Dulcimerica Video Podcast

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Appalachian mountain dulcimer performer/instructor Bing Futch hosts this video podcast which features song demos, workshops, lessons, tips, interviews, festivals and road-trips into the heart of Dulcimerica!

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http://thedulcimericavideopodcast.blogspot.com/
Description
Americana singer/songwriter Bing Futch hosts this video podcast featuring music, workshops, festivals, interviews and journeys into the heart of Dulcimerica!
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-11-15 20:44
last episode published
2019-11-15 12:30
publication frequency
7.0 days
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Number of Episodes
63
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Episodes

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15.11.2019

Episode 468 - "Novice November: Polly Wolly Doodle"

 Direct DownloadThe third of five episodes for novice/beginner players in DAA (1-5-5) tuning uses the old folk tune “Polly Wolly Doodle” as an exercise for using an inward-outward strum for eighth notes. Bing also shows how to put a “swing” into a tun...
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8.11.2019

Episode 467 - "Novice November: Slurs, Rests & Dots"

 Direct DownloadContinuing on with a month of episodes devoted to novice/beginner players and DAA tuning, Bing gets into more tablature and rhythm reading with slurs, rests and dotted notes. Download the resource materials from: https://www.patreon.co...
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1.11.2019

Episode 466 - "Novice November: Reading Tab"

 Direct DownloadKicking off an entire month of novice-beginner mountain dulcimer instruction, Bing opens things up in DAA (1-5-5) tuning and goes over how to read tablature. Note durations are demonstrated and there's even a few tunes! Download the r...
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25.10.2019

Episode 465 - "Reflections On The Road"

 Direct DownloadA selection of random moments, musical, natural and top-thrill, captured from Bing's 2019 summer and fall tours. Lots of familiar faces! Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands.Enjoy "Dulcimerica"? Co...
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18.10.2019

Episode 464 - "Noodling In NC: Pt. 2"

 Direct DownloadIn part two of a two-part episode, Bing takes the previous workshop and adds a bit of simple music theory to create a path for improvisation. A review of all the available chords in the key of D is followed by a neat trick for creating...
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11.10.2019

Episode 463 - "Noodling In NC: Pt. 1"

 Direct DownloadIn part one of a two-part episode, Bing shows a simple way to build improvisational skills. By setting a basic rhythm, and using some easy patterns, you can create music on the fly while developing familiarity with the fretboard. Prep...
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4.10.2019

Episode 462 - "Old Billy Hell"

 Direct DownloadBing teaches the crooked Kentucky tune “Old Billy Hell.” Tablature for the tune can be downloaded from Bing's Patreon site – now featuring an ongoing Open House: https://www.patreon.com/posts/dulcimerica-462-30214569Bing Futch is endor...
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27.09.2019

Episode 461 - "Groovy Accents"

 Direct DownloadHere's a nifty strumming trick that will help you inject groove into your music. Bing illustrates the use of accents for changing up styles and demonstrates how to spice up tunes with some right-hand magic! Bing Futch is endorsed by Fo...
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20.09.2019

Episode 460 - "To The Max, Dad"

 Direct DownloadBing introduces the Folkroots MaxDAD H Series Standard/Bass Hybrid 5-string dulcimer from Folkcraft Instruments and demonstrates some approaches when getting started with it.Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Z...
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13.09.2019

Episode 459 - “A Noter One”

 Direct DownloadThis episode focuses on noter-style playing and offers up a bit of history, some tips on selecting and using a noter along with playing the tune “Soldier's Joy.”Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands....
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6.09.2019

Episode 458 - “Dorian”

 Direct DownloadOn September 4th, 2019, Bing laid out a four-part improvisation on keyboards, mountain dulcimer and Native American flute influenced by Hurricane Dorian, which had just brushed past his home in central Florida. The piece utilizes the A...
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30.08.2019

Episode 457 - “3-Day Advanced Sessions”

 Direct DownloadPart 3 from Bing's 2019 3-Day Intensive in Evart, MI. From the advanced sessions, Bing teaches Beethoven's “Ode To Joy” as a three-part invention played on single strings. Download resources for this episode at: https://www.patreon.com...
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23.08.2019

Episode 456 - “3-Day Intermediate Sessions”

 Direct DownloadPart 2 from the 3-Day Mountain Dulcimer Intensive in Evart, MI In the intermediate sessions, Bing ran cross-picking exercises to establish a toolbox of rhythms and teaches his original tune “Goodbye Is Not Forever.” Download resources ...
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16.08.2019

Episode 455 - “3-Day Beginner Sessions”

 Direct DownloadPart 1 from the 3-Day Mountain Dulcimer Intensive taught by Bing on July 15th, 16th and 17th, 2019. During highlights from the beginner sessions, he shares how to memorize the fretboard using scales and also imparts some rhythm hacks. D...
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9.08.2019

