What are your musical aspirations?

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What are your musical aspirations?

Postby Mistydawn » Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:34 am

Where do you hope your musical path will lead?
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Postby missy » Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:00 pm

I voted other - although we do perform and teach, it's not for the spotlight. It's to share the music with others. Either in out playing, or by teaching others to play.
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Postby pondsidemusic » Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:35 pm

Originally posted by missy I voted other - although we do perform and teach, it's not for the spotlight. It's to share the music with others. Either in out playing, or by teaching others to play.
I'm with Missy on this one!! Love to make music with people!
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Postby Lois Hornbostel » Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:58 pm

Hobbyist - happy to play for myself 20% (1) Serious student- learn all I can 20% (1) Performing artist - love the spotlight 0% (0) Gospel of dulcimer-spreading the good word 20% (1) Other? add comments! 40% (2) What a great question, Mistydawn! It really got me thinking. If I might have a fave it would be "serious student." It's what enriches all the others. I heard that someone trying to describe an "after-life" experience once said that in heaven "learning goes on." Sounds like a great deal to me!
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Postby hcknbrgr » Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:18 pm

My goal is to suppliment my income in retirement. LOL! Well, seriously, I have one bluegrass banjo student now, and I have 15 years before I retire, so I hope to be able (and still be able) to teach bluegrass and clawhammer banjo and hammered dulcimer one or two days a week to suppliment my income. I should know enough to pass on with 16 years dulcimer experience by then. Well, that's my excuse for putting the time into it anyway!
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Postby KenH » Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:16 pm

Count me in as a "dulc-evangelist". No aspirations to be a rich and famous dulcimer performing and recording artist. My major performances are sitting in a park and playing as I people watch - although I have been known to post a sign reading "Will STOP playing for money"LOL!
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Postby halfpint » Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:29 pm

I voted other. I feel I want to be more than a hobbyist or serious student, but not quite the performing artist - love the spotlight. I like to play in church - preferably along with the singing and not solo. I also like to play in front of student groups - teaching about the instrument and how it relates to whatever they are studying and then encouraging the kids that may be interested in pursuing the instrument. Dawn
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Postby modulcimer » Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:11 pm

I voted for spread the Gospel, telling others about the dulcimer and getting those who have purchased dulcimers that are now living on the wall or in the closest. My goal is to get these out and teach people to play. So there fore being a seriuos student would rate high, since a person is always learning. A mans mind streched to new dimensions never returns to its normal state. Sorry so philosical. Just hope all can enjoy the beauty and fun of this instrument. Rod
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Postby lollycross » Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:23 pm

I voted other. I AM retired so don't want to be in the performing spotlight anymore. But, I DO want to play good enough to add the HD to the list of instruments I play and record on my CDs. Lolly
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Postby Skip » Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:30 pm

I wanted to build a HD, instead I built a MD kit after being advised by a pro to learn something about HD's before trying any construction. Thought it would be a good idea to learn how to play the MD since I had it . Glad I did, its been a lot of fun. Built the HD 18months or so later and starting to learn a little about playing it. The building came first though. Skip
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musical aspirations?

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:22 pm

Hi all. Like most of you, there are several catagories that fit nicely ... but I will have to say that PERFORMING ARTIST most fits. I am a motivational speaker and training specialist, and I usually work in a tune or two ... to prove a point ... and to surprise and WOW my audience! Lately it has been the ukulele. The dulcimer and autoharp get their turns, too! Kindest regards, Jerry Posner www.jerryposner.com
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