Tips on Playing Live Music as a Band
May 2013

Get ready to take your band out of the garage, and onto the stage. This month, we'll take a look at what it takes to play in front of an audience.

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Tips on Playing Live Music as a Band

By Blake Guthrie for helium.com

play as a bandThe absolute, number-one, most important thing to remember when playing live music in front of an audience is this:

IF YOU'RE NOT HAVING FUN, THE AUDIENCE ISN'T HAVING FUN

It doesn't matter if you are a serious folk act, or a surf-rock band, if the audience senses you are uncomfortable on stage they will become uncomfortable themselves and only applaud because they are being polite. They might have paid a lot of money to see your act in a club, or they might have paid nothing at all, because it's an open mic night at a local coffeehouse, but a live performance is a fluid situation and no one likes to see an act uncomfortable on stage. Which leads us to our next bit of advice:

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