#1
so, being me i just cant keep threads in my head for a month in anticipation of making a thread. in other words, in a months and a bits time i will have a microcube, and be ready to busk!

but i need to ask the great minds of the pit some questions about it.

1) how much does a permit cost for a day?

2) would i get more money with overdrive on playing Yngwie Malmsteen /classical stuff or classical pieces on a clean channel? I will play both, but one more often than the other as well as...

3) classic songs that people will like (as in, songs that loads of people like - sweet child of mine maybe)?

4) how much can i expect to make in 4 hours on a normal day eg. mid school term Saturday and how much on the 14 days leading up to Christmas (both in the middle of Southampton)?

5) any other important information i might need to know?

I will add questions in later if i remember them, im sure i wanted to ask more than this...

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Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

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#2
No

We dont need more people playing sweet child of mine on the streets
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#3
inb4icumblood anyway unleash t3h br00talz! it will make a change from the utter shite buskers usually play
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Get a real job.
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inb4icumblood anyway unleash t3h br00talz! it will make a change from the utter shite buskers usually play


ill play something like carcass yes, but i haven't heard a worse metal band than cannibal corpse in my honest opinion.

i don't know any other 'classics' than sweet child, i just think alot of people like it

EDIT: im 13, paper rounds are taken.

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#7
...stupid damn hippies crowding up the hampton streets
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#8
1. I don't know about your laws.
2. No.
3. What? Please, don't.
4. 0-9000 pokécoins
5. You might not get much money at all, and it might be mentally exhausting.
#9
shred shouthampton to sh.it, do you not remember that kid who played in brighton or something and made £70 a day
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Gee, your funny.
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#12
You can play Malmsteen?
I mean, like Arpeggios from Hell?
'Cause those are some very un-melodic arpeggios in your video :/
However very anstonishing that you can play arps at such a young age!
#13
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You can play Malmsteen?
I mean, like Arpeggios from Hell?
'Cause those are some very un-melodic arpeggios in your video :/
However very anstonishing that you can play arps at such a young age!


that video is terrible..im gonna take it down soon - my vibrato sucked i couldn't bend in tune or even play along to a metronome back then!

think blitzkrieg or rising force solo, haven't learned the arpeggios from hell yet.

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
#14
If I saw a thirteen year old kid play "classical shred" or whatever shit on the streets in Nottingham City centre, I'd want to get the **** out of there as fast as possible.

I'm sure everyone will appreciate Malmsteen on a rainy Tuesday afternoon...


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If I saw a thirteen year old kid play "classical shred" or whatever shit on the streets in Nottingham City centre, I'd want to get the **** out of there as fast as possible.

I'm sure everyone will appreciate Malmsteen on a rainy Tuesday afternoon...


so what do you recommend i play?

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#16
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so what do you recommend i play?


just do what that kid in Brighton does.
Take a radio with a backing track tape and just jam over it.
#18
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ill play something like carcass yes, but i haven't heard a worse metal band than cannibal corpse in my honest opinion.

i don't know any other 'classics' than sweet child, i just think alot of people like it

EDIT: im 13, paper rounds are taken.

dont play classics cos peeps are sick of hearing it, and to get a liscence you need to pass an audition thingy, then uv got it for life i think. I would reccomend playing stuff that is different ie METAL!
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#19
You need a permit?
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You need a permit?


sadly yes, apparently for one day its fine but after that you need a permit

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#21
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You suck. Busking is hard.


Last time I checked it wasn't, you're just performing in front of people and expecting them to give you money. I'd much rather have a steady income.
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#22
honestly. I think you'd get more cash playing stuff that you can sing to.

People tend to want to watch if they hear both guitar and vocals.

I made 80 bucks in a small town once. and the cash didn't start coming until i started singing. People cant appreciate Bach. But you start playing "Hey There Delilah" and they come from all around.
#23
1) check with your council. youll be in serious bother if you don't

2) -----

3) Play a mix, but if you have any play your own or even just jam

4) A LOT at xmas, try playing during holidays or important events

5) not that i can think of


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#24
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honestly. I think you'd get more cash playing stuff that you can sing to.

People tend to want to watch if they hear both guitar and vocals.

I made 80 bucks in a small town once. and the cash didn't start coming until i started singing. People cant appreciate Bach. But you start playing "Hey There Delilah" and they come from all around.


id probably loose money if i tried singing

and id like to have a steady income, but when all the local paper rounds are taken and your 13 you cant..

EDIT: keiron, my friend made £150 on christmas eve so i'm hoping i can come close o that - but doing it 14 days so i am hoping for about £600

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
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#25
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id probably loose money if i tried singing

and id like to have a steady income, but when all the local paper rounds are taken and your 13 you cant..

EDIT: keiron, my friend made £150 on christmas eve so i'm hoping i can come close o that - but doing it 14 days so i am hoping for about £600


understandable.

Just learn anything. If you are good, people will usually come and watch and contribute.
#27
Bb blues. All day. Everyday.
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#28
dont play guitar. too many buskers play guitar. learn the didgeridoo
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"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost