Many things are overlooked when you first start playing gigs. Among those things overlooked are the things you need to bring.
When you first start out playing gigs, you don’t realize right away that certain things should be done or avoided. I have a few tips regarding some things a newbie singer might want to think about.
Half stack, full stack or combo? Learn which guitar amp is best in a band situation, and how to choose the right option for you.
That is...when you're not playing music. You never want dead air; so it's best to have a practical checklist of things that you should be talking about to keep the show moving along. Here ya go. :)
People who are inherently comfortable with being in charge are sometimes very good leaders. However, if they don't follow these basic guidelines, even they can often fall short.
Let’s face it, if you are just like everyone else out there, you just aren’t going to stand out. That’s why you have to do the music your way.
Sometimes, as musicians, things don’t always go our way, but you just have to do what you just have to do in order to prevail.
How to become a tribute act, written by a guy who makes a living as a Michael Buble tribute. It's not just wearing a wig and singing songs, it's about scrutiny, practice, and spending a lot of money.
It may start off as a group of people getting together to make some noise, but if you want fans, you've got to come up with a good name for your band.
Every musician knows that you can never stop learning. When you are fortunate enough to gig as much as I do, you learn a lot of stuff.
These rehearsal tips will help guitar players understand how to run band practice most efficiently and accomplish their goals.
Nobody really likes a job with a boss breathing down your neck and nagging about deadlines and TPS reports. I'm here to tell you that there is hope - and big perks that come with working for yourself!
It should not take too long to set up for a gig. I have some suggestions to help you do it more quickly.
There is a specific system that has proven effective in working as a musician or playing covers in any band. Master these fundamentals and you'll be able to succeed in every gigging situation.
I have a fairly long set list, which is nice. But equally important is the order of the songs on the list. Allow me to explain as to why that is.
Want to know how to get better at playing guitar? Here are 5 tips that can help you improve, whether you are a beginner or veteran guitarist.
You've finally found musicians who get along. Everyone's learned the songs. You're ready to play out. But you can't get past the hardest part...coming up with a band name. Here's how...
Want to win loyal fans? Start by going the extra mile whenever you can. Check out these 15 easy-to-use tips on how you can stand out from your musical competition.
Learn how to deal with the criticism and negativity that comes with playing guitar in public. Don’t let the haters bring you down!