Whether you perform weekly or you are preparing for that first performance. There are simple tricks to implement in your live performance routine that will help optimize the experience you deliver to the audience. If you thought performing your music was the only thing you were supposed to do on stage, then you are sadly misinformed. You are a performer! A musician nonetheless, but the second you are doing anything on a stage in front of a crowd, it becomes a performance. Live performances are the best way to organically create new fans and increase your popularity within the local music scene. The best performances take hours, if not days of preparation and planning. They are well thought out and masterfully executed. Stage time can be difficult to acquire, so it is essential that you take advantage of every minute you spend performing, down to the second!
Here are my five tips that any musician can use to optimize their time on stage, regardless of expertise.