5 Power Tips for an Exceptional Performance

Article by: Tayo Joyce
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Learn how to fire up your audience with your artistry.

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You and I both know that your audience loves what you do. In fact, they want YOU to connect with them in a way that’s meaningful and memorable. There are those magical moments where we really connect and let our artistry shine.

Studio recordings and music videos can be polished to perfection. How do we help each other as artists? BIG hugs to you for getting this far. Here are our:

5 power tips for an exceptional performance!


1.  Learn How to Connect Deeper with the Music

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How can you express yourself better through your music?

Know what you want to communicate with the music and how it relates to you and your audience. Find a time in your life when you went through something similar to the song that helps set the right stage.

Finding parallel situations and emotions can help connect you to the music as well. Imagining yourself in that scene or situation will put you in a space that is true to the music and will allow your performance to have greater depth.


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2. What Can You Do to Make a Difference?

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Learn how to fine tune your performance.

Practice while watching yourself performing your set in front of a mirror and/or on video, then review it. Are you coming across the way you want? What adjustments would make your performance even more engaging, clear, and effective?

What inspiring performers can you learn some new tricks from?

Try this:

  • Observe them and adopt what they do
  • Give those adjustments a try next time
  • Keep going through this process until you’re happy

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3. How Can You Be More Confident on Stage?

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Learn how to truly rock the audience!

Visualize yourself performing confidently in front of the people in the venue that you will be performing in. Imagine how you will feel, see how you will interact with the other musicians, performers, and the crowd.

And, if possible, rehearse your set at the venue that you will be performing in. This practice will make the venue feel more familiar and help you get more comfortable with your upcoming performance. Go ahead and try it!

4. What’s the Secret to Preparation?

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Learn how to become more ready.

Practice until you’ve mastered the technical aspects of your set and have your material memorized.

Knowing your material will help you be more confident.

This will free your mind to be fully in the moment when you perform. Also, if you like to think of and prepare for every scenario that could come up, it would be a good time to plan on how to best handle them.

5. How Can You Develop More Confidence?

Learn how to channel remarkable energy!

Should any nervousness arise (which often happens), breathe in deeply and breathe out slowly to calm your nerves. Redirect any anxiety into excitement for your upcoming performance. Nerves are your body’s way of gearing up to do its best.

Are you ready for a stellar performance? 🎸✨

Now it’s time to have fun, give it all you got, connect with your audience and shine!

How will you utilize these tools and ideas for your next performance? We’d love to hear from you.

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