Whether you’re a band or a solo artist, a musical performance is always a collaboration. There are sound engineers, bandmates, audience members, and venue staff that are all involved in making your performance a success. Today Paul and Dave talk through the realities of this, both objectively as outsiders and also what it’s like to deal with it all in the moment. “Intentional collaboration” becomes the theme of this episode, though “being a good musical citizen” or, if successful, “the mutual admiration society” would also fit.
Going with their new trend, your two favorite weekend warriors include a couple of tips in this episode, too. Press play, listen, and enjoy. Then write in to firstname.lastname@example.org and let Paul and Dave know what you think!
- 00:00:00 Gig Gab 164 – Monday, May 7, 2018
- 00:00:56 Vocal warm-ups during allergy season
- 00:03:17 Tenor vs. Rock Tenor
- 00:05:13 Warm ups
- 00:10:00 Relatively relative pitch
- 00:13:48 Paul Kent’s Springsteen Night
- 00:14:57 Sitting crowds vs. standing crowds
- 00:16:04 You gotta earn it every time
- 00:19:15 Digesting the reviews
- 00:21:16 A video camera doesn’t capture everything
- 00:22:49 Balancing technicality with feel
- 00:28:43 The Church Ladies
- 00:31:18 The Mutual Admiration Society
- 00:33:30 Managing the competition, internally and externally
- 00:35:31 Making yourself sound good, making your band sound good
- 00:38:40 Playing someone else’s drums/gear, adapting.
- 00:39:45 Being a good musical citizen
- 00:41:25 Intentional collaboration
- 00:45:47 Tip: Be both the ‘Chuch of No’ and the ‘Church of Yes’
- 00:49:07 Performance tip: look at the person who’s singing or soloing.
- 00:52:37 GG 164 Outtro