Friday, July 01, 2022

Episode 603 - “Birmingham Jail: Harmony”

 


Bing opens the month of July with a beginner-level episode that's a follow-up to episode 599 from last month. He demonstrates harmonic concepts like consonance, dissonance and breaks down the process of adding harmony to build chords. Tablature available at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/65253279

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Episode 602 - “Loch Lomond: Melody”

 


Wrapping up a month of melodic study with an all-levels episode, Bing ties the source of melody together with the movement of chords in a sneak peek of next month's topic. The old Scottish tune, “Loch Lomond” serves as the exercise piece to close us out.

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Episode 601 - “Stay Awake: Melody”

 


Continuing a series on melody for the month of June 2022, Bing goes into non- diatonic notes in this advanced-level episode that features the song, “Stay Awake” from “Mary Poppins.”

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Episode 600 - “Waltzing Matilda: Melody”

 


The melodic series continues with an intermediate episode on the classic tune, “Waltzing Matilda.”

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Friday, June 03, 2022

Episode 599 - “Birmingham Jail: Melody”

 


The month of June shifts the focus to melody. In this beginner-level episode, Bing explores where melody comes from, talks a bit about scales, and shows what it means to play in a particular key. The traditional tune, “Birmingham Jail' serves as an exercise piece.

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Friday, May 27, 2022

Episode 598 - “Get Rhythm: All Levels”

 


Bing wraps a month-long look at rhythms by offering up some practice strums in 2/4, 4/4, 3/4 and 6/8 time. For all skill levels!

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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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