Friday, July 19, 2024

Episode 710 - "Travels With Bing"

 


From a house concert in Columbus, Ohio to Mackinac Island, Michigan, this episode takes a look at Bing's adventures on summer tour in the first part of July. Includes a live rendition of “Hallelujah” and “Can't Help Falling In Love”.
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Friday, July 12, 2024

Episode 709 - "Mountain Dulcimer Museum Tour"

 


From Sharonville, Ohio, Bing takes us inside the American Folk Music School & National Mountain Dulcimer Museum with director Vickey Sasser.
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Friday, July 05, 2024

Episode 708 - "KMW Through the Lens"

 


Bing offers a brief glimpse into his time at Kentucky Music Week through video and music, including a performance of “ADHD Blues” on mountain dulcimer.
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Friday, June 28, 2024

Episode 707 - "Groovy Cabbage"

 


Back at White Acres Campground, Bing brings some of his teachings from Kentucky Music Week in an episode focused on rhythms and strum-building for songs. A demo of a 3-measure cadence for muscle memory, the palm mute, and turning drums into strums gets applied to “Boil Dem Cabbage Down”
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Friday, June 21, 2024

Episode 706 - "Mountain Dulcimer Quick-Start"

 


Bing takes a no-frills approach to getting started with mountain dulcimer. Here he demonstrates how to 1) figure out tunes you know, 2) make up your own tunes, 3) noodle around, all after a quick tutorial on how to play the drone melody style. A great beginners resource, or for the passing curious.
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Friday, June 14, 2024

Episode 705 - "The DulciVox Pro"

 


Bing arrives at Folkcraft Instruments in Woodburn, Indiana, and gets a behind-the-scenes look at production of the new DulciVox mountain dulcimers. He also takes his new DulciVox Pro for a test-drive through some fiddle tunes, O'Carolan, and Meatloaf.
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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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