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[quote] On 2011-01-26 08:15, Mario Morris wrote: [quote] On 2011-01-10 16:51, jimmy talksalot wrote: Yeah, I'm thinkin about a new book....but, I dunno. also I have been taking many students. breaking tradition a little, I do not charge them money for instruction. but, I definately demand commitment from them. I am definately not making any money on lectures or products....i guess I'm a bad businessman...oh well. I do all this, because I love it and I love seeing people start a new life. I may even do a free lecture soon, or I may just hat the lecture.....haha...i dunno. also I was thinking, doing a lecture out on the pitch itself so I could keep almost a normal work day and then just hang out with the crew that shows up and answer questions. so far in my life, I make enough to support myself and family from the streets, and taking on students has definately made me a lot of friends, who keep me in the loop, because I spend so much time working, sometimes keeping up with what's new escapes me. also seeing how busking can change some ones life for the better is very rewarding for me. I really appreciate everyones interest here, I can only hope they are, or will be, as blessed to discover this wonderful way of life, as I have. [/quote] Hello Jimmy Your far from breaking a tradition! Sharing ideas on pitch with other people it is what every busker does. There are countless encounters and sharing ideas and no one charges, rather it is an exchange. I do and I have witnessed teaching taking place on pitches for years. To open it up on pitch is it largely becomes about your show instead of the students. The danger is copying! The problem has arrises especially amongst magicians is playgerlisam. Other performers coming not just to watch you but to copy your act word for word. Never use a working pitch as part of a course or teaching event, that's a big no, no. Great consideration has to be taken of where to teach. We could have run the School at Edinburgh, Convent Garden and so on. I would not dream of it, this is sacred ground. So we find play grounds, Cardiff is a great example, this is an exerlent place in which to learn busking while not stepping on the toes of fellow buskers. To avoid this I will only work with one act at a time on pitch, this is long term and a free exchange. IE I will watch your show and give you feed back and now you can watch mine and son on. This keeps me in check, I am always learning that way. Just because I have written a book, produced DVD and founded the School of Busking does not mean I cant learn from fellow performers. In the last few years I have been watching some of the best talent rise around me. Creating an environment for example a course you can create an environment which is about the students. Their show, their ideas and their successes. [/quote]
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