I had such an ineffective, falling-asleep OPS session today that I took the time to do some inside practice while the President delivered his speech to Congress. I worked a lot on ‘Fireball Mail,’ which is in the final stages of finger-ation, and on the first phrase of ‘Salt Creek,’ which includes that funky pull-off-in-the-middle-of-an-F-chord bit. It’s not so hard. I think the trick is to put the ring finger down onto the fourth string quickly so that it’s there when you pull off and do the rest of the square roll. The entire session is below upon uploading.
Doggie and I went out to practice in the OPS, and I was so sleepy I almost fell asleep in the picks! I stopped the session thinking I was only 30 minutes or so–it was actually already over 40 at that point, but not very effective.
I’m working on this song, and here it is in my unusual and highly personalized ‘FTab’ scoring. I’ll have this in the fingers in a couple of days, and then it’ll be featured on my Wednesday Session for Casey Review.
The weather report calls for rain all day today. In anticipation of that, Banjo the Dog and I headed out to the doggie park early to beat the rain, which we did, then we found an overhang at an abandoned former gas station, of which there are plenty here in Montgomery, and set up for an OPS session. As it happened, the rain didn’t actually start until the very end of the session, but I could sure tell it was coming: the temperature dropped, the wind picked up, and Banjo the Dog got more and more antsy as the pressure went down. Finally I wrapped him up in my jacket and he was somewhat calmer. He is not a fan of rain and storms! The full 47-minute session is below on upload.
I’ll be the walkaround banjo guy at the car show here on Sunday, March 5, 2 to 5 pm. Come by if you’re in the Montgomery area!
Good session today in the OPS; view the full 47 minutes below on upload.
OPS Session in Shakespeare Park. Doggie insisted on sitting on my lap pretty much the whole time, but we did practice. The whole 47-minute session will be available below as soon as it uploads.