We are surviving the sudden cold weather AND or new puppy, and I was still able to learn all three new tunes and the one new song on my practice plan for last week. As a reminder, I am on an end-of-year sprint, trying to add an additional twelve tunes and six songs to my repertoire.

Practice Plan for 11 December 2022

Lesson:

No lesson this week (lesson was last week, and we’re currently on an every-other-week schedule).

Playing With Others:

Between the puppy and the weather (and my partner’s work schedule), I didn’t make it out to play with other people (again). While working on my end-of-year blitz, I may focus more on at-home practice over playing out.

1) New Material

  • Forked Deer
  • Eighth of January
  • Squirrel Hunters
  • Worried Man Blues
  • East Virgina Blues

2) Developing Material

  • Chinquapin Hunting
  • Angeline the Baker
  • Cripple Creek
  • Road to Columbus
    • Bill Monroe break on “Kenny Baker Plays…”
    • Adding double stops
    • Getting that Kenny Baker groove
  • Bury Me Beneath the Willow

3) Performance Material

  • Jenny Jenkins
  • Cindy
  • Make Me Down a Pallet

4) Techniques

  • Frailing Texture
    • Cripple Creek
    • Cluck Old Hen
    • Angeline the Baker
  • Potatoes Several Ways (and in at least D, G, and A)
  • Chord tone scales
  • Double stops (again, again, still)

5) Musicianship

  • Ear training
  • Transposing (using the key signature spinner)
  • Standing while playing (this is one that I have had on my practice plan for a couple months, I think, but I keep forgetting it’s here)
  • Transcriptions
    • Ricky Ricardo (my own recording)
    • Goodbye, Liza Jane
    • Road to Columbus (my simple version + version with stops)
  • Book of Exercises
  • Writing
    • Dollar Store Frankfurter
    • Ricky Ricardo

6) Placeholder for Next Week/Next Lesson

  • Creating kick-offs, introductions, and endings for tunes and songs
  • Writing
    • Tikka and Ricky
    • Brindle Curry with a Side of Billy Beans
    • Bill Monroe
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