Your First Gig?

This week we’re getting nostalgic, thinking of your first experiences on stage.

We’ve all been there – standing nervously back stage, waiting to take those first tentative steps into the limelight. Palms sweating, mouth dry, franticly re-running our lyrics. Yes, there is no denying it, our first time on stage can be a VERY daunting experience. However, the fear is quickly replaced with a sense of exhilaration and excitement that can be felt nowhere else. This week we’d like to hear about your first live performance and how it inspired you to continue as a singer.

So the question is: What do you remember about your first gig – and how did it inspire you to continue your journey as a singer?

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Great Comments from last week:

As a singer, how often should you practice & when is the best time of day to carry this practice out?

Phoebe Dubar wrote…

“The more you practice, the more comfortable you are with your repertoire. The more comfortable you are with your repertoire, the better you’ll perform. BUT the less comfortable you are, the more prone to mistakes you’ll be. Simple really!”

Aaron Pico commented…

I suggest if you have a job where you do a lot of talking then do your vocal practice early, before work. Otherwise your voice will be used for an entirely different purpose all day long, and fatigued in that range and manner of use. If you warm up in the morning, then you get your voice muscle memory pre-inclined to singing as opposed to talking which are entirely different uses of your instrument”.

Tony Carpenter posted…

I find morning after breakfast and exercise is best. How often you should practice is dependent on what you are practicing. A adequate approach is start with things that require lower register use and work your way up. And reality check, a working person can get by with 1 hour a day fine!”

Great discussion this week! Don’t forget to check out next week’s Q & A.

All the best, C x