If you're not earning a living with your fiddling…here's the answer!

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  • #66052
    cricket
    cricket
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    You’re just going about this all wrong!

     

    #66059
    fran h
    fran h
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    I have always heard there are tens of dollars to be made playing bluegrass

    #66063

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Haha this made my day.

    #66071
    cricket
    cricket
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    lol…yep, better put that fiddle down, because in no time flat, we can learn the banjo and start making friends and several dollars…lol.

    #66075
    rodger
    rodger
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    Sign me up …I’ll pay you back when I get my first check…well, maybe my second one….I’ll have to spend my first one toasting all my new friends..

    #66076
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    How to have a million dollars playing Bluegrass: start with two million!

    #66080
    cricket
    cricket
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    lol…come on now, guys…why all the skepticism here?????

    #66176

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    This is the only music form where you drive a hundred miles and pay $10 to hear yourself play.

    #66179
    cricket
    cricket
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    True..just sounds kinda nuts, doesn’t it?

    #66228
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    What could be more fun than an “Open Mic” where you and an accomplished guitar playing friend decide on three of your favorite fiddle tunes and set out to play them and……just as you’re introducing the first tune, the stage behind you is swarmed by novice musicians who have invited themselves to your open mic moment in the sun?

    And, you are planning on performing a waltz (Celtic, with a gazillion beautiful chord changes), a lightning fast (I mean lightning fast) reel that’s incredibly hard to keep up with, and for a third tune, a moderately paced tune in B Flat and the “volunteer” guitar, fiddle and mandolin accompanists are out of tune with their poorly-positioned capos!?

    This is why I rarely ever sign up for “Open Mic”. “Open Mic” is a nightmare when the stage fills with “volunteers”.

    Of course this scenario works equally well with banjo tunes, too. Been there. Done that. T-shirt in the closet. lol!

    #66233
    cricket
    cricket
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    Sounds like…a good time gone bad…lol!

    #66238
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    That’s why I started bringing my own backup music on CD cause good folks where killing me with good intentions and I am not strong enough to play violin and play past them !

    #66338

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Hahahah Fred I am feeling the pain right now! Although I once resembled the novice intruders so I can’t complain too loudly. 🙂  But I agree, the open mic is definitely a mixed bag. We usually make this rule: Don’t join in on a special UNLESS you are specifically invited, as in, “Y’all help me out on this one!”

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