amateur musicians Musical Space: Start Your Own Band By Mark Foley • Jul 9, 2013 Listen Listening... / 1:46 Playing music is a skill that can be exercised and enjoyed for an entire lifetime. In other words, music is the ideal hobby. Musical Space: Why Street Music Is So Important By Mark Foley • May 28, 2013 Joe Mabel / Wikimedia Commons Street music has probably been around as long as there have been streets. Musical Space: Amateurs By Mark Foley • Nov 27, 2012 Reverend Guitars Listen Listening... / 1:48 I'm told that a century ago the average American could sing 300 folk songs. Not too surprising, since back then, if you wanted music, you probably had to make it yourself.