Boss GP-10 F.A.Q.
Started by Threeleggedyoyo, July 31, 2013, 10:56:43 PM
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Quote from: Threeleggedyoyo on July 31, 2013, 10:56:43 PMHey guys.Been working hard on my set for about a year. I feel like I'm performing pretty well. But I don't know how to get shows, and more importantly, I don't know how to get people to come out to them.I had a show a couple weeks ago with three other bands. My opportunity to promote the show was limited, but the turnout was limited, too... whenever I talk to places about performing, they seem pretty open to me playing. But their attention always immediately goes to feeling out how many people I can get in the door.I'm kind of frustrated, because I'm not a party planner. I'm a musician. If I wanted to go into marketing I'd have gone into marketing.Anyhow, venting aside, apparently this is my job. Tips? I have a Facebook page, YouTube with videos... other than that I don't know how to get people in the door.
Quote from: dsmmrm on February 08, 2017, 09:59:09 AMNice stuff and great comments. I just like to add one. Someone suggested some slap back echo. That's a good idea but I'd go a step further and put some compression, doubling echo (slap back with 15ms delay mixed 60/40 or so to thicken it up) and some ambient reverb on your vocal. It will sit better in the mix. There are people out there who will say effects on vocals (and sometimes guitar) are "talent substitutes" or summat and should be shunned. Those people are idiots. Effects are like seasonings on fine food. In the right type and quantity they can bring out the true flavor of whatever your serving up. Too much or the wrong stuff can ruin even a great piece of..whatever. I think my analogy just ran out of gas. In any case, none at all is usually pretty bland.On the other hand drowning a turd with enough seasoning might make it possible to choke it down so there's that. Even I can sing a bit with enough crap added to the mix, but I digress.
Quote from: Beirne on February 07, 2017, 12:03:10 PMForget bars and clubs.Make friends with local artists/photographers.Wear a Kabuki mask and perform at avant art gallery openings.
Quote from: Hurricane on February 08, 2017, 12:23:36 PM<...> In one evening I cover CW - Jazz-Blues , Rock-A-Anything , Standards , it's really cool .HR
Quote from: Cricket on August 02, 2013, 06:41:30 AM They are interested in selling alcohol, and most wouldn't care if you stuck a mic up your *** and farted all night if people would come and buy beer while you did it.
Quote from: carlb on February 08, 2017, 12:47:11 PMSo, *both* types of music, and almost anything else too. My type of gigging! (Well for CW only Patsy, Johnny, Chet, Roy, Emmylou, etc. ).What neck of the woods you gig in? Probably nowhere near here, heh!
Quote from: aliensporebomb on February 08, 2017, 07:27:00 PMIn doing solo ambient guitar shows in town I've played all kinds of unusual gigs: coffee shops, gallery spaces of bookstores, science fiction conventions, art crawls, new age festivals, a yoga studio that also did reiki healing, a boutique that sold all kinds of things, seminars, etc.Then in doing a particular gig I found out there was a whole subculture here in town where people are playing ambient and electronic music. Blew my mind, I was laboring away by myself for years without being aware of it and they looked like I materialized from deep space or something.
Quote from: Hurricane on February 09, 2017, 12:12:37 AMThat's hip , what gear do you employ to get that " Frippertronics type thing going ?