Are you a guitar or bass player
looking for an instrument that will give you
the classic feel of a vintage with custom features
only found in some of the most high end custom
shop models? Usually this may involve a price
tag high enough to buy yourself a new car. Whether
you are a musician on a budget or just looking
for a great instrument that will play like a
dream right from the first time... then you
need to check this out.
Whenever you book a gig at
a fresh venue, you’re on a learning curve.
Circumstances are different in every room and
if you don’t know the deal, the night
can go off the rails before you hit the first
downbeat. As any well-gigged player will tell
you, gathering a little information ahead of
time can prevent some big headaches.
A band is simultaneously a
friendship, a collaborative partnership and
a business. Although it might be less personal
and intimate than a romantic relationship, it
is quite possibly more complicated. That's because
there are usually more than two people involved,
and everyone has an opinion. We are artists
after all, so being sensitive and having opinions
come with the territory of creating things.
live music is a nerve-racking experience. No
amount of singing in the mirror or head-banging
in the garage can quite prepare you for the
moment when the lights come up and you're there.
The center of attention. The subject of scrutiny.
"Here we are now, entertain us." Your
body language can convey a confidence in your
music that's contagious to your audience, but
can also betray self-doubt that will be perceived
just as acutely. It's your goal to put a room
at ease, whether that's them leaping into a
mosh pit with selfless abandon or applauding
politely at a seated jazz club. Here are six
notorious "tells" that can subtly
indicate that you’re actually feeling
more of a Woody Allen than a Buddy Holly underneath
those bright lights.
Try to avoid these deadly mistakes.
Your fans will apprceiate it
Some people are born with an
innate sense of confidence that they carry with
them through life. For others, confidence is
trait that has to be won in battle. Among all
of the talent that exists in the world and the
unfortunate realities of the music industry,
it's easy for somebody who doesn't have innate
confidence to feel intimidated. Below are six
tips on what to do when your confidence starts
to falter, and what you can do to improve the
confidence you already have.
Too many people fail to see
the bigger picture of life as a musician and
the miserable state of the industry. If you
are one of these people and catch yourself feeling
in some way cheerful, stop right away and follow
this simple 12 step plan to guarantee your return
to a completely horrid existence on this miserable
rock. Warning: Contains strong language. If
you don’t like that, then you should probably
still read on anyway as it will just give you
more reasons to be pissed off.