If you’ve always wanted to be a songwriter but you’ve never made the leap into creating your own music, it’s time to overcome your inhibitions and get started. There’s no better time than the present to write your own songs!
Mistakes will happen at some point in your career, no matter how hard you try, at some point you are bound to make a mistake. The key is to move on without drawing attention to it.
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.
To make it easier for venue bookers, festival programmers, and media to find the information they need, the best thing you can do is create a Press Kit section on your website.
Songwriters: Give Your Mind an Escape. When to Give in to Your Distractions. An excerpt from Emma McGann’s new book The Songwriting Handbook for Beginners, Volume One: Motivational Methods
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.
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.