I know there are a lot of videos similar to this one. There’s usually a guitar, a guy/girl and a dog howling or a beating furry, long tail against a drum. It’s a dog music video and we’ve seen it before! Don’t get me wrong, I will watch those videos all day long but this video in particular is really all you ever need to see again.
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Max, the dog is something special. He only sings while the guitar is playing, he hits multiple notes (in perfect pitch, might I add) and he does a really good job. It’s almost like this dog has been professionally trained to sing like a human. Have they trained him? I know, many people say dogs respond to music because it sounds similar to an animal howl but in this case, science is wrong! This dog just likes to sing! Woof woof!
The dog, Max, was featured on the Canadian band page, Echo Nebraska in which they explained the video here:
“Max is auditioning to be a part of the band. What do y’all think? His tour rider includes peanut butter and tuna sandwiches on organic, sprouted ancient grain sourdough bread, with the crust removed… and plenty of exercise and fresh Fiji Water in a bowl.”
On a side note, I love just love the look in Max’s eyes. He knows he’s doing an excellent job. He loving the undivided band member attention and this dog has definitely lived many, many lives. He was maybe a southern gentlemen guitarist/singer/songwriter living in New Orleans? Am I analyzing this too much?
So now that I’ve I inspired you to make music with your dog, here are several tips on how to write a song for your dog. This was featured in a previous blog post I wrote months ago. I can’t guarantee your song will be as great as Max’s voice, but we can only try.
Let’s begin today’s lesson.
- What does your dog like to do?
Does he bark at squirrels? Does she howl at sirens? Are they best friends with the neighbor’s cat? Incorporate this in your song. Here’s an example. “Hello little Eddie. You’re my baby. You bark at squirrels all day long.”
- Pick an old nursery rhyme, a jingle you can’t get out of your head or an original tune
Whatever is easiest for you. Try making up a lyrics to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” You can even use similar words. For example. “Mary had a little dog. Little dog. Little dog. Mary had a little dog who’s hair was white as snow.”
- Make sure to sing in a pitch that’s not too high or low for your pup
If it’s too high-pitched, he’ll hate it. If it’s too low he might not even acknowledge it. Figure it out.
- Sing to your dog
Instead of just speaking boring words, sing them!
So what are you waiting for? Go out there and start a band!