New Year’s Musical Resolutions – DAY 3 of 3 – Choirs, Demos and Community

Why not join a choir?

  1. Join a local choir. Sometimes all we want to do is to sing and to meet people. Being in a choir is a wonderful way to meet new people and experience a real community spirit. Having conducted the Chippenham Rag and Bone Community Choir,  we have had some amazing people join and come along to sing with us. It is a great opportunity and you can give as much or as little as you like. Type in local choirs into a search on Google.Which local choir could you join?
    What sort of music would you like to sing?

    Would you like to be challenged?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 https://www.confidentperformer.co.uk/

    Recording a demo is easy. Even on your phone.

  2. Record a simple 3 track demo to get gigs. Already got an act? Record 3 rough songs and put them on sound cloud and or a CD and take it around to pubs that have music. The mistake that many musicians make is to get far too precious about demos. Most venue owners just want to know what sort of style you play and to see what you look like. When I used to play in a blues band, just going into a pub with a cassette tape of our rehearsal was enough to get lots of gigs. Chatting to people when you give the tape over is more important than anything.What songs would you put on your demo?
    How simple is it to record those songs?
    Who could help you?

    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 https://www.confidentperformer.co.uk/

    Performing in the Community

  3. Sharing your gift. Before Christmas, the Chippenham Community Choir sang at an old people’s home just across the road from where we rehearse. The performance was somewhat impromptu but we were able to sing all of our material and people also had a wonderful opportunity to join in with us on the carols. The feeling of being able to give something back is tremendous. The audience were also so very accommodating which was lovely and reassuring for all of us singers. Most old people’s homes are very welcoming for musicians and music with which the residents can join in is always a winner. It certainly set me up for Christmas.Which places could you contact?
    What could you play? 
    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 https://www.confidentperformer.co.uk/If you help with performance confidence, you may wish to read my How To Become A Confident Performer book 
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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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