Friday, June 07, 2024

Episode 704 - "New Tune: 'Gebhard'"

 


Arriving at his first tour stop, Bing writes a new tune inspired by the Gebhard Woods Dulcimer & Traditional Music Festival, taking place this weekend at Goold Park in Morris, Illinois (That's June 8th and 9th for you in the present.)
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Friday, May 31, 2024

Episode 703 - “One Last Bit of New Jam Book!”

 


One last bit of music from Mountain Dulcimer in the Band (Book 8) featuring a walk-through of “Hard Times” by Stephen Foster and some fancy interlude chords.
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Friday, May 24, 2024

Episode 702 - "Even More New Jam Book!"

 


Another snippet of the May 8th edition of Mountain Dulcimer in the JAM!, a monthly online workshop/jam sprung from the pages of the tune-and-backing-track series, Mountain Dulcimer in the Band. Today's episode features “Wild Mountain Thyme” in the style of Dire Straits!
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Friday, May 17, 2024

Episode 701 - "More New Jam Book!"

 


Another snippet of the May 8th edition of Mountain Dulcimer in the JAM!, a monthly online workshop/jam sprung from the pages of the tune-and-backing-track series, Mountain Dulcimer in the Band. Today's episode features “Wild Mountain Thyme” in the style of Dire Straits!
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Friday, May 10, 2024

Episode 700 - "New Jam Book!"

 


Episode 700 shares a snippet of the May 8th edition of Mountain Dulcimer in the JAM!, a monthly online workshop/jam sprung from the pages of the tune-and-backing-track series, Mountain Dulcimer in the Band. With Book 8 newly released, Bing walks through "Keep on the Sunny Side", and then sets everyone loose on the backing track. Play along!
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Friday, May 03, 2024

Episode 699 - "Can't Help Starkly"

 


Continuing with the Stark Session series, featuring the Folkcraft Instruments DulciVox mountain dulcimer, Bing works up “Can't Help Falling In Love” from melody to full arrangement with chords and rhythm.
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Friday, April 26, 2024

Episode 698 - The DulciVox

 


In a continuing series of episodes featuring The Stark Sessions, Bing deconstructs “Lean On Me”, distilling it to the melody, then adding harmony and support. He is playing the third prototype of the Folkcraft Instruments DulciVox, which is now officially available to order from Folkcraft.com
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