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Norman LeDonne
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  • West Chester, PA
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Norman LeDonne replied to Jud Hair's discussion Is Open Mic in Some Ways Harder than a Straight Gig? in the group Coffee House Players
"One thing that I've been doing lately that helps is to develop a 'routine' before you play. Think about it. Don't batters in baseball have a set routine when they walk up to the plate, like kick the dirt, tap home plate, take 3…"
Sep 5, 2012
Norman LeDonne replied to Jud Hair's discussion Is Open Mic in Some Ways Harder than a Straight Gig? in the group Coffee House Players
"Jud, I have found exactly the same thing. I think I do better playing for 1-2 hours than 1-2 songs."
Sep 5, 2012
Dave Keir replied to Norman LeDonne's discussion Advice in the group Fingerstyle players
"I'm in the UK and I agree it can sometimes be a tricky conversation about fees. Some well known guys and girls will have a "set" fee for different types of gigs - clubs, festivals, corporate, etc. I, on the other hand, tend to be more…"
Mar 21, 2012
FloridaGull replied to Norman LeDonne's discussion Advice in the group Fingerstyle players
"Corporate budget? $200 or more. Good luck! May this be the start of something lucrative for you!"
Oct 4, 2011
anthony emmanuel replied to Norman LeDonne's discussion Advice in the group Fingerstyle players
"yeah i agree to what Jim said, the private gigs can start with $100-$200..believe in yourself man."
Oct 4, 2011
Norman LeDonne replied to Norman LeDonne's discussion Advice in the group Fingerstyle players
"Thanks for the great advice! I was originally thinking about $200, which is in the ballpark from your comments."
Sep 28, 2011
Jim Robinson replied to Norman LeDonne's discussion Advice in the group Fingerstyle players
"I guess I missed the word "professional" in the original comment, and took this to be a "private" party, which I would equate a wedding reception to be the nearest thing, so you're right. I agree wholeheartedly that private…"
Sep 28, 2011
Alan Land replied to Norman LeDonne's discussion Advice in the group Fingerstyle players
"Good ideas, Jim, but I don't necessarily equate weddings with corporate gigs, as the budgets tend to be different. Other than that detail, I concur completely. A big part of "marketing" is learning how to price your product in all…"
Sep 28, 2011
Jim Robinson replied to Norman LeDonne's discussion Advice in the group Fingerstyle players
"I agree that you should not undercut yourself on this. The price you charge should be based on what will fly in your market and that is different everywhere, but I would start by calling up any musician in your area that does wedding receptions and…"
Sep 28, 2011
Alan Land replied to Norman LeDonne's discussion Advice in the group Fingerstyle players
"Norman, do not UNDERCUT yourself for a COMMERCIAL gig, as they will expect that price moving forward. Commercial gigs should be charged even more than "private parties," since the money is coming from an "event budget, not coming out…"
Sep 28, 2011
Norman LeDonne replied to Norman LeDonne's discussion Advice in the group Fingerstyle players
"Thanks Alan. It's for a friend, but being paid for my his company. It's actually for an investment community. I'll be providing background music, so I expect I be on the floor. I'll be bringing an amplifier for my guitars, being…"
Sep 28, 2011
FloridaGull replied to Norman LeDonne's discussion Advice in the group Fingerstyle players
"Is this going to be a one-time thing, or do you hope to do more of this in the future?  If you hope to do more, IMHO you should go a bit low on this one - like $30-$40 an hour? - maybe less - no less than $25.  Then, for potential future…"
Sep 28, 2011
Alan Land replied to Norman LeDonne's discussion Advice in the group Fingerstyle players
"Is is a "home concert" atmosphere, where you are "on stage," or are you providing background music? Home concerts encourage CD sales and collect "donations."   Are you bringing and setting up equipment? Both of…"
Sep 28, 2011
Norman LeDonne added a discussion to the group Fingerstyle players
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I'm looking for some advice. I am a solo fingerstyle guitar player. Up until now, I've been playing open mics and gigs for tips. I may be able to play for a professional party, for 1 to 2 hours. I was asked how much I should charge. I don't have a clue as to what is reasonable. Suggestions?See More
Sep 28, 2011
Norman LeDonne updated their profile
Jun 10, 2011
Norman LeDonne replied to Norman LeDonne's discussion Can you give a listen to my new songs? in the group Songwriting Review
"Thanks!"
Jun 10, 2011

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Lap-style slide guitar, Resonator guitar, Travel guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Doolin 20 string harp guitar
Petros Applecreek fingerstyle guitar
Martin DC16REAurea
Gibson Les Paul Custom
National Tricone resonator
Dobro resonator
Scheerhorn resonator
Kentucky mandolin
Larson 13-course baroque lute
National Triolian resonator
What is your website address?
http://www.reverbnation.com/normledonne
What type of music do you like to play?
Christian rock, classical, contemporary fingerstyle, jazz, pop
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
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At 11:11am on July 14, 2010, Jonathan Paul Reeves said…
I would love a harp guitar but can't afford one. I am interested in the Holloway Harp Guitar the Stephen Bennett model. It seems very reasonable for only $1200-1500.
At 3:48pm on April 20, 2010, Melissa Young said…
Congratulation on your new music career.
At 8:47pm on April 17, 2010, Michael D Krampitz said…
Thanks Norman That was pretty much the way I thought It would be,with some sub bass note's.And then a six string and the like you where saying the super trebles.I would guess the super trebles would be set up like a harp tuned to it's own key.
At 11:00pm on April 15, 2010, Michael D Krampitz said…
Thanks for adding me as a friend.So what harp guitar do you recommend for me,I'll tell you what I'm playing now.A Martin D35, a Martin DC16RE,a Gibson special It's a 165 size body,an Alverez 12 string but it needs a little work at the bridge.I also play a Ovation Celebrity op30. and two mandolins.and a banjo 5 string plus more but I think this is enough for now.
At 2:46pm on April 7, 2010, Charles said…
Thanks for the invite! Welcome to oncoming retirement. I pulled the plug last July and have enjoyed the time I have for my Hobbies! Chuck
At 7:09pm on April 6, 2010, Carrie Katz said…
Thank you!! Norman

Cheers!
Carrie
At 9:47pm on March 20, 2010, Jerry Cowan said…
Hi Norman;

Congratulations on your professional musician career, I know you will be successful in fullfilling all of your goals.

Jerry Cowan.
At 9:36pm on March 20, 2010, Stephanie Jackson said…
Hi Norman!
Thanks for letting me know.
Stephanie
 
 
 

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