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In this podcast: 1. Olexa Kabanov, 2. Steve Eulberg, 3. Steve Eulberg, 4. Steve Eulberg, 5. Daughters of Elvin, 6. Steve Eulberg, 7. Steve Eulberg, 8. Steve Eulberg, 9. Yumi Kurosawa, 10. Zilla, 11. Steve Eulberg, 12. Steve Eulberg, 13. Zilla, 14. Steve Eulberg, 15. Steve Eulberg, 16. Jamie JanoverBy Magnatune
 
Direct Download Bing travels back to his rock 'n' roll high school days as he works out a new arrangement of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" on the mountain dulcimer. Two new pieces of gear are on the pedalboard; an Electro-Harmonix Freeze pedal and a Boss RC-5 Loop Station. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stand…
 
Direct Download Bing brings a baritone mountain dulcimer into The Stark Sessions tuned AEA and performs a simple breakdown of “Home on the Range.” Tablature available during the ongoing Patreon Open House at: www.Patreon.com/BingFutch Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands. Enjoy "Dulcimerica"? Consider supportin…
 
Direct Download The Stark Sessions continue with a few passes through the old classic, "Rocky Top" on mountain dulcimer in DAD tuning. You can download the tablature during the ongoing Patreon Open House by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/posts/52912756/ Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands. Enjoy "Dulcimeric…
 
Direct Download Another Stark Series episode featuring “Annie's Song” by John Denver on mountain dulcimer tuned DAD. Tablature available during the ongoing Patreon Open House at: www.Patreon.com/BingFutch Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands. Enjoy "Dulcimerica"? Consider supporting the program by becoming a pa…
 
Direct Download A formal introduction to the Stark Series, an ongoing string of episodes that demonstrate a tune simply by playing it. Rendered in high-contrast black and white to reduce visual distractions, each segment features multiple camera angles to clearly show left and right hand technique. Zero talking, as music is the focus. The basics. B…
 
Direct Download Bing performs “Mes Parents” on mountain dulcimer while highlighting the melody, drones, chords and rhythm change-ups through multiple passes. Download the tablature at the Patreon Open House here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/51502526 Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands. Enjoy "Dulcimerica"? C…
 
Direct Download Learning how to switch keys with a capo is the focus in this episode, which features tips on how to boost your playing range. Also, a demonstration of three different capo designs. And a little theory. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands. Enjoy "Dulcimerica"? Consider supporting the program by …
 
Direct Download Bing changes his mountain dulcimer strings and offers up some insight into the construction, science and purchasing of strings. http:tinyurl.com/stringtensioncalculator - http://juststrings.com Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands. Enjoy "Dulcimerica"? Consider supporting the program by becoming…
 
Direct Download Bing works on a developed improvisation of a new tune called “Murmuration.” Armed with a chord progression, he creates a melody to go with the chords. Key of A Major tuned DAD with a special guest borrowed/altered chord. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands. Enjoy "Dulcimerica"? Consider support…
 
Direct Download For the first time in the history of Dulcimerica, Bing goes full fan-boy in this episode that follows in the format of the previous one; a from-scratch arrangement of a song. This time, it's the 1967 hit “I Think We're Alone Now”, but with a late-80s twist. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands. …
 
Direct Download In a first-of-its-kind episode, Bing arranges the tune “Shenandoah” from scratch, deploying bits of music theory and shedding light on the process over the course of 45 minutes. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands. Enjoy "Dulcimerica"? Consider supporting the program by becoming a patron!…
 
Direct Download Wrapping up a trilogy of rhythmic episodes, Bing delves deeper into syncopation and the use of “push rhythms” to shift emphasis from strong beats to weak beats. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands. Enjoy "Dulcimerica"? Consider supporting the program by becoming a patron!…
 
Direct Download Continuing on the rhythm “feels” track, Bing presents time signatures divisible by three in order to provide examples of creating rolling motion in arrangements. ¾, 6/8, 9/8 and 12/8 are covered in this episode. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands. Enjoy "Dulcimerica"? Consider supporting the p…
 
Direct Download Another multi-part series coming your way and, this time, the subject is rhythm! Bing begins with a discussion on “feel” and introduces the practice of “swinging the eights.” Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands. Enjoy "Dulcimerica"? Consider supporting the program by becoming a patron!…
 
Direct Download Bing continues a two-part study on the function of bass in music. This week, the focus is on playing the bass dulcimer as support for an ensemble. What notes to play and how creative can you get? Using a looper pedal and a four-chord progression, Bing breaks down the theory. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks a…
 
Direct Download By popular demand, Bing introduces part one of a two-part workshop on “being the bass player.” First, he demonstrates how to add some bass presence and dynamics to the mountain dulcimer, also tips on supporting chord movement and creating melodic lines. Bing Futch is endorsed by Folkcraft Instruments, V-Picks and Zither Stands. Enjo…
 
Dan and Steve talk about life a bit, missed opportunities and sleeping with podcasts before deep diving into the recording technique called mid-side. The podcast even includes an audio demonstration of how this technique creates a stereo field with no worries about phase cancellation. After exhausting that topic, Steve gets geeky about capos.…
 
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