Mudcat Café message #3426123 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #147736   Message #3426123
Posted By: ollaimh
25-Oct-12 - 07:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: Below the Line... Musicians or not???
Subject: RE: BS: Below the Line... Musicians or not???
i have long found the intstrumentally challenged to be greatly challenged in many ways.especially when they are hang arounds at folk scenes.many think, if i can't play i can lead.

i play celtic harp, cittern/bouzouki, mandolin and guitar a lot. i paly lute saz lavta and dulcimer a bit, and several others occasionally.

i used to busk gig and practice five to ten hours a day but now i'm retired. and loving it.

i sing as well. if you want to keep your voice you have to give up cafine alcohol and smoking. at least for most people. i still have a voice that moves professionals. howevert at sixty i can't hit the falsetto i had when i was young.

when i stopped busking every day i was elated to be able to drink coffee and tea again!! in the morning it will not affect your afternoon and evening voiv=ce so much. i havent smoked or drunk alcohol for years.

i find the instrumentally challenged and incompetent to usually be intolerant as well. hence my scorn