - "Let's Get Cross, Shall We?"

 


Bing takes a look at cross-picking on the mountain dulcimer, which isn’t terribly hard with this instrument, and sets up an exercise for developing interesting new patterns with your rhythm hand. The tablature for this exercise can be downloaded from here: https://tinyurl.com/crosspicking

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Episode 373 - "Intro To DAA Tuning"

 


Bing takes a look at the much-maligned tuning of DAA and includes tuning tips, scales, chord shapes and a little music theory background.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Episode 372 - "Lucky In Kentucky"

 


In the first road-trip of 2018, Bing travels to Louisville, Kentucky for Kentucky Music Winter Weekend. Along the way, he appears on WHAS-TV 11’s “Great Day Live!” and performs his new blues song, “Put You Down”, with Stephen Seifert. Gary Gallier and Mark Alan Wade also jam out.

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Friday, January 05, 2018

Episode 371 - "Making It Up"

 


Bing kicks off 2018, and the 11th season of "Dulcimerica", with some tips on how to make it up as you go. This is for mountain dulcimer tuned DAD and it covers scales, chords and using the capo to switch keys.

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