This also from our 101 Days Project Practice 85A in which I try to pace through another fiddle tune. Who can name this one? The long pause at 40 seconds is not me having a stroke--I have the TV on, muted, but some text about Bannon being subpoenaed was on. #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #turkeyinthestraw #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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This from our morning 101 Days Project Practice 85A (TSA 6) in which I make use of that great fiddle tune 'Devil's Dream,' which I learned from Tony Trischka (see his great learn-the-banjo website, tonybanjo.com) as a vehicle to work on pace and accuracy. As you can hear, I need some more work on it. It's going to be warmer today (61°), so look for an OPS session today. #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #tonytrishka #devilsdream #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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Banjo the Dog: "Are you still walking?" Me: "Yep." Banjo the Dog: "And not going anywhere?" Me: "Yep." Banjo the Dog: "You're nuts." Me: "Yep." #conversationswithbanjothedog #treadmilldesk #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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This last one from our 101 Days Project Practice 86B in the OPS at the lake today in which I'm running through 'Gold Rush' at nearly performance tempo in A and against the click for confidence and hitting it pretty well. For some reason, I play the B part thrice (yeah, I said it) instead of twice, but so what? The clip shows an innovative zoomed-in view usually available only in the larger towns. #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #blueridgebanjocamp #goldrush #janetdavisbanjo #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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This from our 101 Days Project Practice 86B in the OPS in which I played for 45 minutes and several people came by. See how i brought the clicker along? Now THAT'S commitment to the craft! #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #banjolife #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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Just #BanjotheDog frolicking in the woods.
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This also from our morning 101 Days Project Practice 86A in which I play through Murphy's fancy up-the-neck bit for 'Lonesome Road Blues' (better known [to me, anyway] as 'Two-Dollar Bill'), played at about two-thirds speed for TSA. Why so many mistakes at two-thirds speed? Because I'm flipping falling asleep, gosh! #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #banjolife #twodollarbill #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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This from our morning 101 Days Project Practice 86A, a TSA session in which I work on being in tune (thus the T), steady slow pace (thus the S), and accuracy of aim (thus the A). You see what I did there. #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #banjolife #johnhardy #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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One of us is on the treadmill and the other is supervising. #banjothedog
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Me; "You look grumpy this evening. Are you grumpy?" Banjo the Dog: "Yes." Me: "Are you having nonspecific anxiety and dread?" Banjo the Dog: "Yes, I think so. A little." Me: "I know why." Banjo the Dog: "You do?" Me: "Yup. The reason is very obvious to we humans who, as I do, keep track of the days of the week." Banjo the Dog: "I can never figure out that stupid 'day of the week' business you people insist on talking about all the time. One day is like any other." Me: "Oh, but this day is different." Banjo the Dog: "No it's not." Me: "Oh, but it is. It's Sunday." Banjo the Dog: "Sunday. So what?" Me: "That means tomorrow is Monday." Banjo the Dog: "Again?! So soon? I hate Mondays." Me: "I used to hate them too. But not anymore." Banjo the Dog: " How did you shake it off?" Me: "I retired. Maybe you should retire. How's your 401 looking these days?' Banjo the Dog: "I've got eleven dog toys and two treats saved, but one of them is moldy." Me: "That's plenty! You should retire this year." Banjo the Dog: "Maybe next year." #conversationswithbanjothedog #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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Wonderful morning hiking through the misty redwooods. #churchoftheredwoods #banjothedog #sundayfunday
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It’s snow-globing right now in Minneapolis. #banjothedog #winterwonderland
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This also from our 101 Days Project Practice 87B in which I play one of Banjo the Dog's favorites. I told him it was called 'You're a Good Dog.' He likes it in Bb, so, that's why, you know, I'm in Bb here. #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #earlscruggs #oldjoeclark #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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This also from our 101 Days Project Practice 87B in which I getting Earl's 'All the Good Times (Are Past and Gone)' together. #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #earlscruggs #allthegoodtimesarepastandgone #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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This from our 'second time's a charm' 101 Days Project Practice 87B in which, having warmed up, I'm having less troubles aiming and hitting; Banjo the Dog has warmed up (to the idea) too. Here's 'Gold Rush.' #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #banjolife #blueridgebanjocamp #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #goldrush #janetdavisbanjo #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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What's Involved in Getting Banjo the Dog Settled, Chapter 107. #banjothedog
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This from our morning 101 Days Project Practice 87A (TSA 4) in which I spend some time just trying to stay in slow time as I roll over chords. Good old What's-His-Name, my producer, has taken the day off and is wrapped up in the blanket on my lap. #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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Drying off after my bath...Mom and Dad say I’m doing so much better with taking my baths! #banjothedog #cutedogsofinstagram #rescuedogs #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuepetsofinstagram #iamadorable #foreverhome
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somebody got a big-boy haircut #banjothedog
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Doggie and I are just now on the treadmill and Im feeling creakiness after the fast half marathon yesterday. #treadmilldesk #banjothedog
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We have a #spy at home. #banjothedog is on holiday!
