Monthly Archives: May 2014

Cats don’t like banjo

I’m going through a country and bluegrass phase right now.  Lots of fun on guitar and banjo, but I don’t think the cats like it!     Bingo has deigned to come home from school for a few days.  I … Continue reading

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Green things

A successful weekend of banjo and lute which make up for last nights dreadful gig.  We all got parking tickets and it rained so heavily we played to an empty bar.   Whoopee. Had a very nice time playing some … Continue reading

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Rain

Penny wants out but it’s raining.   It’s raining.  Part of me loves the rain, the gentle drumming against the window, especially if I’m inside!  It’s quite nice to be out in it, too, if you’re fortunate enough to have … Continue reading

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Blast from the past!

Look what came through the email this week.  A blast from the past.  With thanks to Izzy, the singer, who tracked me down after 26 years.  Look, I have hair!   However, now I have a little less and like … Continue reading

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Frogs

For the second night we played hunt the frog.  Twice.  I wonder whether it will have any effect on the cats if I keep them awake all day?   It’s only Penny and her brother, Sheldon.  Merlin (about ten years … Continue reading

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Shortcuts!

I’m trying to apply my guitar shortcuts to the lute and the banjo, much as I’d like to play like Earl Scruggs and the great Bela Fleck, let’s be realistic!   So, I’ve created a fingerboard maps and I’m going … Continue reading

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Morning all, Newbie here!

Morning all, newbie here. I intend to post comments, thoughts and music here. I am am a keen guitarist trying to make a living from teaching the instrument and other members of its family, eg the ukulele, the bass guitar, … Continue reading

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