TIPS ON PLAYING GUITAR
Tips to help you when performing and playing guitar
Tips on Playing Guitar: Playing guitar whilst performing can throw off even the most experienced of performers so you will maybe have to have the mindset as if you’re starting performing from scratch. You will need to build your confidence and perfect your stage craft. Read on for tips on playing guitar on stage.
Tips on Playing Guitar
Filming yourself is always a good idea and may help you pick out your own faults whilst playing guitar before you get to that stage. For example, if you notice that you close your eyes too often or your right arm is particularly stiff, you can alter these before your important performances. Often songwriters find that they are looking down whilst playing guitar; this is a habit that cuts off engagement with the audience. Filming yourself is a top tip for playing guitar, as it’s a real life performance that you’d not normally see.
Assemble a Small Showcase
Performing and playing guitar can be a daunting situation so it’s a good idea to try out some methods of performance with friends and family beforehand. Set up a microphone stand as you would have in a stage setting and try out different methods of performing and playing guitar. This gives you access to honest criticism from your select audience and can help refine your act.
HOT TIP! Rehearse your set like you would play it live. That means ad-libbing in between tracks and thinking of some small talk which is better than the average ‘give me a second…’ whilst you tune up leaving the audience in silence.
Play Low Stress Performances
It’s worth trying out some of our tips for playing guitar at some low key, less stressful performances perhaps some local Open Mic nights. That way it’s not going to be so crucial if you mess up and again if you film it you can constantly review and refine.
Set up Properly before Playing Guitar
It’s important when performing and playing guitar live for your instrument to be in tune, your strap to be the correct height, and your batteries to be new if applicable. Also remember to carry back up equipment like spare batteries, cables and picks.
HOT TIP! Another tip for playing guitar is to buy yourself a pair of strap locks to protect your prized possession. It happens to often that a guitar strap doesn’t fit correctly or is weak and it breaks on stage.
Play with Enthusiasm
The audience doesn’t necessarily support the most talented performers, but rather the most enthusiastic ones. Extra points if you’re both. Enthusiasm doesn't have to be loud and gaudy-sincere love if what you're playing is enough. Enthusiasm is contagious, and truly enthusiastic performances are generally rare and appreciated. Be one of these performers when playing guitar.
TIPS FOR PLAYING GUITAR
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