Gigging - The Hows, Whats, and Whys!

Mon Sep 27 at 11 AM PDT

Hey everyone! Ready for another stream?

 

We are all missing performing publicly during the pandemic, but what if you never have or have little experience? It may be a bit overwhelming to take it on at first, especially due to the unpredictable nature of gigging. 

 

 In this stream, I will share my knowledge as an experienced performer about how to be best prepared for live music gigs whether they are background music or a special concert performance. What should you be sure to bring both physically (gear) and mentally (is it confidence?!) What music could you and should you play? How to maintain a healthy balance when things get rigorous? Why is playing publicly beneficial to us as players anyways, especially background music? All of these questions will be answered and then some as we cover the basic ins and outs of gigging as a classical guitarist.

 

I can't wait to explore this topic with ya'll and encourage questions to be posted here in the forum beforehand if you have any! 

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  • Hi, Ashley.

    I can´t join today (still at work). My question for you is about gear: any advice on microphones and amplification in order to get a decent "classical guitar sound"? 

    Thank you very much. 

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    • Igor Thanks for the heads up Igor! I talk about what microphone and speaker I use; you can also reference my notes which I have posted below.

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    • Ashley (Ash) Lucero Thaks a lot, Ashley. After watching the recording and, having done lots of gigs myself, I think we both see background playing in the same way. Some of the things you talked about I hadn´t figured out myself, though, so thank you for the information.

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    • Igor Thanks for the feedback! I truly miss playing these gigs; I'm glad to hear the stream helped!

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  • Hi Ashley,

    Thank you for this very informative livestream.! Would you kindly post the outline, and blank Contract please. 

    Best,

    Barney

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    • Barney No problem! I've posted the notes below

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  • Howdy everyone, here is my outline and contract. Unfortunately I still can't find the blank copy of the contract but feel free to copy however much of it you need! 

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  • Hi Ashley, 

    Can you send the Gigging outline as a PDF file?  I cannot open it.  thanks very much!! 

    Best,

    Barney

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