Friday, September 23, 2022

Episode 615 - "Improvisation: Table Rock Lake"

 


Bing performs an improvisation on baritone mountain dulcimer in Table Rock State Park – Branson, Missouri. Tuning is AEA.

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Episode 614 - "Stand in the Place Where You Play"

 


From the 50th Annual Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, Bing takes a look at the new mountain dulcimer stand made by Wolf Hill Woodworking.

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Friday, September 09, 2022

Episode 613 - "Simple Gifts"

 


The Stark Sessions are bare-bones song studies shot in high contrast black and white with no dialogue, allowing viewers to focus on the tune at hand. For this session, the song, “Simple Gifts”, is broken down into melody, drone melody and then chords are added.

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Friday, September 02, 2022

Episode 612 - "Bass Basics"

 


An excerpt from the “How to Play Bass Mountain Dulcimer” workshop from August 31st, 2022. Bing records “Bile Dem Cabbage” into a looper pedal and then demonstrates a number of different bass techniques. Download tablature and backing track practice materials for this episode from: http://www.Patreon.com/posts/71379505

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Friday, August 26, 2022

Episode 611 - "Birds of a Feather"

 


Bing performs a new tune written on August 23rd, 2022. “Birds of a Feather” is in the key of D, DAD tuning and pivots into the key of C for the second half. A work in progress!

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Friday, August 19, 2022

Episode 610 - "Keep on the Sunny Side"

 


The Stark Sessions return with a request for “Keep on the Sunny Side.” Bing lays it out as melody, then adds chords, then fires up the looper pedal and begins stacking parts to create a full arrangement.

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Friday, August 12, 2022

Episode 609 - "Let's Talk Compensation"

 


Bing demonstrates how to make a standard mountain dulcimer nut and bridge from supplied blank pieces. This is an excerpt from his workshop, “Turn Your Standard Into a Baritone.”

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