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Category Archive for 'Performing/Gigs'

“Hello, er, um…” (pause and look down at set list) “Flint, Michigan! Are you ready to rock?!”
Well, it sounds like you’ve done it. You’ve taken that giant leap of faith, piled in a van with your band mates and hit the road. You’re all so excited and everything is going perfectly…except for your drummer’s BO…and [...]

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For an up-and-coming band every gig is a vital step toward your success. Your shows are where you get the chance to prove yourself. They are your opportunity to do what you do best. A good gig can also have a ripple effect, securing you a loyal fan base and ensuring good crowds at future [...]

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Turntablism is both an art and ensemble of techniques that consist of manipulating sounds and creating music by using turntables and a dj mixer.
Turntablism is intimately linked to the hip hop style DJing in the 90’s. while a dj or disc jockey is someone who simply plays records, a turntablist is someone who knows how [...]

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You can learn how to overcome performance anxiety using the Neurolinguistic Programming technique of anchoring.
During NLP training here in New York we teach Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques that can help over come performance anxiety, deal with stage fright and move you to achieving your peak state and giving the performance of a lifetime. Anchoring is [...]

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For many guitarists and musicians, the purpose of practicing is simply to become more accomplished and experienced in order to perform better at gigs and musical performances. In fact, this seems to be the view of the majority of musical performers.
However, there is now a school of thought that believes the relationship between performing [...]

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5 Steps to Book Your Band

Knowing how to get your band on at venues is vital if you’re going to get your band heard and seriously market your music. But how do you go about getting someone to book your band when you don’t know where to start?
Here are 5 key tips that will show you how to get gigs. [...]

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If you are a musician, it is natural that you want other people to hear your work. The general route would be to send demos to music labels in the hopes of getting signed. This, however, can be a long and tedious process and only a small percentage of musicians end up getting that sought [...]

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Guitar Chords For Country Songs

If you have just started playing guitar you probably want to know what are the guitar chords for country songs, how many chords should I learn, what happens if the chord shapes are difficult to play.
Acoustic guitars are great to take with you anywhere and are ideally suited to playing country songs. The guitar chords [...]

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By Al Lamkin
Reviewing An Act/Band
If you’re not working with an agent, you will need to review the act yourself. There are three methods of reviewing an act: You can (1) go see the act perform live, (2) watch a video of the act, or (3) have the act come audition for you.
By far the best [...]

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By Sheena Metal
Every musician currently living on the Planet Earth would love nothing more than to wake up tomorrow in the midst of their glorious peak of superstardom. But, as Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither is the career of any one musician.
A musical career is a long, sometimes arduous journey of tiny [...]

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