How many tunes would you play in a set?

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    Audrey Nickel on #164243

    Or perhaps the better question is “how long is the average set”?

    Kari Q on #164244

    Hi Audrey,

    I’m sorry I am not posting an answer to your question, I just wanted to ask you a question.

    unknown-user on #164245

    I believe busking is playing on the street for contributions

    Audrey Nickel on #164246

    Heide’s right…busking is street performing.

    Kari Q on #164247

    That sounds so fun!! I have seen that on TV but never in real life.

    diane-michaels on #164248

    Unless you do a lot of improvisation and can make a tune last for 15 minutes, a rough estimate is to count on 3 minutes per tune and make sets of 45 minutes to an hour.

    unknown-user on #164249

    Hi Audrey, Busking sounds like it could be a lot of fun, and a good way to gain experience playing out. Taking the Paris subway was always fun as there were always muscians busking. Wow, the sound really carries down in the tunnels. Once there was even a harpist, opera singer, violinist, oboeist(?sp). For me playing, I have 45 min. playing and 15 off. I’ve never had to play longer than 2hrs. though.

    Audrey Nickel on #164250

    Thanks all, for the input!

    unknown-user on #164251


    I have busked on the street a good many times (Still do. I played at a farmers’ market this morning)

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