How to Effectively Prepare For A Live Guitar Performance

preparing for a live performance

Performing is no joke; whether it’s for an MMA match or a guitar solo concert, it’s still nerve wracking. Unless you are an artist who has been in the live music industry for many years, you’ll definitely need to do a lot of preparations to ensure the success of your performance. Even professional artists do not skip the essential preparations for their respective events.

The truth is that it is not enough to just practice a night or two before the day of the event; this will only put more pressure on you as your body will try to adjust faster than it should. Hence, it is best to do the preparations at least weeks beforehand. In much bigger events, guitar players may even spend months perfecting their performances.

In this article, we will be tackling about the different preparations that most musicians go for prior to performing in an important live event. These preparatory rules are not absolute nor are they compulsory; at the end of the day, use only those which work best for you.

Preparations

Practice the songs

With the final list of songs you’ll play, take some time to play each and every one of it; not just half of the song but the entire song. In this way, you’ll be able to have a feel of what it’s like to perform the whole piece. This will aid in keeping you consistent even up to the day of your performance.

Simulate your performance

Do not just boringly practice your guitar performance in a way that is different than how the actual situation will be. The most effective way of practicing is by simulating the performance you expect to do. For instance, if your performance will entail a lot of movements from one place to another, you might as well practice this so that you will get the hang of it.

Take note of your common mistakes

During your practices, you will be able to determine the common mistakes you encounter for each guitar piece you play. Literally, take note of these and focus on improving. You might want to shed extra effort in these parts during your practices

guitar equipment

Choose your equipment properly

Make sure you are comfortable when it comes to handling the guitar and other necessary equipment you will be using for your practice and your actual performance. Choosing amplifiers may confuse you since modeling amps compared to each other might entail a head-aching decision. The key is to stick with whatever you are comfortable with.

Finalize and test equipment

Usually, a good musician or guitarist is determined by his consistency. Consistency is the key to successful performances. If, during your practices, you’re able to play well without any serious mistakes, strive to maintain this consistency even as you get up on stage. Basically, the best way to be consistent is to ensure that your practices and the actual performance are more or less considerate of the same factors. Thus, the equipment you use during practices should and must be the same equipment you’ll use in the actual event. That said, you must finalize and consistently test your equipment.

Do your personal rituals.

Although not really applicable to everyone, many musicians, guitarists, and other performers do some form of ritual that will correctly set their system for an upcoming stressful event such as a live performance. Even on the day of the event, some may need to do some unique things just so they can mentally prepare themselves for what’s about to come.

 

堅持著「小輸為贏、小贏為勝」的哲學觀念

taiwan player

賭城,在世界各地到處都有,更是休閒度假的好去處。也相對的賭城的歡樂氣氛更是一般城市中無法營造的。作者每年都會與家人前往澳門賭城玩遊好幾次。享受那兒的輕鬆、逍遙、與自在。

不過現在線上博弈遊戲賭場越來越盛行,相較於搭飛機去現場也是另外一種選擇。

而在賭場遊戲世界中,抱持著正確心態是很重要的。「小輸即為贏」因為,贏得了玩樂和輕鬆的過程;「小贏即為勝」因為,戰勝了賭場設計精良的機器。在賭場中,多半的玩家都是周旋在不同的吃角子老虎機牌九當中幾年下來當然也會累積了一些經驗,更容易摸清了一些小竅門,因此能與老虎機戰個平手也是不錯。

想了解更多線上賭博資訊

想戰勝吃角子老虎的方法可以提供讀者參考,但是必須聲明,絕「不保證」會一定贏錢:

1.決定下注時,請先衡量自己可以支用的閒錢。

2. 必須要在精神好、體力佳、睡眠充足時玩線上遊戲。

3. 機器位置的選擇,可以選在賭場出入口,重點地區廣告效果較佳。

4. 機器簡介說明請詳細了解

5. 如已出現大獎之機器,短期內再獲大獎的機率較小

6.注意四周,發現纏鬥許久的機器位獲獎,則表示是一隻快被「餵飽的老虎機」

Kindle Keyword Software: The best Self-Publishing Software on the Market

When I first published a book, I was all excited. I’d check my KDP dashboard and update it hoping for sales. At first things were good, but then quickly after a month or two, my books sales dropped.

I’d work hard to breathe life back into them, begging and pleading with friends and family members to buy it and rate it…all the while working on my next book.

This cycle was absolutely maddening.

That was until I met Dave Chesson of http://Kindlepreneur.com. Dave showed me how the Amazon algorithm works, how do book idea research and ensure my idea will sell before writing it and the power in kindle keywords.

In essence, Dave taught me exactly what I needed to know to become an instant and consistent bestseller. And it all started with the best kindle software on the market, KDPRocket.com.

The Power of Kindle Keywords

So, what are kindle keywords?

