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  • 6 ways to become a better onstage guitarist
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    6 ways to become a better onstage guitarist

    05/27/15 in Live

    As a guitar player, you have many possible roles in a live situation. You might strictly be a rhythm player, you might also play lead, or you could even be the front person for the band, in addition to your guitar duties. But whatever your function is is, paying attention to the concepts discussed in this story will help you be more successful as …

  • The pros and cons of using an iPad to view charts and lyric sheets on the gig
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    The pros and cons of using an iPad to view charts and lyric sheets on the gig

    11/12/14 in Live

    If you’re one of those performing musicians who needs to bring charts and lyric sheets to the gig or rehearsal, you might want to consider getting rid of all that paper and your music stand, and conveniently viewing and storing all of those documents on an iPad or other tablet. Let’s look at the pros and cons.

  • Playing acoustic guitar live - Part 1
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    Playing acoustic guitar live - Part 1

    09/11/14 in Live

    Commonly used by electric guitar players, especially to liven things up, feedback is the worst enemy of acoustic musicians. In this series of articles we'll look into the solutions to play a relaxed acoustic set live.

  • Strategically planning your set can make all the difference
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    Strategically planning your set can make all the difference

    08/05/14 in Live

    A well thought out setlist is critical to the success of your gig. Whether for a band or a solo singer, the order in which you play your songs could mean the difference between a good show and a great show. A poorly constructed set list can cause the audience to turn off in the middle of your show.