Episode 454 - "2019 ODPC Funfest: Pt. 3

 Direct DownloadPart three from the 2019 ODPC Funfest in Evart, Michigan features a group mountain dulcimer performance as well as Bing's entire Friday night set, complete with technical difficulties and captions explaining what's going on. A good exa...
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2.08.2019

Episode 453 - "2019 ODPC Funfest: Pt. 2"

 Direct DownloadSecond in a series from the 2019 ODPC Funfest in Evart, Michigan features lots of music and instruction including an extended piece from Bing's 3-Day Intensive just before the funfest. Download the resource material via Bing's Patreon O...
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2.08.2019

Episode 453 - "2019 ODPC Funfest: Pt. 2"

 Direct DownloadSecond in a series from the 2019 ODPC Funfest in Evart, Michigan features lots of music and instruction including an extended piece from Bing's 3-Day Intensive just before the funfest. Download the resource material via Bing's Patreon O...
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28.07.2019

Episode 452 - "2019 ODPC Funfest: Pt. 1"

 Direct DownloadFirst in a series from Evart, Michigan includes an extended clip for beginning mountain dulcimer players, and others, on working with a metronome for a more consistent strum. You can download the worksheet for this episode during Bing's...
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19.07.2019

Episode 451 - "2019 Indiana Dulcimer Festival"

 Direct DownloadAn action-packed episode from the 2019 Indiana Dulcimer Festival at Folkcraft Instruments in Woodburn, Indiana with Bing Futch, Dave Haas, John and Karen Keane and 2018 National Mountain Dulcimer Champion Wendy Songe! Features Bing's n...
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12.07.2019

Episode 450 - "KMW 2019: Part Two"

 Direct DownloadMore fun from the 2019 Kentucky Music Week featuring jamming, a Mardi Gras parade and Bing Futch performing some new music in the conclusion of a two-part episode! Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stan...
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5.07.2019

Episode 449 - "KMW 2019: Part One"

 Direct DownloadFrom the jams, to vending, to workshops and backstage collaborations and improvisations, here's the first part of a two-part look at Kentucky Music Week 2019! Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands.En...
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28.06.2019

Episode 448 - "2 Bows & A Pick"

 Direct Download2 Bows & A Pick perform "Squirrel Heads and Gravy", "Promentory" and "Red-Headed Lover." Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands.Enjoy "Dulcimerica"? Consider supporting the program by becoming a p...
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21.06.2019

Episode 447 - “Backpacker Walkabout”

 Direct DownloadBy request! Bing takes his backpacker dulcimer off of the wall to show what it’s all about, offering up tips on playing melody as well as chords. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands.Enjoy "Dulcime...
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14.06.2019

Episode 446 - "Duly Noted"

 Direct DownloadBy request! Bing offers up a little history on playing with a noter, teaches the tune “Wildwood Flower” and demonstrates some helpful practices. Includes tips on playing on multiple strings as a lead-in to slide style playing. Bing Fut...
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7.06.2019

Episode 445 - "A-Chording We Will Go"

 Direct DownloadWrapping up a trilogy of music theory-focused episodes, Bing reviews the keys of G major and A major. Also covered here, scale degrees, chords and harmony, using different voicings and what the heck a diminished chord sounds like. Bing...
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31.05.2019

Episode 444 - “Your ‘A’ Game”

 Direct DownloadContinuing on with a study of different keys, Bing delves into the key of A, showing scales and how to gain an extra key (Am) by being aware of landmark frets. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands.E...
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24.05.2019

Episode 443 - “Aw, G, Mister!”

 Direct DownloadDiving back into the music theory, here’s a look into playing in the key of G, both while using a capo and also with the 1+ fret. This episode covers scales, chords, “restless” vs “restful” intervals and lots of in-depth insight! Bing...
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17.05.2019

Episode 442 - "The Dynamic Duo"

 Direct DownloadBing uses rhythm exercises, and the Leonard Cohen tune “Hallelujah”, to demonstrate dynamics of timing and volume, adding more personality and emotion to your playing. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither...
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10.05.2019

Episode 441 - "Colors of the Wind"

 Direct DownloadBing teaches his arrangement of “Colors Of The Wind” from the Walt Disney Picture “Pocahontas.” Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands.Enjoy "Dulcimerica"? Consider supporting the program by becomin...
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3.05.2019

Episode 440 - “Hard Times/Lean On Me”

 Direct DownloadFrom a campground in Williamsburg, Virginia, Bing demonstrates his mash-up of Stephen Foster’ “Hard Times” and Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me.” Download the tablature at Bing’s Patreon Open House for free! https://www.patreon.com/posts/mount...
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26.04.2019

Episode 439 - "A Workshop: 'Ashokan Farewell'"

 Direct DownloadA beginner’s guide to playing “Ashokan Farewell” on the mountain dulcimer, including tips on how to keep the strings sustaining as long as possible for maximum effect. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither ...
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19.04.2019

Episode 438 - "Be The Bass"

 Direct DownloadLearn how to put a little swing in your thing with walking, moving basslines to support your chords. Bing shares the secret to introducing motion and arrangement into your groove. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Pick...
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12.04.2019

