The Digital Guitar

Chad Spangler

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For my first interview I met up with a musician named Anton that I always see playing on Telegraph street in Berkeley. I approached him and asked him if I could ask him a few questions about my proposal. He asked for a donation (who would of thought), so I gave him a buck and proceeded with the interview.

How long have you been performing/entertaining?

Anton: I have been playing for over twenty years off and on. It really depends on how much time I have on my hands which lately has been alot.

Chad: What instruments do you play?

Anton: I play a little bit of everything including guitar, bass, drums, fiddle and trumpet. My instrument of choice is the guitar and violin but guitar is what I am usually playing when I am in public. It seems to be the most crowd pleasing instrument, in other words the most productive money wise.

Chad: Does my proposal sound interesting?

Anton: Yes it does sound interesting. It sounds like it would attract a crowd which is definitley what I am trying to accomplish. I am always interested in trying something new. The real issue for me would be the price. Maybe you give me one for testing purposes.

Chad: I haven't really thought about the price too much. Luckily we are supplied with an endless amount of cash for this project. So in all would you say this is something you would use?

Anton: Yes this is something I would use, or at least try out.
I like the idea of being able to play this along with other instruments such as drums or even a bass guitar. The main thing for me would be the crowd factor. Peolple are always interested in something new.