UltimateGuitar.com recently posted an article by Brad Litton that mentions 5 rules for new, local bands. One of them was about crafting a VISUAL presentation for your live show.
Performing music is as much a visual experience as it is an aural one.
That’s right, people are going to pay attention to how you look while you play your music. Think about the last time you went to a concert, did you tell everybody that you were going to go LISTEN to your favorite band in concert? Or did you say you were going to go SEE your favorite band in concert? I don’t know if I’ve heard anyone say they were going to a concert just to hear the music, for that you could just turn on a record and listen to it. So when you’re preparing for shows, don’t just think about how you’re going to sound, but also think about how you’re going to look! That includes a number of things, from your clothing, to the stage layout, to the movements you make on stage. Work on those things and you’ll get yourself closer to breaking out of your local scene.
So, how are you making this happen at your performances? We’d love to hear how you think about the visual elements of a show, how do you practice and prepare to incorporate them, and if you’ve noticed how important it is to your audience.
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-Chris R. at CD Baby