In their basic form, they are the words that people type into an Amazon search when they are shopping. If someone is looking for a nurse costume, they’d go to Amazon.com and type in “nurse costume” and amazon’s search engine would find products and rank them.

Our objective is that when someone types in something that we think our target market would type in, we want our kindle book to show up first. The product at the top gets more sales than the ones below it.

So, why do we can?

Well to ensure the beautiful bounty of this natural evergreen traffic, you need to first identify what words people are typing into amazon, and then ensure that the competition isn’t so great that you can’t enter the market.

You’d make a killing if your book “How to lose weight” ranked #1 for that search…but what are the chances you’ll beat out the other 400,000 other books that are competing for that term. Nill.

So, the key to kindle keywords is that it has people actively searching using that keyword, that it fits your target market, and doesn’t have two much competition.

How does one find money making kindle keywords?

Well there is a long and tedious method that involves lots of math, excel sheets, time and advil. It works, but not as effectively or efficiently as a certain kindle keyword research software.

The best self-publishing software is one where it tells you, how many people per month type that phrase into Amazon, how strong the book competition is, how much money the other books make, and even gives you suggestions on better terms to increase your profit. And that is exactly what KDP Rocket does.

This amazing kindle software helps self-publishers discover amazing kindle keywords, validates book ideas, and ensures you have a pre-existing market that would be willing to buy your book.

Now, I’m not a scientist like its creator – a prior nuclear engineer, but I can tell you it works. KDP Rocket uses an the Amazon Best Seller Rank to tell you how much money a book is making, and some extra crazy tactics that involve “bot crawlers” to figure out exactly how many people per month type something into amazon.

That right there is some powerful information that can be a game changer for any self-publishing author who needs to find a money making idea.

Conclusion

So, if you are looking for the best kindle software on the market to help you find best selling book ideas and increase your book sales, the KDP Rocket is THE software for you. It’s cheap and is a one time pay deal (he probably could have done a subscription for this bad boy…thank goodness he didn’t).

Besides, look at all the big name publishers who swear by it, and are using it right now. So, make sure to pick up your copy and start gaining a competitive advantage over those that blindly choose their next book idea.

 

 

The Power of Reviews

Your target readers are everywhere but they just don’t notice your book. You need to get the spotlight so that they can notice you, see you, your work of art, your creation, your book. As the saying goes, “Don’t judge the book by its cover”, however, readers can sometimes be so judgmental. They look into your book cover. Do they love its color? Do they find it cool or dull? Then they will look into the title. If they find it interesting they will try to check on the price. Is it something worth reading?

Then here comes another reader. A different kind of reader. A reader who’s looking for quality reading materials. Her/his main concern is not the book cover or the author’s name, not even the price but the reviews. If they like what they read from other people’s feedback, then the greater the chance that he/she hits the order button and purchase your book. book reviewer

As an author, especially if it is your first time, you have to remember that having an attractive cover, or a good content and good price is not enough. What you need is exposure, more and more exposure. Why? Because as mentioned above, “readers can sometimes be so judgmental”. Aside from that, this world is in big competition. Standing still won’t make you win, you need to run and try not to be left behind. If you want success then work for it.

If you want to get reviews, you may want to consider book review service from a professional writer. Or try having a giveaway online in exchange of good reviews. How about asking your close friend or relative to write a review for you and in exchange, they will provide good feedback for your book. You see, these are just some of the great and simple ways you can try to market your self published book. If you will just try to be more creative, you can still come up with some other marketing techniques.

Positive book reviews are so helpful, particularly to self-published authors. It’s a great way to promote your writing and be noticed by people. The more reviews you generate means more sales and not only that, reviews can also help promote your other writings or your future writings and you as an author. Another good thing about reviews is, it help other readers see the best part of your book because most of the reviews will highlight the best part or the relevant sections of your book. For readers who have read your work, reviews can also urge them to write their own reviews for you. This just means that your book exposure is getting wider and wider.

So as an author, never neglect the power of reviews and be creative, try to do something to generate some reviews and in near future, you will see another fruit of your labor.

101 Low-Fat Feasts

Tried and Tested Recipes

Orlando Murrin

101 Low-Fat Feasts Tried and Tested RecipesISBN: 1-59258-021-1
$9.95 US
Paperback
5 3/8″ x 6 1/8″, 224 pp
224 images, 4-color

Cutting down on fat doesn’t mean you have to miss out on delicious food. Good Food 101 Low-Fat Feasts offers you many unusual combinations and old favourites that won’t pile on the pounds. From Vegetable and Pesto Soup and Roast Tomato and Pepper Gnocchi, to Spicy Chicken and Apricot Stew and Strawberry Yogurt Brulée, all the recipes are taken from BBC Good Food Magazine and are simple and quick to prepare, without compromising on flavour. You will find a host of interesting ways to lighten up your low-fat recipe repertoire in:

  • Starters & Light Meals
  • Pasta, Rice & Noodles
  • Meat
  • Fish & Seafood
  • Veggie-friendly
  • Desserts

These quick and easy recipes have been specially chosen to help even the busiest people enjoy delicious, fresh, home-cooked food. Each recipe is written with simple step-by-step instructions and is accompanied by a useful nutritional analysis and a full-colour photograph, so you can cook with complete confidence.

