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Performing live: advice for playing music in clubs, restaurants, private parties and large events.

Updated: Feb 9, 2020

"This is a blog where veteran musicians and newcomers can exchange advice and stories. Please feel free to share your ideas and experiences! From guitars to P.A. equipment to song lists and booking agencies. Sound advice not only makes life easier for those yearning to learn music. But it also ensures that the knowledge gained from the veteran musicians isn't wasted. The world must never stop supporting live music. Live music is the last hope for musicians young and old. Don't let the radio, the Record Companies or the " The Machine" take complete control of music. For if it does. Then the world may lose something that could never be replaced." - Peter Duffield


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Peter Duffield
Peter Duffield
09 de fev. de 2020

If you are a young musician and reading this. 1st, stick with the songs that are easier for you to play and sing. There are so many to choose from. Why make it hard on yourself?. 2nd, don't spend a lot of money on fancy instruments or equipment. A small powered PA speaker with a guitar or keyboard that plays and sounds well is all you'll need for now. It helps to have a small stage light as well. Get yourself a nice tip jar. Some decent business cards


If you're playing in a band. Same advice. No need for a large PA. If you get booked to perform in front of a large audience. Chances are a PA with…

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Peter Duffield
Peter Duffield
09 de fev. de 2020

An old friend. Who was perhaps, one the most talented musicians that I have ever performed with. Was also one of the most high maintenance humans that I've ever encountered. They got away with a lot because they were just that good and they knew it. The audience never knew what went on behind the scenes. All they knew was the music and the show were incredible. When we broke up, a lot of local fans were very sad. Perhaps ours was a microcosm of how things are even with famous Super Stars. Talent isn't everything. You need a good attitude as well. Refrain from anyone ruining the spirit in the group.

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