Stage banter: How to win your audience over between songs Do you know what the difference is between stand-up comics and a musician is? They tell jokes, you play music. That's about it... ok, obviously that's not the only thing, but I'm driving...
I would venture to say that everyone has someone they can work well with! Just think about this, if someone can work with Morrissey and make the incredible band The Smiths, objectively Morrissey's best work, then you can stand to work with a few different people and see what you can come up with together!
...something that I have found biblically destructive. The thought, I've wasted this year...
Let me put this in bold letters because you need to hear this. You are not a failure, the reason you haven't become famous is not because you're not doing enough. Before we start, I want you to find a mirror (or use your phone selfie feature) and ask yourself this question. No, well - [...]
Trying to get to the next level? You need someone to help you get there! Duh. What do Spotify playlists and open mic nights have in common? Gatekeepers and Key masters. Let's go find out where Zuul is.
If you notice a lack of professionalism in somebody and you keep using that person and getting frustrated, that is not on them that is on you.
The rhythm hand deserves some extra love! Stop telling yourself that someone will take care of the heavy lifting with guitar. Stop being the weak link in the band. Learn to play the damn guitar! It's nothing complicated, so don't feel overwhelmed. You just need to dedicate a little additional focus on specific techniques.
It's time to extend that olive branch with the most essential member of your band - The sound guy.
How do you write a great song? By writing ninety-nine bad songs.