Playing Guitar Live Tips

Getting out there and playing guitar live can be awesome. One of the most important things about learning guitar is to remember it's supposed to be fun. These tips cover some of the things you should think about before you get up on stage.

May16
Stage Fright Microphone

There are all sorts of reasons to not join in on the fun of playing with others. Hopefully, though, you’ll find that you can work your way through most of them! Here are some thoughts from our resident doctor, mom and guitarist that might help you overcome some of the anxieties that may cause you to miss out on some great times.

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Dec27
Kiss Live

In Part Two of this guide to touring, we take you from launching your tour to making your van your home to bringing everyone home safely and successfully.

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Nov19

Chris Gallant (lead singer and guitarist of The Sidewalks) brings you an introduction to the realities of touring. Grab your gear and get ready to hit the road!

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Jul16

Playing outdoors is fun, but it also requires you to pay more attention to your guitar strings! Professor String gives us tips on keeping your guitar happy when you play outside.

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Jun03

Getting people out to see your band, even when those people are family, friends or fans, can be a challenge. Tom Hess looks at ways to bring more people to your band’s live performances.

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Apr30

There many things you need to know and do in order to become successful in the music industry. But even if you learn and do all of those things, you still might prevent yourself from achieving success in the music business by making key mistakes along the way. Tom Hess guides you around the many pitfalls along the road to success in the music industry.

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Dec28

Creating memorable live performances can help you get more gigs and can bring more people to those gigs. Here are some great tips from Tom Hess on how to rehearse for all the aspects of performing live.

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Nov13

Many guitarists consider practice and performance to be distinct activities. Gerald Klickstein, author of the new book The Musician’s Way, shows how they can be combined into an inclusive creative process.

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Feb19

Here’s a very useful article from Mark detailing how easy it is to keep all your gear under control, especially if you play gigs. Wish I’d read this thirty years ago!

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