It’s like we’re the worst of the worst. Serial killers get pen pals and ladies begging to marry them. But be a musician, that’s a big no no. Even having a full time job with 401k, benefits, owning a home and a car don’t seem to matter once we say “I’m a musician.” I could go through all the myths and bust them to pieces, however, it’s hard to change someone’s mind once they are set in their ways.
So here is the workaround for this dilemma… say “I play a little bit. But I’m not that good at it.” Bam… Instant humbleness. She may even be interested to hear you play so she can find out how bad you are and give you words of encouragement. At least you have your foot in the door, right?
To sell this, hide your $1k+ axe and half stack and break out an acoustic. Mess around with the tuning and then play something. Be sure to miss a couple notes to complete the look.
Have you tried this before? How did it work for you?