Today I want to talk to you about Live Music Performance Tips For Guitarist. These tips should make you greater prepared for playing live.
There is no doubt in my mind that following these tips will provide both you and your fans with a better experience.
This Article is the 1st of 3 Parts for these beneficial tips for any guitarist playing live shows.
Maybe you think you already know what I’m going to say, like practice your tunes, be in tune, are you well rehearsed as a band. Which those are good as well to make sure of. But what we’re going to talk about will aide in Transforming You Into a Professional. So lets get right into it.
Planning For Success Goes a Long Way
Tip 1. Get a fan, a floor fan. When you’re on stage, it can be very, very warm. You’ve usually got stage lighting right in your face and that creates a lot of heat.
You’ll also really be rocking out so you’re giving all your energy. You’re sweaty, you’re warm and that can sometimes hinder your performance.
So generate in a bit of a breeze with a fan like this allows you to stay cool on stage plus having your hair waving in the wind like you’re in some sort of a shampoo advert always looks fantastic. Stay cool. Get a fan.
Tip 2. Go wireless. Wireless kits are not just for huge bands and massive arena tours. You can use them in small venues too.
Why is that such an advantage? Well this allows you to move about the stage a bit more.
You can swap stage and stage with your other guitarists or bassist or whoever you’re sharing the stage with.
That will give your audience something different to look at.
Standing in the one place all the time can be a bit boring so where you can move about, that looks great.
It also means you can take the show to the crowd quite literally hopping off stage, joining in with the mosh pit or simply doing a solo in the middle of the crowd looks damn cool and the crowd will appreciate it. Be remembered, get moving, use wireless.
Tip 3. Always have spare cables. You may think, “You need only two cables mostly up”, So you only take two.
But wait! What happens if one or both of them stop working at the same time and then your bassist says, “I forgot mine”, these things always happen each and every show.
You’re constantly handling your cables and having to replace them. Make sure you have more cables than you need to have.
You’ll always find yourself handling it about and having to swap them and especially if you’re using a wireless like in tip number two, have a spare cable should anything go wrong with it. Have those spares, the more the merrier and have them handy every show.
Okay there you have it. These are just some simple things to consider. You might be thinking well I’m never going to jump in a mosh pit, so I don’t need a wireless.
But consider this, stages get pretty small with cables running everywhere. By going wireless you eliminate at least a few of them.
Remember this is Live Music Performance Tips For Guitarist / Part 1. There are going to be some issues you need to see in Part 2 that will help you, so don’t miss it. See you next time at Treble Clef Reviews.
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