I know I got super excited about practicing the guitar when I made my practice plan last week, but ultimately that both muddied the entire plan AND was pointless because I am not and do not plan on being a guitarist. I would like to be a little better, but not nearly enough to do the work to become so.

As such, this week is a return to just a mandolin practice plan.

Practice Plan for 06 November 2022


No lesson this week. I moved to every-other-week lessons at the end of October.

Playing With Others:

Last week I went to the Wake Up Rounder jam at Tomorrow’s Verse. It was ok, but not quite my thing. This week is Taborgrass, so if I do go to a jam during the week it will just be supplemental.

1) New Material

  • Take a Sniff on Me (The Cocaine Song)
  • Amazing Grace (I just need to learn all tue words)
  • Cindy
  • Fare Thee Well, O Honey (Dink’s Song)
  • Cripple Creek
  • Bill Cheatham

2) Developing Material

  • Bluebirds Are Singing for Me
  • Bury Me Beneath the Willow
  • Road to Columbus

3) Performance Material

  • Jenny Jenkins
  • Clinch Mountain Backstep
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast

4) Techniques

  • LH position (Sill struggling with this, but could be cleared up once I have my forever mandolin)
  • Double stops (again)
  • Bluegrass box (exploring other solo shapes)

5) Musicianship

  • Transposing (using the key signature spinner)
  • Standing while playing
  • Ear training
  • Writing: Dollar Store Frankfurter

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