Musical Interview Assignment?

Hey, I'm taking a college music class. One of my assignments is to interview a musician via the web. Would you please take a minute by answering as many questions that you feel comfortable answering?


Musicians/Singers ONLY please:

(You don't have to answer all of them)

Sample Questions for Interviewing a Musician

1. When and why did you start playing?

2. Which instruments do you play?

3. What was the first tune(s) you learned?

4. Is your family musical?

5. Describe your family member's musical interests and abilities.

6. Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?

7. Which famous musicians have you learned from?

8. Who was your first teacher, have you studied with any renown teachers?

9. Describe your first instrument, other instruments.

10. What are your fondest musical memories in your house, your neighborhood or town?

11. Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?

12. Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD's?

13. Have you been in competitions, or won any prizes?

14. Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions concerts, radio, TV?

15. How do you balance your music with other obligations?

16. How do you handle mistakes during a performance?

17. Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?

18. What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?

19. Do you attend sessions? What makes a good session?

20. How often and for how long do you practice?

21. What do you practice - exercises, new tunes, hard tunes, etc.?

22. Do you teach music?


Also, could you please either leave your first and/or last name if you feel comfortable? Thanks!(:

2 Answers

  • 6 years ago
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    1. 12 and I just always liked music, so I thought it would be cool to learn.

    2. Guitar, bass, mandolin, drums, and a little piano.

    3. Iron Man by Black Sabbath

    4. Yeah on my dad's side most of them can play something.

    5. Pretty much everyone in my family can play drums. Two of my uncles and a cousin can play guitar, and one of those uncles can play mandolin.

    6. As in talent, Victor Wooten comes to mind first. Also Eric Clapton, BB King, Marcus Miller, Neil Peart, John Bonham, Yngwie Malmsteen, Andy McKee. This list could go on forever.

    7. Jack Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, T-Bone Walker, Duff McKagan, Ginger Baker

    8. Just a local teacher, but he was an amazing guitar player. No.

    9. First was a Squire P-Bass. I used to have a cheap Ibanez electric guitar, I have a Pearl drum kit, an Ibanez mandlin, and most recently, a Yamaha Compass Series acoustic guitar.

    10. My family gathers at my grandma's house a few times a year and we bring our instruments and pass out small percussion stuff for everyone to play. It's fun.

    11. I always like listening to my dad's old records - Beatles, Pink Floyd and the like.

    12. Recently Belle & Sebastian, AFI, Jack Johnson, Dr. Dog, Sr. Chinarro

    13. My first show was a battle of the bands, but we didn't win.

    14. Not anymore, but back when I had a band together we used to play parties and bars.

    15. Music comes second, I don't plan on being able to make a living playing music, so it's just a hobby.

    16. Just get back on track and keep going.

    17. Nah, not really.

    18. As long as you know your stuff there's nothing to be nervous about.

    19. Not really

    20. A few hours every day or every other day.

    21. Usually just work on learning a new song.

    22. Nope.

    Sherlock St. James at your service.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    1. 13


    3. Iron Man/smoke on the water

    4. no

    5. to be good metal/rock/blues/punk/hard rock/progressive

    6. Hendrix because he is virtuoso.

    7. Hendrix, Jimmy Page, KISS, Ramones, Zeppelin, Van Halen, Beatles, The Doors

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