Friday, October 22, 2021

Episode 567 - “Improvisation in DGD Tuning”

 


Bing takes a wander on a mountain dulcimer tuned DGD.

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Episode 566 - “Hurts So Good Pt.2: Pink Floyd”

 


From the 49th Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, Bing performs an improvisation-fiiled rendition of “Bricks” with Kansas band Sally and the Hurts on Stage 1.

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Friday, October 08, 2021

Episode 565 - “Hurts So Good Pt. 1: Journey”

 


Returning to scenes from the 49th Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, Bing performs an 80s rock classic on Stage 1 with the help of Kansas band Sally and the Hurts.

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Friday, October 01, 2021

Episode 564 - “Chord Progressions: Voice Leading”

 


Part nine, and the grand finale of a multi-part look at chord progressions. To wrap things up, Bing demonstrates chord inversions and how they work for voice leading smooth chord progressions.

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Episode 563 - “A Sorbet From Winfield, Kansas”

 


We interrupt this series on chord progressions to bring you this almost-live backstage look at the 49th Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. Features Sally and the Hurts performing a bit of “Overalls” and “Don't Stop Believing”(with Bing) and a jam of “John Stinson's No. 2” with Abby the Spoon Lady! This is also the Dulcimerica debut of Tim, Bing's new Folkcraft Instruments mountain dulcimer.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Episode 562 - “Chord Progressions: Chromaticism”

 


Part eight of a nine-week study on chord progressions takes the gloves off and wrestles with chromaticism, a technique that brings chromatic elements into diatonic composition and arrangement. The episode covers secondary dominants, chromatic mediants and a wee bit on voice leading with chromatic elements.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Episode 561 - “Chord Progressions: Minor Moves”

 


Part seven of a nine-week study on chord progressions begins to step outside of the diatonic box with a look at some alternate minor scales used for reharmonizing chords. Theory includes the harmonic minor scale, how to create it and build the chords, as well as the ascending and descending melodic minors.

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