Episode 437 - "Capo Depot"

 Direct DownloadThis episode takes as close look at the capo as a tool for opening up the many worlds of the mountain dulcimer. Includes tips on how to switch keys and an overview of the seven modern modes. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instrume...
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5.04.2019

Episode 436 - "Connecting The Dots"

 Direct DownloadWith a nod to Jerry Rockwell, Bing looks at the connective nature of chords using chord constellations. Also, how to memorize the notes on your fretboard. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands.Enjoy...
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29.03.2019

Episode 435 - "1+/8+ = Awesome"

 Direct DownloadA deep look at the history of half-steps on the mountain dulcimer, leading up to a demonstration of what can be done with the 1+ and 8+ frets. New chords, scales and extended colors are part of the fun! Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcr...
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22.03.2019

Episode 434 - “Singing & Strumming”

 Direct DownloadBing offers up some tips on singing while playing the mountain dulcimer. These include awareness of posture, song memorization, “feeling” the rhythm, training muscle-memory and lots of practice points. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcra...
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16.03.2019

Episode 433 - “FGCDR Concert Moments”

 Direct DownloadAnother look at the 7th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat through the Saturday evening concert. The Manatee Orchestra begins with “Tequila” and then, a series of showtunes and some Bruce Springsteen from Guy & Sharrie Geo...
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8.03.2019

Episode 432 - "Of Rivers & Oceans"

 Direct DownloadThis special episode features moments from two events; The 7th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat and the 2nd Annual Castaway Music Cruise. For more information visit: http://www.GulfCoastDulcimer.com and http://www.CastawayMus...
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1.03.2019

Episode 431 - "On The Road Again (Chord Study)"

 Direct DownloadBing uses the Willie Nelson tune “On The Road Again” to demonstrate accidentals, chords and notes that aren’t part of the current key signature. Also, a look at root-five chords and dominant seventh chords and their usefulness.Bing Fut...
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22.02.2019

Episode 430 - "Chord Progressions 101"

 Direct DownloadDemystifying chord progressions is on the menu for this episode! Starting with a recap of scale degrees and chord-building, Bing demonstrates how to read chord progressions using Roman numerals, builds short as well as long progression...
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15.02.2019

Episode 429 - "Roots and Shapes"

 Direct DownloadMusic theory studies continue with a look at ways to memorize the DAD fretboard and name the three chord shapes using note placement and an understanding of major and minor chord characteristics.Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instr...
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8.02.2019

Episode 428 - "Majoring In Minors"

 Direct DownloadContinuing on from the last episode, Bing gets into the ii, iii, vi and vii° chords with a look at how to build them, where to find them and how to use them. Bonus info on the suspended 2 and 4 chord alteration.Bing Futch is endorsed b...
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1.02.2019

Episode 427 - "I, IV and V For Victory"

 Direct DownloadBing demonstrates the theory behind the I, IV and V chords and shows how to use the major scale to discover what note are inside each chord.Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands.Enjoy "Dulcimerica"? ...
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18.01.2019

Episode 425 - "Theory Roots Pt. 1"

 Direct DownloadMore fundamental mountain dulcimer instruction this time around with a look at the very basics of music theory. Bing discusses and demonstrates the difference between notes and pitches, introduces intervals and explores the chromatic a...
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11.01.2019

Episode 424 - "CGG Exploration"

 Direct DownloadContinuing a look into CGG tuning, Bing demonstrates qualities of the C major scale including which notes are considered “safe” and how to listen for “restful” vs. “restless harmonies.Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-P...
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4.01.2019

Episode 423 - "CGG Tuning"

 Direct DownloadBing kicks off the 12th season of “Dulcimerica” with a look at CGG (155) tuning. A look at scales, chord shapes and a quick way to play the I, IV and V chords in the key of C. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks an...
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28.12.2018

Episode 422 - "Notable 2018 Episodes"

 Direct DownloadAn epic ending to the 11th season of “Dulcimerica”! We take a look back at 15 episodes in 2018 that provided a solid, fundamental resource for all skill levels. Plus, some never-before-seen footage from this year’s travel, including t...
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21.12.2018

Episode 421 - "You've Got Rhythm"

 Direct DownloadThe focus is on rhythm in this episode as Bing demonstrates a number of exercises to help build up a steady and confident rhythm through strumming, flatpicking and combinations of the two. Selective strumming is covered along with a fu...
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14.12.2018

Episode 420 - "CGC Tuning Fun"

 Direct DownloadBing sheds some light on tuning down to CGC, shows what notes live on the fretboard and demonstrates a trick for finding out what chord you’re playing using three different chord shapes. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments...
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7.12.2018

Episode 419 - "I Am A Poor Wayfaring Stranger"

 Direct DownloadBing teaches the tune “I Am A Poor Wayfaring Stranger” and uses the piece to teach simple harmonization and rhythmic support. Download the tablature for this arrangement, and more, on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/mountain-...
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