Performing live can be one of the most exciting parts of being a musician. While musicians of all skill levels are able to perform live, increasing the quality of your live performance may help you on the road to becoming a great performer. Here are some tips for improving your live performances when it comes to gear, stage presence and sound.
CHECK YOUR GEAR:
One of the most common problems when it comes to performing live is musicians forgetting to check and double-check their gear prior to a show. Forgetting to check your gear can lead to a variety of problems including low-quality sound, equipment malfunction, differing volume levels and difficulties with sound feedback. Most, if not all of these problems can be avoided if musicians commit to making sure their gear is ready to go when it is time for a live show. Another great tip for improving your live performances is to always bring backups of things you may need in order to be prepared for anything.
PERFECT YOUR STAGE PRESENCE:
An additional tip for improving your live performances is to become more confident in public and on-stage. Being more comfortable in front of people, especially while in a live music setting, will not only make you feel better about performing, but it will ultimately lead to a higher-quality gig. One great way to increase your confidence for live performances is to watch yourself perform. Whether you record yourself during a performance or have someone help you, being able to watch yourself live is a good way to make corrections to your stage presence. This is also a great tip if you are playing in a band. After all, confidence is key in being a top-notch performer.
Even though there are a lot of aspects that go into a live musical performance, the most important part of it all is that you have fun and play music that means something to you. After that, the experience and knowledge of playing live that comes with being a musician will follow if you commit to practicing and getting better.