In this episode, Tara talks about how singing in a new situation can be stressful. She brings tools to help!
Things that can help you be calm singing at a brand new place:
- Get to the place early so you have plenty of time to deal with anything unknown
- Assess the situation by looking at what things you might need or what the room is like. Pay attention to details.
- Make sure that you ask as many questions to help you feel prepared. Ask your point person so you get all the details ahead of your playing time.
- Check sound levels before you start so you can hear yourself and have an idea of how loud it is for your audience.
- Don’t assume that the audience should accept you immediately. But don’t assume they don’t like you.
- Be extra prepared with your songs. Don’t try to do new songs, but instead do songs that are super familiar to you.
- Be yourself when you sing. You don’t need to be what the audience wants. Be authentic.
- Don’t over sing even if people are being really loud. Save your voice. Allow people to listen to you.
- Have conversations with your audience to make them feel more at home with you.
- Sing your songs with passion, fun and with giving 100%. Some will respond well!
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