If I had a dog, he or she would love my guitar playing. Just like all those ladies who always throw their underpants at me during my solos. When I played, the dog would dance like Fred Astaire, and we'd go on TV and become millionaires. Because that's how awesome my playing is, and...
What... huh... Aw crap. I hate waking up from that dream.
My pup is kind of ambivalent about playing electric or acoustic. He just thinks that I should be paying attention to him instead. He's especially helpful when I'm sitting in one of the easy chairs where he usually sits on my lap. Not to good for technique to have a 60 lb dog on your lap.
Now congas he likes and curls up nearby. I don't think that he likes the bongos too much but he likes to lick the rawhide heads. At least that's as far as I let him go.
Somewhat tangential, but..... I did a remote recording last night for a classical piano and tuba duet. The pianist's dog seemed very happy under her piano. It was fine until the damned thing started to twitch and snore in the middle of the second movement. Had to try to silently wake it, so it wouldn't ruin the take.
Not the current ones. The last one would lay on his side and wag his tail; sometimes one howl and then quit. That one was a music lover. New ones are snobs.
"Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don't live it you don't have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things. " - Big Bill Broonzy
That is a great video in the original post. The dog is actually grooving to the music and not happy when it stops!
I can't really tell if my dog likes my playing or not. He doesn't leave the room. When I do a solo he usually comes closer howls. He might be trying to jam with me or maybe he's telling me to shut up, not sure.
I've got two dogs, a Brittany and a mutt that's half beagle, half Rhodesian Ridgeback. The brit loves it when I play, because every once in a while I'll put down the guitar and he gets some time on my lap. He also likes it because the other one leaves the room and quits bugging him.
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Yes, I have a terrier that comes into the room to listen. No idea why really, probably for a good laugh.
Before this one there was a big black gundog retriever something, that used to go up on stage and sleep in that nice nest of a blanket someone had made for her in the bass drum. She was born on a party and was always free. She got a bit hard of hearing later on.
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