New Year’s Musical Resolutions – DAY 1

January 2015

It is time to start your 2015 Musical Journey

Are you looking to make Musical New Year’s Resolutions? If you are a musician, doing something musical in 2015 is probably high on your priority list. So, whether you are a beginner musician or an established musician looking to get back in, what are the best New Year’s Resolutions to make? Over the next 3 days, I will share with you the 10 best Musical New Year’s Resolutions which will give you an incredible opportunity for 2015.

A musical Soirée

  1. Plan a casual musical get together with your friends for an evening in January. The first month of the year is a low one in terms of things to do and the long dark nights make people reluctant to venture out. Nobody has any money, so inviting a few music playing friends over to play a few songs makes for a cheap night’s entertainment. Plan a little running order so that people know what to expect. It is also important to make sure that everyone gets a fair chance to play. People may join in and the boost you feel when you get singing or playing in front of others is incredible! All you need is a few drinks and a few nibbles and you are sorted! It is a brilliant way to build your own confidence. 

    What songs would you play if you organised such an event?
    Who would you invite? 
    Whose house would you use to host the event?

    If you would like to gain more tips then why not download the free E-Book “Avoid the 10 Most Common Mistakes made by Musicians” from

    An Open Mic Night

  2. Get a song ready for an open mic night. These days, there are many open mic nights around different towns and playing one song at such an event is a great way to expand your contacts and opportunities. Picking a song, preparing it and making it ready for an audience is an exciting process. Playing at open mic nights is the first step to getting regular paid work and also an incredibly good way to build your confidence.Which open mic nights are close by for you?
    What music would you play?
    Could you play as a duo?

    If you would like to gain more tips about setting up to play at an open mic night then download the free E-Book “Avoid the 10 Most Common Mistakes made by Musicians” from
  3. Recording Yourself With a SmartPhone

    Record yourself playing a song. Get practicing your favourite song and then use your smart phone to record it and then upload the video to Youtube. Post it on SoundCloud or something similar and then leave links to it on your Facebook page and see what people’s comments are. It is brave thing to do but so many artists started out like this since the birth of YouTube and it definitely strengthens you in terms of confidence. Some comments people leave are encouraging and some are not. It is all useful for developing as a performer.

    What song would you record?
    Where would you record it? 
    Who could hold the camera for you?

    If you would like to gain more tips about setting up to play at an open mic night then download the free E-Book “Avoid the 10 Most Common Mistakes made by Musicians” from 

If you help with performance confidence, you may wish to read my How To Become A Confident Performer book 

About clivemusic

I have taught music, enabling musicians to be confident about performing for over 20 years. I also train teachers and trainers to be confident in the classroom. Keyboard, piano and composing, arranging and singing are my musical loves. I love performing and play Jazz with a Quartet and also sing and direct my own Barbershop Quartet called The Sherlock Combs. I used to be an incredibly nervous performer, suffering from stage fright and through teaching music and learning many mind training techniques, come with me on a journey to confident performing.
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