Band managers have a critical task that relates directly to the group’s success. They need to coordinate travel, handle the different egos and goals within the bandmates, and promote the band’s identity and talent. Read these six helpful tips that can spark interest in artists to challenge themselves to manage their own band without completely losing their mind.
Musicians must focus on making an impression with their music, especially their first track. Read some tips for making a great impression! The first song must convey what the artist stands for musically, and perhaps even socially. It needs to reflect who they are and should be the type of track that will resonate with the audience. The song should set the audience’s expectations about the artist and their work.
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.
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
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) …
Learning to play a musical instrument can help keep your mind sharp, boost your self-confidence, improve your coordination, open up new doors for social interaction, provide a creative outlet, and teach you valuable life skills like perseverance and discipline.
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.