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May be on the verge :)
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Ferret
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May 8, 2014 - 9:21 am
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Hi All

I feel that I 'may' be on the verge of my first goal in fiddlin

That goal is 'street performing'. In the Byron Bay area of Australia it's a common thing to come across people performing in shopping areas, some good, and some of questionable talent. But even the 'questionable' seem to make a buck :)

I feel that with a little more 'polish' I'll be ready.

Any advice from those that have 'been there' would be greatly appriciated. :)

Why street performing you may ask. Well, just to take my passion of the fiddle to others..... And the money certainly couldn't hurt. rofl

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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Fiddlerman
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May 8, 2014 - 1:57 pm
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My suggestion is to work on a program (repertoire) and when you feel ready, record the whole thing and look at it. Also, they way you look while playing is the next most important thing after the way you sound. Try to look happy and relaxed if possible :)

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When i'm ready for busking,, I think I'll buy a wheel chair and wear dark glasses.

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Fiddlerman said

Also, they way you look while playing is the next most important thing after the way you sound. Try to look happy and relaxed if possible http://fiddlerman.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif

I'm starting on this part now at 1 month in. For some reason, I play with my mouth slightly open. Not a pretty look. I guess I'm concentrating on reading the notes facepalm

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Fiddlerman
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May 11, 2014 - 5:04 pm
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Mouth slightly open can be nice. Especially if they see you smiling :)

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I'll bring some toms
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@TerryT
Thanks Terry rofl

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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