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Other people and your music playing

Posted by FiddlerFaddler on Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Don't let people or personal relationships get in the way of playing music or practicing.  Anyone who would put a crimp in your practicing, playing or jamming time is someone that you don't need or want in your life.

Of course that philosophy works well until you have offspring, then the demanding little rascals eat up a lot of your time.  My solution would be to withhold food and other essentials until they themselves have practiced; that would keep them in line and teach them discipline.  I can't do that with my children because that troublesome female in my life doesn't agree with me and she insists on their being fed regardless.  You had better iron out issues like this with any prospective spouse before you take the marital plunge, or it's sure to cause you grief.

5 comments on “Other people and your music playing”

ElGringorio Says:
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @5:05:22 PM

The tolerant wife (or husband) of a banjo player should never be under-rated.

zeke_w15 Says:
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @7:42:33 PM

Now me I have a very wonderful wife she likes to see me play and encorages me to practice.And just the other day I was looking at new banjos on the web when she came in the room and saw what I was looking at and said "oh are ya looking to buy another new banjo",I said no just looking she said "go ahead and get another one if ya want"..Now how understanding is that....

Juli Says:
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 @3:37:05 AM

Give the kids a jar of peanut butter and park them in front of the Hannah Montana show.  Use duct tape if needed.  You just bought yourself 30 minutes of quiet time to practice!  Plus, the kids are so cute when they fall asleep with the tape half gnawed away...

This is why I have a dog ;-)

FiddlerFaddler Says:
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 @6:33:16 AM

All right, Juli: peanut butter - check; duct tape - check; Hannah Montana - naw, they might grow up liking that kind of music.  Many banjo players and fans have more exacting standards, or so I'd like to think.  We have an image to uphold!

For their lunches I do in fact send peanut butter in cling wrap or a snack bag, and 8-10 Ritz crackers or equivalent with which to scoop the stuff up and stuff into their darling faces.

fisher Says:
Friday, January 9, 2009 @9:08:24 PM

My wife makes me play,and cook for her. Oh,the humanity}:~))

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