01-24-2012 06:25 AM
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01-24-2012 07:46 PM
I can't seem to get up the nerve to go out and book a gig solo yet.
01-25-2012 09:44 AM
good first step--you may also meet a partner at one
01-26-2012 06:17 AM
01-26-2012 07:49 AM
Restaurants will give you dinner if you offer an hour to an hour and a half of free music.
I'm sure the local coffee shop would appreciate the busking.
The open mics thing is a great place to start, too.
All of those are for free, however. You didn't state if it was for profit.
01-26-2012 08:08 AM
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01-28-2012 06:42 AM
That's the truth. If you tempos were a little too adrenaline fueled and if you kinda forgot that there's no 2nd guitar to play a couple choruses of solos and the endless vamp at the end, you ran out of tunes. Indeed, when solo all the tunes are 2 min. 30 seconds long...except for a few. But good on'ya for getting the damn act out of the house and into the fire. For the newbie, I'd recommend a couple 50 minute gigs where you're warming up for the main event. For me, open mic's are actually a little harder than gigs. You've like, three minutes to set up. The lighting stinks so you can't see your charts on the stand that's at the wrong height. The mic isn't in the right spot. Your guitar sound isn't ever really dialed in just right, and the like. But they do teach you to stop being a crybaby and just step up and play.
I blew through my 3 sets in an hour. .
01-28-2012 08:32 PM
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