Friday, March 22, 2019

Episode 434 - “Singing & Strumming”

 


Bing offers up some tips on singing while playing the mountain dulcimer. These include awareness of posture, song memorization, “feeling” the rhythm, training muscle-memory and lots of practice points.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Episode 433 - “FGCDR Concert Moments”

 


Another look at the 7th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat through the Saturday evening concert. The Manatee Orchestra begins with “Tequila” and then, a series of showtunes and some Bruce Springsteen from Guy & Sharrie George, Richard Ash and Bing Futch. For more information visit: http://www.GulfCoastDulcimer.com and http://www.CastawayMusicCruise.com

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Friday, March 08, 2019

Episode 432 - "Of Rivers & Oceans"

 


This special episode features moments from two events; The 7th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat and the 2nd Annual Castaway Music Cruise. For more information visit: http://www.GulfCoastDulcimer.com and http://www.CastawayMusicCruise.com

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Friday, March 01, 2019

Episode 431 - "On The Road Again (Chord Study)"

 


Bing uses the Willie Nelson tune “On The Road Again” to demonstrate accidentals, chords and notes that aren’t part of the current key signature. Also, a look at root-five chords and dominant seventh chords and their usefulness.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Episode 430 - "Chord Progressions 101"

 


Demystifying chord progressions is on the menu for this episode! Starting with a recap of scale degrees and chord-building, Bing demonstrates how to read chord progressions using Roman numerals, builds short as well as long progressions and explains the concepts of re-voicing and chord leading.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Episode 429 - "Roots and Shapes"

 


Music theory studies continue with a look at ways to memorize the DAD fretboard and name the three chord shapes using note placement and an understanding of major and minor chord characteristics.

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Friday, February 08, 2019

Episode 428 - "Majoring In Minors"

 


Continuing on from the last episode, Bing gets into the ii, iii, vi and vii° chords with a look at how to build them, where to find them and how to use them. Bonus info on the suspended 2 and 4 chord alteration.

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Friday, February 01, 2019

Episode 427 - "I, IV and V For Victory"

 


Bing demonstrates the theory behind the I, IV and V chords and shows how to use the major scale to discover what note are inside each chord.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Episode 426 - "Theory Roots Pt. 2"

 


Continuing from the last episode, Bing recaps the building blocks of music and then shows how to build major and minor chords on the mountain dulcimer.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Episode 425 - "Theory Roots Pt. 1"

 


More fundamental mountain dulcimer instruction this time around with a look at the very basics of music theory. Bing discusses and demonstrates the difference between notes and pitches, introduces intervals and explores the chromatic and diatonic scales. Lots of info in this episode!

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Episode 424 - "CGG Exploration"

 


Continuing a look into CGG tuning, Bing demonstrates qualities of the C major scale including which notes are considered “safe” and how to listen for “restful” vs. “restless harmonies.

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Friday, January 04, 2019

Episode 423 - "CGG Tuning"

 


Bing kicks off the 12th season of “Dulcimerica” with a look at CGG (155) tuning. A look at scales, chord shapes and a quick way to play the I, IV and V chords in the key of C.

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