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Just found out about this today ! Had I known, I would have traveled to one of the events !
It was kicked-off by the Mayor of London - but there are events across the country... too late for me sadly....
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)
COOL!! Did you attend this one - June 12-13: http://www.nationalbuskingfest.....val.co.uk/
Got to love this: http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/.....australia/
4. Be good!
If you’re using busking to practice your instrument, then start busking in the middle of the woods where not a lot of people can hear you. Nobody wants to give money to someone who’s making mistakes every other note. It can be cute to do one mistake, but if you chain them invariably, it’s not so cool anymore. People will just leave and you’ll feel sorry for yourself you didn’t practice more. The world is a stage but busking is no different than other concerts. Come prepared and be good! It will take away the stress from playing in the street if you know the songs inside out. I really want to try this some day. Just thinking about it right now making me very nervous!!
Violinist start date - May 2013
Fiddler start date - May 2014
FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius. BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.