Learn Busking


Busking is the act of performing music in public places for tips. It is a great way to make money with your ukulele. You can busk on the street, in a park, in a subway station, or at an event. It’s easy to get started, and once you do – you’ll find that making money with your ukulele can be incredibly fun and rewarding.

The key to being successful as a busker is practice and patience. You need to work on your performance so that you are confident with your songs (even if they are not perfect). And you need to be patient because it takes time to build up an audience and make good money.

I think that’s one of the things that makes busking so valuable as an experience: it’s completely zero-risk. You’re not going to starve or get evicted if you don’t make any money; you’re not going to lose your job. There’s really no way to fail, which means you can try anything, and that leads to a level of experimentation and creativity that you don’t get in a lot of other areas of life. If you have a day job, it would be pretty crazy for you to quit your job and go out on the street with your ukulele every day for three months, but even if all you did was go out for two hours every Sunday afternoon, I think it would be a really valuable experience.

The first step is just deciding to do it. Once you’ve made the decision, there’s no need to worry about the details. Just put on some clothes and go out with your ukulele. You’ll figure everything else out along the way! Or just don’t worry about it at all – I had no idea what I was doing on my first day busking, but everything worked out fine anyway.

I think approaching busking as an experiment is a good way to get started: see

We have all seen the busker, generally with a guitar or violin case open on the ground and playing their best to earn some money. Now imagine if you were walking by and heard someone playing an amazing piece of music on the ukulele. We are talking a combination of playing skill and musicality that takes your breath away.

A lot of people would stop in their tracks to listen and possibly make a donation. That is the power of busking with a ukulele. If you can play well enough, there is a great chance that you can make it as a statue busker on the streets of London.

The truth is, if you are good enough, you will not need to put yourself out there for hours on end to make some decent cash. The moment people hear you play, they will start throwing money at your feet!

The statue busker is a relatively new phenomenon. It’s a street busker who dresses up in a costume and stands completely still, like a statue. The first statue buskers were in Europe, where they were called “living statues”. They are now appearing more and more in the US.

There is only one way to learn how to be a successful statue busker: do it. This article will help you get started. For more detailed information, check out the excellent book Street Fear: A Survival Guide for Working Street Performers by Tony Morris (who also wrote this article).

Busking is probably the most fun you can have while making money on your ukulele. You’re playing music in an exciting environment and getting paid to do it! You can make anywhere from $5 to $50 per hour depending on your location, your costume, and how good your act is. But there are some real drawbacks to consider as well…

First off, you’ll need a good costume — nothing too elaborate, but something that will attract attention when people pass by. One of the easiest costumes to make is a robot costume. A robot costume consists of:

A box (about 4′ x 2′ x 1′) with two eyeholes cut into it

How to learn busking

Busking is the art of performing in a public place for gratuities. Most buskers provide entertainment, such as music, poetry, theatre, or street art to a live audience. Street performers often work in highly trafficked locations, such as city centers and tourist areas. Busking is common among musicians, actors and magicians.

Most buskers come across as unprofessional and amateurish. Learn how to perform like a professional with this guide to learning busking. Here are some expert tips on how to master the art of street performing:

1) Start singing at home. Get used to performing in front of an audience by starting off small: yourself! Record yourself singing and playing your instrument. Then listen back and see where you can improve your performance by changing things like body language, facial expressions and vocal range.

2) Perform for friends & family. Once you feel comfortable singing at home alone, take it to the next level by performing for others! Ask your friends and family if they would be willing to watch you perform for them in exchange for constructive criticism about what you could do better or differently.

3) Join a choir/band/group performance class. Once you have found your feet and can confidently perform to

Most people think of busking as an easy way to earn a few bucks. This is not the case. It takes time to build up a following and become skilled at busking.

The first time I performed, I made $12 in three hours. Two weeks later, I was making $150 per hour and had a line of people waiting to see me perform.

Let’s take a look at how you can do this too…

As a busker, you should accept that people will throw money at you for reasons other than your music. I’ve had everything thrown at me, from clothes to food to mobile phones. I’ve also had people look down their noses at me and tell me to get a real job. If this is going to get to you, then busking isn’t for you.

As a busker, you should be prepared to have fun with the audience. It’s not just about the performance: it’s about the atmosphere you create around it. The audience is part of the show and if they enjoy themselves, they’ll reward you accordingly.

As a busker, you should understand that while some people will hate what you’re doing, others will love it – and some will do both in quick succession! As long as your audience is engaging with you then all is good in the world (and if they’re throwing things at you, they’re definitely engaging).

As a busker, your most important skill should be your ability to read people and react accordingly. Some people want to laugh and joke with you; some people want to cry and share their worries; some people want something completely different from what they’ve come to expect from a street performer.


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