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#1
Posted this a long time ago when I was still in my Sc3ne phase, I've grown up now.

Yeah, should/can I start busking? I'd be doing it primarily for the extra money and confidence I'd gain, I'm not looking to be the next Frank Turner or anything special.

Setlist/Acousticy songs I can play:

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Dammit - Blink 182
Can't Stand It - NeverShoutNever
Kill The Poor - Dead Kennedys (on ukulele, I'm working on alternative lyrics)
Zeitgeist - Black Sabbath
Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Coffee And Cigarettes - NeverShoutNever
Generation Landslide - Alice Cooper
Have A Cigar - Pink Floyd

etc.

inb4 your setlist looks like a scene girl's wet dream.
Last edited by BVBKilljoy at Sep 2, 2013,
#3
Your set... Joke... Blah...

I don't like buskers personally, remind me of kids who bring guitars to school when I was in high school... Instead of doing it to look cool they do it to look cool for a little bit of cash
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#4
Do it mainly for the experience and exposure. Don't do it for the money, then you won't be disappointed when you barely get enough for a chicken dinner.
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#5
learn the top 10 in the top 100 guitar tabs. i'd go with wonderwall, the a team, fix you, i'm yours, etc.
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#8
I can also play more stuff but my mind went completely blank when posting that list.

There's 2/3 regular buskers in my town but they're nothing special, they're just there y'know, adds a bit of music when you're buying a magazine or something.

I'm not doing it completely for the money, I worded that part wrong, but any extra cash earned from it's an extra bonus where if I weren't to do it I wouldn't have that extra money.
#12
as much as i appreciate Dead Kennedys fans, Kill the Poor probably won't net you much coin.
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#14
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There's 2/3 regular buskers in my town but they're nothing special, they're just there y'know, adds a bit of music when you're buying a magazine or something.

I would certainly pay money to see 2/3 of a busker. Makes me wonder where the other 1/3 went.
#15
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I would certainly pay money to see 2/3 of a busker. Makes me wonder where the other 1/3 went.

Went to get a real job that isn't a voyeuristic public display of annoyance
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#16
Busking isn't about talent (at least guitar talent)

The talent is being able to draw a crowd and entertain. I know a lot of guitar and juggling buskers. That is the most important part.

You can be a mediocre player but good at talking up the passers by. You'll make far more money than an expert player with no presence.

Pick "crowd pleaser" songs and you'll do okay.
#17
You need jake bugg in that set
You hit 'em and they get back up
I hit 'em and they stay down
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#18
i'd give you money if you played a Mischief Brew song.
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#19
If you're looking for extra cash you might as well get a second job, cos busking isnt going to get you much
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#20
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If you're looking for extra cash you might as well get a second job, cos busking isnt going to get you much

depends where you do it.

my junkie friend made $200 just straight up begging in Philly once.
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#21
Chuck out the punk and metal tbh. Learn some idk motown, the smiths, dylan, young and some popular stuff cause you're a sellout.
#22
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depends where you do it.

my junkie friend made $200 just straight up begging in Philly once.


Brb moving to philly.


Most people who busk around here make off with like $15 for 2 - 3 hours of their time.
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#24
It depends. You need to target your audience.

If you're gonna have a load of old people, play older songs. However, be aware that they may have heard those songs a shit ton of times (ie. the classics).

If you're aiming at a younger crowd, make acoustic versions of pop songs.
#25
You should learn wonderwall
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#26
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You should learn wonderwall

THIS


And play it over, and over, and over, and over again.
#27
If I wouldn't suck at guitar I'd look up the up-coming concerts in town and learn those artists' songs and just play them outside the venue. Shitloads of people who would appreciate it if you're any good.
#28
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You should learn wonderwall

Maybe, that could be the ones that saves him, cause after all, he'll be singing in a shopping mall
#29
Just thought of some more I can play.

Where Did You Sleep Last Night - Nirvana
Still Waiting - Sum 41
Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
Hurt - Johnny Cash (although last time I said it people said I shouldn't play it)
About A Girl - Nirvana
Knocking On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
#30
You should probably play songs that the average persons actually wants to hear.
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#32
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Just thought of some more I can play.

Where Did You Sleep Last Night - Nirvana
Still Waiting - Sum 41
Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
Hurt - Johnny Cash (although last time I said it people said I shouldn't play it)
About A Girl - Nirvana
Knocking On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan


Play Let It Be.

And Free Bird.
#35
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No, TS, you should get a real job.


When did TS say that this was in place of a job? Maybe he wants to busk in his hour between his 9:00 and 11:00 classes or something like that? It's like I always say: if there is a conclusion, Sam will jump to it.
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#36
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When did TS say that this was in place of a job? Maybe he wants to busk in his hour between his 9:00 and 11:00 classes or something like that? It's like I always say: if there is a conclusion, Sam will jump to it.

Are you really that dense?
#38
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Whether you're busking for cash or the fun of it. I'm sure there isn't any harm.
Do it faggit


Fixed.
#40
Buskers are suck.
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