Friday, May 20, 2022

Episode 597 - “Get Rhythm: Advanced”

 


An advanced level episode on rhythm opens up the field to include techniques such as palm muting, hammer-ons, pull-offs, chops, and switching between strums and flatpicking for variety.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Episode 596 - “Get Rhythm: Intermediate”

 


Continuing an emphasis on rhythm, this intermediate level episode recaps some basic elements of building a strum, and how to find the support rhythm for every tune. This leads into selective strumming with demonstrations of various tunes throughout.

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Friday, May 06, 2022

Episode 595 - “Get Rhythm: Beginners”

 


For May 2022, the focus is on rhythm for all skill levels, starting with beginners. Bing goes into detail on the fundamentals for strumming. This includes where to strum and why, pick selection and grip, cadence exercises and playing actual tunes.

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Episode 594 - “The Fiddler Has Played His Last Tune For The Night (all levels)”

 


Here's another episode for all skill levels to wrap a repertoire-building series with backing tracks in the month of April. We close with “The Fiddler Has Played His Last Tune For The Night.” Download tablature and backing tracks from Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/64847884

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Friday, April 22, 2022

Episode 593 - “Amen (all levels)”

 


This all-levels episode works with the song, “Amen.” Bing teaches a simple version and breaks it down, then adds more advanced approaches to rhythm and combining melody + chords. Download tablature and backing tracks from Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/64823948

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Friday, April 15, 2022

Episode 592 - “The Pirate O'Reilly (advanced)”

 


This advanced-level episode features the 1987 tune, “The Pirate O'Reilly” from Bing's album, 21. Download tablature and backing tracks from the Patreon open house at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/64812977

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Friday, April 08, 2022

Episode 591 - “Mississippi Sawyer (intermediate)”

 


Our intermediate tune is “Mississippi Sawyer” and Bing teaches both the basic and “notey” versions. Download tablature and backing tracks from the Patreon open house at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/64779783

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