Performing

How to provide entertainment through one’s presence? The arts of acting, dancing, comedy, contortion, burlesque, etc., are all explored in these posts. Hell, we even got juggling.

Rock concert - Pyragraph

So You’ve Got a White Supremacist in the Audience

Aaron J. Shay

Staying silent is a way of obeying the rules and protecting yourself while doing nothing to address the bigotry on display in front of you. Every day that a bigot thinks they can get away with their hatred in public is another day they can influence others to their way of thinking.

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Dear Little Bobby: Playing for Pennies

Little Bobby Tucker

I’m a musician trying to decide how much I can afford to spend on instruments, renting a practice space, going on tour, and the rest. Sometimes it gives me anxiety and causes stress between me and my partner. How much is too much to spend on my art?

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Non-Metal Maiden

Little Bobby Tucker

My boyfriend has recently started a band with his friends. Unfortunately it is heavy metal. Not only do the practices disrupt our home life but they recently had their first show and I kinda hated it. What should I do? Tell him and hurt his feelings, or keep lying to him?

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Juan and Ayala - Pyragraph

10 Ways to Survive as a Musician in London

Guest Blogger

The music industry is not going to end, of course. In fact, I feel positive that it could become the biggest it’s ever been. The demand for music is high. So what needs to be done to get there and how can musicians like me survive in the changing times?

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Music Makers: Cloacas

Guest Blogger

We began the piece in an atonal modal G# minor which happens to be four whole steps down from the actual key of the song. After a collective “gasp” the entire wedding party demanded that we be removed from the ceremonies.

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The Musician and The Performer

Aaron J. Shay

When there are established expectations, you can use that expectation as part of your art. You can distort it. You can reject it. You can play with it. An audience’s expectation of you is material you can shape, and you don’t have to follow the instruction booklet.

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