Friday, March 01, 2024

Episode 690 - "Simba, Queen of Milagro"

 


A new tune inspired by Bing's oldest cat, Simba. Includes introductions to all five rescued felines at Casa de Milagro, and a tribute to Simba's BFF, Roscoe, who left for Rainbow Bridge in January.
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Friday, February 23, 2024

Episode 689 - "Colored Aristocracy"

 


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, “Colored Aristocracy”, is broken down into melody, drone melody and then chords are added along with a backing track.
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Friday, February 16, 2024

Episode 688 - "Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss"

 


Bing teaches the tune “Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss” on mountain dulcimer in the key of D, tuned DAD, and then cranks up the backing tracks to audition the song for “Mountain Dulcimer in the Band (Book 8)”. Play along with the band and Bing, plus download tracks at http://www.Patreon.com/BingFutch
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Friday, February 09, 2024

Episode 687 - "Shaving A Dead Man"

 


Bing teaches the tune “Shaving a Dead Man” on a Folkcraft Instruments LAP-JO hybrid mountain dulcimer/banjo. Also, a sneak preview of “Mountain Dulcimer in the Band (Book 8)”, and Bing receives a surprise phone call mid-shoot. Download tablature and backing tracks from Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/posts/98044374
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Friday, February 02, 2024

Episode 686 - "Fun With ChatGPT"

 


A full-blown music video for Bing's new song, “ChatGPT (Been Very Very Good To Me).” It started January 20th with Bing singing the chorus melody for fun, and ended up two weeks later as both a new single, and his first official music video!
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Friday, January 26, 2024

Episode 685 - "Found Blues"

 


8 years ago this week, Bing won the “Best Solo Guitar” award at the 32nd Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. This episode features recently discovered footage of his finals set at The Orpheum Theater, along with the announcement of his win at the awards ceremony, which had somehow not been included in episode 303.
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Friday, January 19, 2024

Episode 684 - "Equalization"

 


For all the mountain dulcimer players using amplifiers and mixers, this episode is for you! And everyone else who would like a front-row seat to the basics of equalization. This is just a small portion of the full 90-minute free workshop “Putting it into Gear: Equalization” - join for free and take the next class: Patreon.com/BingFutch
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