Tag: stage presence

  • 5 Times Musicians Played Through Epic On-Stage Injuries

    5 Times Musicians Played Through Epic On-Stage Injuries

    Finding even a small amount of success in music takes not only sacrifice, but also a whole lot of pain. Everything from the hours of practice it takes to get a certain part of a song just right, to the spinal reconstruction you’ll want after sleeping on floors night after night on tour, to the…

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  • How to Tame Your Nerves Before a Big Show

    How to Tame Your Nerves Before a Big Show

    After working hard to create meaningful music, it can be incredibly exciting when your band starts to get opportunities like opening up big shows. But, unfortunately, the thought of playing to a packed crowd often comes hand in hand with debilitating performance anxiety for some people, including everyone from members of newer, inexperienced bands to…

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  • The Dos and Don’ts of On-Stage Banter

    The Dos and Don’ts of On-Stage Banter

    On-stage banter can be one of the most memorable parts of your set. Talk to your crowd like a pro with these tips for upping your banter game.

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  • Master the Art of Stage Banter with Confidence, Timing, and Nailing the Details

    Master the Art of Stage Banter with Confidence, Timing, and Nailing the Details

    When it comes to playing an instrument, I have close to zero credibility. Outside of being able to tear up a dance floor and the two-and-a-half weeks I gave playing the keyboard a (somewhat) earnest shot, I’m not the most qualified. That’s why I have so much respect for my clients and stick to my…

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  • The Definitive Guide to Throwing a DIY House Show

    The Definitive Guide to Throwing a DIY House Show

    House shows, and all sorts of DIY shows, are a great way to create an alternative, personalized space to hear live music in your community. If you aren’t near any good venues, need a place to host all-ages shows, or simply want to invite some people over to your house, apartment, backyard, roof, basement (you get…

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  • How to Be the Band Nobody Wants to Play with — Ever Again (in 10 Easy Steps)

    How to Be the Band Nobody Wants to Play with — Ever Again (in 10 Easy Steps)

    My band, the Gnarly Shredderz, is one of the greatest bands of all time. We’re so awesome, in fact, that bands on the same bill as us never ask my group to play another show with them because they know they just can’t keep up. We just end up embarrassing them with our insanely interesting…

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  • 3 Simple Yoga Poses That Work Wonders for Musicians

    3 Simple Yoga Poses That Work Wonders for Musicians

    Strengthen the connection between mind and body while easing your aches and pains through these musician-friendly yoga poses.

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  • 4 Easy Things You Should Be Doing at Every Live Show

    4 Easy Things You Should Be Doing at Every Live Show

    Over my years in the music industry, I’ve seen many, many live shows, both from the stage and from the audience. This means I’ve seen bands make the same mistakes time and time again. And because I’m guilty of making these mistakes too, I created lists of some of the ways bands can avoid these pitfalls without too much effort. These…

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  • How Rock Singers Can Up Their Showmanship

    By David Stewart Jr. Rock music has always pushed the limits of pop culture. Be it through the rebellious lyrics and aggressive vibes, or through scandalous images and (literal) pyrotechnics on stage, rock ‘n’ roll is the go-to form of expression for some of the world’s greatest and loudest artists. I have studied the greats…

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