Gig Gab 269 Episode Image with guitarist working and rehearsing.

The Value of Preparation — Gig Gab 269

Paul and Dave dig into their brains… and share what they find! This week it’s about the value of preparation. How much work do you put in ahead of the gig? More than that, which bits of your work are truly valuable, and how?

That’s what you hear from your two favorite weekend warriors this week. Share your thoughts, would ya? Oh — and always be performing!

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 269 – Monday, August 31, 2020
  • 00:04:17 Getting the band(s) back together
  • 00:13:05 Mixing Up Your Show
    • Key
    • Tuning
    • Tempo
    • Fingerpicking vs. Strumming
    • Feel (Love Songs vs. Sad Songs vs. Singalongs)
    • Mixing by Artist
    • Looping/layering
  • 00:19:45 Discipline vs. Systems
  • 00:27:20 Are singalongs responsible?
  • 00:32:01 GG 269 Outtro
Gig Gab 268 episode image: hand writing notes with text "Take The Note"

Take The Note — Gig Gab 268

Giving and receiving feedback is never easy. Well, it’s super easy if you want to send us an email: 🙂

But when you’re in a band, that feedback process can be the thing that drives a wedge between band members. Paul and Dave dissect that a little bit in today’s show, and borrow a phrase and concept from Dave’s theater experiences: Take the Note.

Both Paul and Dave are getting offered gigs, and are turning down more than they’re accepting. This has led to them each finding ways to have these conversations amongst their bandmates, though, and they share what they’ve learned.

Will you share what you’ve learned? As we said, is easy!

Gig Gab 267 cover image with young musician holding a guitar, "The Etiquette of Subbing"

The Etiquette of Subbing — Gig Gab 267

What happens when you sub out for a gig and your original member becomes available? A conundrum! Thankfully Paul and Dave have some thoughts — and recent experiences — to share. On top of that, what’s your band doing to stay connected right now? That’s perhaps the most important question to answer these days. Without the glue-of-gigs to hold things together, you need something else. Your two favorite weekend warriors talk through that and a few other topics, too! Press play and enjoy… and always be performing!