Friday, August 19, 2022

Episode 610 - "Keep on the Sunny Side"

 


The Stark Sessions return with a request for “Keep on the Sunny Side.” Bing lays it out as melody, then adds chords, then fires up the looper pedal and begins stacking parts to create a full arrangement.

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Friday, August 12, 2022

Episode 609 - "Let's Talk Compensation"

 


Bing demonstrates how to make a standard mountain dulcimer nut and bridge from supplied blank pieces. This is an excerpt from his workshop, “Turn Your Standard Into a Baritone.”

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Friday, August 05, 2022

Episode 608 - "Music & 'Musement"

 


Another travelogue episode from summer tour, this one showcasing some of the theme parks that Bing visited while on the road.

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Friday, July 29, 2022

Episode 607 - "Back on Tour"

 


It's been a long time, but this episode marks a return to the touring road as Bing sets out for Kentucky Music Week in Bardstown, Kentucky. Along the way, see beautiful scenery from the sky via drone and hear some fun jam and performance tunes! Bing's recording of Charley Pride's “River Song” serves as the soundtrack.

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Friday, July 22, 2022

Episode 606 - “Loch Lomond: Harmony”

 


Wrapping up a huge season of fundamentals, Bing puts the finishing touches on “Loch Lomond” with harmony and teases the next several weeks of Dulcimerica. Download mountain dulcimer tablature here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/65264913

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Episode 605 - “Stay Awake: Harmony”

 


Continuing a study of harmony, Bing gets into borrowed notes and chords from other keys for effect in this advanced-level episode. Download mountain dulcimer tablature for “Stay Awake” from https://www.patreon.com/posts/65262603

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Friday, July 08, 2022

Episode 604 - “Waltzing Matilda: Harmony”

 


Bing Futch continues a study of harmony with an intermediate-level episode that works with the melody to “Waltzing Matilda.” Download mountain tablature from the open house at Bing's Patreon site: https://www.patreon.com/posts/65259770

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