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#446634 - 12/21/17 09:15 PM [Off-Topic] Re: How should I approach a musician? [Re: Lucm]
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Lucm you've gotten some really good suggestions.

How do you approach a musician?

With money, lots of money...

We're all starving you know and living in our parents basements.

Otherwise if you are near any music stores just go to them and ask around. Usually music stores are 10 to 1 guitarists to any other type of instrument. Also look for music teachers specializing in guitar including instructors at a local college. Many colleges have full recording studios in their music department.

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#446697 - 12/22/17 07:55 AM [Off-Topic] Re: How should I approach a musician? [Re: jazzmammal]
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Originally Posted By: jazzmammal
We're all starving you know and living in our parents basements.


No small feat for me since the last one died in 2001!!!
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#446702 - 12/22/17 08:16 AM [Off-Topic] Re: How should I approach a musician? [Re: Lucm]
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I would suggest approaching a musician when he or she is NOT playing. smile
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#446924 - 12/23/17 02:03 PM [Off-Topic] Re: How should I approach a musician? [Re: Lucm]
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In my neighborhood you can have your choice of guitar players on your porch in minutes, just order pizzas from all the competitors.

Sorry I could not let that opportunity for that joke go by.

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#446936 - 12/23/17 03:20 PM [Off-Topic] Re: How should I approach a musician? [Re: Danny C.]
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Ba-dum bump! :-)
Originally Posted By: Danny C.
In my neighborhood you can have your choice of guitar players on your porch in minutes, just order pizzas from all the competitors.

Sorry I could not let that opportunity for that joke go by.

Best To You!


Hm... That reminds me I need to work on my novel.

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#446946 - 12/23/17 05:44 PM [Off-Topic] Re: How should I approach a musician? [Re: Lucm]
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Originally Posted By: Lucm
Hm... That reminds me I need to work on my novel.


Me too!!

Although I suspect you meant WRITING one.....
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#446947 - 12/23/17 05:46 PM [Off-Topic] Re: How should I approach a musician? [Re: Lucm]
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You know how to make a bass player mad?

Refuse to pay him for the pizza.
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#448089 - 12/30/17 02:01 PM [Off-Topic] Re: How should I approach a musician? [Re: Lucm]
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#448100 - 12/30/17 04:04 PM [Off-Topic] Re: How should I approach a musician? [Re: silvertones]
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#448109 - 12/30/17 04:32 PM [Off-Topic] Re: How should I approach a musician? [Re: Lucm]
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Lots of good suggestions,here, Lucm. You've really nothing to lose if you do as Eddie suggests -- post the track and throw it open to suggestion or collaboration. Been done before.
Then, the obvious -- call your local recording studio. They come in all varieties. Rare is the one that does not have access to the range of studio musicians. Or, bring your own.
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#448114 - 12/30/17 05:15 PM [Off-Topic] Re: How should I approach a musician? [Re: Lucm]
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Main thing to remember is that they are not driving up and down your street looking for YOU. You need to go out and find them.
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