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Me: "Are you feeling better now, honey? I held you on my lap for a couple of hours." Banjo the Dog: "A litttle." Me: "There's no need to traumatize yourself from me going away. I told you I'd come back today and I did come back today." Banjo the Dog: "How long were you gone?" Me: "You know how long I was gone." Banjo the Dog: "No, I don't." Me: "How long do you think I was gone?" Banjo the Dog: "I don't know." Me: " How long did it seem like I was gone?" Banjo the Dog: [Pauses, thinks.] "Maybe six months?" Me: "Six months?! I only left yesterday. I was gone less than 24 hours!" Banjo the Dog: "For dogs, even a day is six months." Me: [Guilt.] #conversationswithbanjothedog #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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Since dad is taking so long I’ll take a little snooze...#banjothedog #cutedogsofinstagram #rescuedogs #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuepetsofinstagram #sleepingbeauty #iamadorable
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This is my best friend Peta. Yes I know he's a cat but he is like my big brother. Our favorite thing to do is wrestle. 😁 #Banjothedog #petathecat #bestfriends #catanddogfriends
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Banjo ain't having none of my shit today. #banjothedog #pitlove #sasstothemax #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbullbassethound
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I found the source of that funny snoring/whining noise in the bed! #banjothedog
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This also from our 101 Days Project Practice 90A in which I work 'Hot Corn Cold Corn' into my 'Bluegrass Medley' after 'Cripple Creek' as you hear here--but I've decided I don't like it there after all, so I'll mess with it some more later. #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #blueridgebanjocamp #bluegrassmedley #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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This from our 101 Days Project Practice 90A in which I and my musical supervisor (he's in his doggie bed curled up below sight level, but it only LOOKS like he's sleeping, dammit!) run through a bunch of stuff, including 'Gold Rush,' as you hear here, at a medium pace against the click with a mind to steadiness of pace and accuracy of aim. If I could play 'GR' this well for the Blue Ridge Banjo Camp audition, I think it would be good enough, but now the question is whether to audition with the click or without it. Hmm.... #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #banjolife #blueridgebanjocamp #goldrush #janetdavisbanjo #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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Thursday morning? Nope. #banjothedog
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This from our morning 101 Days Project Practice 91A, which was also TSA 3 ('tone, speed [slow], and accuracy) in which I spent 30+ minutes playing stuff mind-numbingly slowly so as to build accuracy and worked on this--'Old Joe Clark'--to practice hitting the bizarrely-hard-for-me Victorian. I'm hitting it pretty good! Good. #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #banjolife #oldjoeclark #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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It's 9:30 at night and I've not stepped a single step on the treadmill yet. And I have a frigging headache. Hmm. Well, I did get my 5k for the day and two 30+ minute practices, so there's that. But still--I could do some steps. #treadmilldesk #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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This last bit from today's 101 Days Project Practice 91B in which I worked a little on 'Scotland the Brave' in anticipation of my upcoming...or is it imminent?...Blue Ridge Banjo Camp audition. Played in the key of Bb--naturally. #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #blueridgebanjocamp #scotlandthebrave #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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This also from our 101 Days Project Practice 91B in the OPS at the lake in which I do a little work on 'All the Good Times (Are Past and Gone),' from the Word of Earl. #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #blueridgebanjocamp #banjolife #allthegoodtimesarepastandgone #earlscruggs #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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This from our morning 101 Days Project Practice 91B in the OPS at the lake in which Banjo the Dog reacts quite uncharacteristically to a fellow who pulls up next to us in the progress of launching his boat. #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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• Eat, Sleep, Play, Sleep, Eat, Sleep • Repeat ——————————————————— #dogs #dogsofinstagram #banjo #banjothedog #banjothecavoodle #cav#cavoodlenstagram #cavoodle #cavoodlesydney #cute #sleep #nap #adorable #dogsofsutherland #puppy
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Last one from tonight's annoyingly blurry 101 Days Project Practice 92B in which I add the A part to 'Hot Corn Cold Corn' into the Bluegrass Medley between 'Cripple Creek' and 'John Hardy.' That makes the bit a little longer for single-track playing. #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #hotcorncoldcorn #stringbean #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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This also from our BLURRY 101 Days Project Practice 92B in which I'm trying to pick out the notes to one of the greatest little melodies ever. It's unrecognizable at this stage, of course--or is there an eagle-eared listener out there who can hear it? There"s a hint in the hashtags.... #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #murphymethod #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #banjolife #defuniaksprings #henrymancini #banjothedog
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This also from our 101 Days Project Practice 92B in which the CAMERA'S GONE BLURRY (!) but in which I deliver 'Gold Rush' at a much more tolerable--to hear and to play--pace. Still not at show tempo, though. #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #banjolife #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #foldrush #janetdavisbanjo #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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This from our 101 Days Project Practice 92B in which I work through 'Gold Rush' quite sloooowly, concentrating on keeping time, especially in the B part, even at the expense of tone. Check the next clip for the same thing much faster and, resultingly, much better. #banjopractice #banjonation #100daysproject #banjolife #bluegrass #bluegrassbanjo #stellingbanjos #goldrush #janetdavisbanjo #defuniaksprings #banjothedog
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