Transitioning into a performing guitarist is the kind of thing that isn’t talked about a lot. Most players learn about the things I’m about to go over, through the school of hard knocks.
Players like this finally get the nerve to do it and force themselves ahead. The problem is that, sometimes it can take years for this to finally happen. With just some prior knowledge of the challenges ahead, becoming a performing guitarist can be a much easier and quicker process.
In today’s podcast, I go over the five big challenges that you will deal with moving from the practice room to the stage. They are:
This is the one that stops most guitarists in their tracks, even before they play a single note.
Does any of this sound familiar to you:
If any of this does sound familiar, you are not alone. In this weeks episode (listen above), I deal with the fear that surrounds performing, with theses topics:
-And getting past this by:
Perfectionism can be a very heavy weight which is always magnified when preparing for a performance. In today’s podcast, I cover:
The difference between regular practice and performing can also be physical. In today’s episode, I cover:
Getting your space on stage just right can be quite an ordeal! It can take a while before you are comfortable in your designated area. In today’s podcast, I cover how to handle:
Getting your program just right is quite a learning experience for a new performer. In the podcast, I go over:
Dealing with gear is always a battle for the new performing guitarist. Here are the gear topics I cover:
Have you taken that big step toward performing? If so, what are the main issues you have dealt with? Did you overcome or are you still working on them? Leave your answer below in the comments. We would love to hear about your experience performing!