Today, your feedback and emails send Paul and Dave down the musical wormhole to explore topics like reading music, dealing with sound reflections, and reacting to a crowd that’s not reacting to you.
Listen to your two favorite weekend warriors discuss all this and more. Press play, listen, learn a little, and enjoy the ride! Then send in your own thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 209 – Tuesday, April 30, 2019
00:01:05 Mad Haus … with a Break
00:03:23 The benefits of staying warm and loose
00:06:22 Reflection about Reflection
00:07:52 Corporate Gigs: It’s Not About You
00:15:10 Casino Gigs
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When things are good you don’t think about it, but when the feel of your instrument in your hands changes… nothing else matters. That goes for what you hear in your ears, too. So much of playing music is a visceral experience, and any distractions there can really take you off your game.
Listen to your two favorite (and geeky!) musicians talk through some of their specifics in this regard, including Dave’s potential “Holy Grail” drumsticks. But first, one must examine not only the perspective of humility, but the value of the singalong. Paul and Dave walk through all this and more, plus a listener tip, too!
Press play and enjoy. Oh, and Always Be Performing!
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Your instruments are important to you, so you’ve got to take care of them – and that includes your voice. Paul and Dave talk through some recent troubles Dave’s been having, and then move on to properly caring for your audiences, too. It’s important to understand who your audience is at each gig, and what their expectations are. Sometimes it’s not about you… or your desired stage volume!
Finally, Dave saw a few cool things at SXSW that he brought home to tell you all about. You won’t want to miss this one, folks!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 206 – Monday, April 1, 2019
00:00:45 Dave’s Throat Hurts!
00:10:31 Care and Feeding of Your Instrument
00:13:36 Corporate Gig Dynamics
00:18:55 Design your sound for the gig ahead of time
00:25:02 The volume pissing match
00:27:29 It’s Not About You – It’s About the Volume