With Thanksgiving AND getting a new puppy (longish story – maybe I’ll post about it sometime), I didn’t post (or make) either a practice plan or update videos. I did make it to Taborgrass, so had several new things to work on last week. The thing is, sometimes it ends up this way and practice isn’t that great for a week. We just pick up again this week.

Practice Plan for 27 November 2022


No lesson this week (was rescheduled to next week).

Playing With Others:

I didn’t make it out to play with others last week (we went to Washington to spend Thanksgiving with my parents – my mom has terminal cancer). I want to try to make it out to the old-time jam on Thursday, but we will see. Might be the Vancouver jam on Tuesday.

1) New Material

  • Chinquapin Hunting
  • Angeline the Baker
  • Squirrel Hunters

2) Developing Material

  • Bluebirds Are Singing for Me (words – always the words)
  • You Won’t be Satisfied that Way
  • Bury Me Beneath the Willow (Michael Daves class)
  • Road to Columbus (learning Bill Monroe break on “Kenny Baker Plays…”)
  • Cold Frosty Morn
  • Bill Cheathum
  • Cluck Red Hen
  • Goodbye Liza Jane
  • Old Joe Clark

3) Performance Material

  • Jenny Jenkins
  • Cindy
  • Make Me Down a Pallet

4) Techniques

  • Chord tone scales
  • Double stops (again, again, still)
  • Cross-picking Potatoes

5) Musicianship

  • Transposing (using the key signature spinner)
  • Standing while playing
  • Ear training
  • Transcribe (my own recording): Ricky Ricardo
  • Writing: Dollar Store Frankfurter

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