- Jul 23, 2020
- Reaction score
- Orange County, CA, USA
Thank you for the recognition FM. I don't know how long she was watching me play, but I was fine tuning my multi-fx pedal during songs. Busking is productive way for me to experiment in a live setting before my actual gigs.Yeah, I reacted to this the same way as Rusty and Bill Sheehan. Perhaps her delivery of this message was done well, though? Looking for a positive here - maybe she was trying to be helpful. Anyway, in the fingerstyle guitar world, there are many talented folks who play this way, except they use their strumming/picking hand to play only on the fretboard. It's kinda cool at first, but after a minute, all I want is for a return to the use of two hands to play.
This interaction is so odd, though. She was forward/clueless enough to suggest that she could improve your performance, but declined to show you how. Gah! You must have given a great performance to elicit that kind of reaction. Also, I think people confuse buskers with amateurs. You clearly are not an amateur, from what I've read in these forums. And then, I think people also confuse amateurs with "not as good as professionals," which is also a misguided assumption.
I've never really considered the relationship between buskers and professionals. But that makes sense.