My first solo busking experience occurred while crossing Canada. I was in Hope, B.C. with a bicycle, dog, and the violin. I sat in a local park, nervous to my core. took out my violin and began to play Ashokan Farewell. I made about $45.00 in 15 mins, and the nerves dissipated as I received some compliments on my playing.
I do not know how to improvise. I was giving a talk at a bicycle club meeting when a guitarist showed up and requested I play along with him. I was so out of my element and the audience could definitely tell. LOL, It was experiences like that which made me further pursue my love of written classical music and know when to say no to performing music I am not going to do any justice to!
I play the violin. I currently travel with a Fiddlerman Soloist Violin.
“I bow to your Godliness.”