Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Playing to your audience

Playing To Your Audience - A Lesson From An Enterprising English Busker — SidSavara.com
We couldn’t believe it. Surely he knew the lyrics? While it is possible he didn’t, the quality of his singing, guitar playing and unmistakably being in England all suggested our busker should be familiar with the song. If he knew the full song, why not play it all the way through - why repeat the verse?

Thought Bubble Light Bulb CartoonThe answer I believe is this: Playing the first verse over and over again was more profitable than playing the full song.

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