As many musicians can attest, there’s a big difference between playing music for your own enjoyment and being asked to play in front of other people. Whether you’re playing on stage for a large crowd or entertaining a group of friends in a more intimate setting, “stage fright” is a real phenomenon that can cause even the most experienced musicians to shy away from public performances.
Tip number 8 in the Top 10 Tips to Better Performing is all about the story of your song. Some people are not the best storytellers but they can still intrigue you by what they’re saying. It is the same for musicians.
This video teaches you this pattern in three chords so that you can use it with the 12-bar blues. You can use this pattern in blues songs, swing, country and even some pop songs.
Methods exist today for making a guitar play perfectly in tune. Well, with equal temperament nothing is perfect in the whole orchestra. Let’s just say that out of tune notes can be mitigated until they are no longer noticeable. Highly respected session and touring musician Buzz Feiten (he played Woodstock) …
If the numbers are right, the sound will be right. The piano can be thought of as a numbers machine, a calculator if you like. Think in terms of shapes, patterns and numbers. Encompassing these three aspects is the musical interval
Playing live is one of the best ways for independent musicians to hone their sound, win new fans and build their confidence performing in front of an audience. From intimate gigs at local venues to sell-out shows across the country, every performance is important, so it’s crucial to know how to get in touch with venue bookers and gig promoters in order to secure your next live show.