I am cross-correlating your Famous blog post "How to Make a Living Playing Music" (http://dannybarnes.com/blog/how-make-living-playing-music)
with La Monte Young's "9 Pieces of Advice for Musicians"
Lots of fantastic stuff and lots of similarities of course - One thing La monte specifically addresses and you touch on (small personal studios) is the need for a permanent place to play.
La Monte contends, "Musicians are always looking for a place to play. The Dream House is the place that Billy Higgins and I were always looking for. Once you have a place that's permanent, then you can do very, very creative work." Similarly, your post argues to be creative no matter where you are - to fight for that space, even if it limits you audience temporarily. Care to expand or clarify any of these points? Like being in-place, in-residence versus road work maybe? Thanks!!
shucks man, i have one disadvantage here, and that is mr. young is a true master, and i study the masters so there's that. i'm not a master, i'm a student. i really appreciate what you are alluding to here et al, you have a good brain to look into things horizontally like you are doing. your question has got me thinking and i'm not sure how to respond really and i'm sorry about that. maybe a component of the "place" is in our own head. i think nichiren said something about us being our environment. [we aren't in traffic, we are traffic]. but yeah having a space to work is crucial. in the man ray biography i read he was always looking for the right light in a place big enough to work, that he could afford. some of the bands i was in would have a regular weekly gig, and you can really get it together like that after a year or two. but i can't really comment or add to anything mr. young said, he is a true master of music. i'm only a student.
Hi Danny, I am a pretty dedicated banjo player. I began to learn from your videos and could not be more thankful for your lessons. It was such a blessing to see you for the first time at the NWSS. Hearing you reiterate Bill's most important lesson of innovation with respect to the bluegrass genre was very special to me and is something that I strive for daily. Thank you. When one feels that they are ready to play publicly, and bring their version to the people what is a good first step? What are the signs of over confidence? How should one rationalize their dreams of carrying on the bluegrass tradition at a professional level in a way that is healthy and does not diminish the odds of success? When one feels responsible to carry on the healing tradition of bluegrass, how do they know when to give up the dream and simply rely on the banjo for self meditation? Thanks again, Sincerely, Logan BurleyDanny Barnes responded on 07/23/2016 Next question
I'm using Tabledit to tab out "Saludamas a Tejas" I switched it from 4/4 to 2/4 and I think that helped. I think I'm on the right track but I'd like to e-mail you a copy to see what you think. it's my first Tabledit so muy despacio. Is there somewhere I can e-mail you an atttachment. If you'd rather not post your address publicly my e-mail is DogLindsay@Gmail.com . Yes "Dog" not Doug. Gracias para todos