Each book in this compact and informative series contains 101 tasty and imaginative dishes-you’re guaranteed to find a great recipe for every occasion!

About the Author

Orlando Murrin is the Editor of Good Food magazine. He is the author of Dangerous Desserts and Vital Vegetables.

Presidents

Presidents: Every Question Answered

Carter Smith

Presidents Every Question AnsweredISBN: 1-59258-066-1
$29.95 US
Hardcover
7 1/2″ x 9 3/4″, 400 pp
600 images, 4-color

A one-of-a-kind sourcebook of information on the Presidents and Presidency.

The 2004 presidential election was an event of great interest, as you may have noticed. More and more, people all over the planet are paying attention to the office of “the most powerful man in the free world.” So we’ve made a book that will be the ultimate source book for answers to just about any question that you could ask about any president, past or present (to which you could reasonably expect an answer). We came up with a design that allows you find the information you need quickly and easily, and is also pleasing to the eye-no mean feat. We have a book that will tell you each president’s date of birth and death, place of education, religion, party, term in office, vice-president, cabinet, first lady, career-before and after office-and much more. There is a timeline of the presidency and of world events. There is an electoral map for each campaign, plus a list of opponents. There are quotes by the president, and about the president, both then and now; there are lists of bills passed; there are the successes, failures and indiscretions. There are rankings; there’s information on supporters and on enemies; quotes from famous or infamous speeches-really, anything you can think of. And if that isn’t enough we’ve included the complete text of every inaugural address. This book will become an invaluable resource for historians, students, history buffs, journalists, and as a family reference. With an introduction by Allen Weinstein, founder of the Center for Democracy, it carries the Smithsonian’s seal of approval.

About the Authors

Carter Smith has written and edited numerous works on American and World history, including The African-American Experience On File (Facts On File), the five-volume Daily Life in 20th Century America (Greenwood) and Mapping Epidemics: A Historical Atlas of Disease (Scholastic). He is currently working on an atlas of U.S. History.

Allen Weinstein is the founder of the Center for Democracy. His international awards include the United Nations Peace Medal (1986) for “efforts to promote peace, dialogue and free elections in several critical parts of the world”; The Council of Europe’s Silver Medal (twice, in 1990 and 1996), presented by its Parliamentary Assembly, for “outstanding assistance and guidance over many years”. Professor Weinstein’s books include The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America-The Stalin Era (Random House, 1999); Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case (Knopf, 1997), which received several citations including an American Book Award nomination; and The Story of America (DK, 2002).

Growing Into Your Soul

A Perfect Gift for a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah!

Growing Into Your Sould by Larry Tabick

Growing Into Your Soul
ISBN: 1-59258-090-4
Hardcover
8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 96 pp
38 images, 4-color

This thoughtful collection of poetry and inspirational reflections focuses on this important stage of a young Jewish person’s life.

It covers the main holy days of the calendar and looks at the cycle of life from birth to death. Also included are ruminations on the most important values and virtues of Judaism.

About the Author

Larry Tabick (aka Yehudah Avraham ben Yisrael) was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Jewish mother and a Syrian Orthodox Christian father. After receiving his rabbinic diploma in 1976, he has served several London communities, teaching hundreds of Bar and Bat Mitzvah students. He currently serves the Shir Hayim congregation in Hampstead, and is a keen student of Kabbalah and Hasidism. He and his wife Jackie have three children, who have all had Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

 

Family Holidays in a Motorhome

Everything you need to know about hiring a motorhome

Susan Lomas

Family Holidays in a MotorhomePaperback: 44 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (15 Nov 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1493759442
ISBN-13: 978-1493759446
Product Dimensions: 5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
BISAC: Travel / Europe / Great Britain

One reader on Amazon criticized this book as being too short, saying that it would have been OK as an article but not a book. It is true that the author has written this book in more of a blog format, but it is still a fun read. Susan decided to take her vacation in England by hiring a motorhome from Motorhome Freedom, a website about motorhomes with an emphasis on motorhome hire. For anybody who is considering a motorhome vacation, this is a good read and can alert you to some of the pitfalls you might come across.

About the Author

Susan Lomas (née Clements) was born in Watford, England in 1964. Rather an energetic child, she studied ballet for a while, quickly moving on to ballroom and Latin American dancing. She was educated in north London and gained a BA Honours degree in Fine Art Painting at Norwich School of Art in 1986. Susan taught Art and Design in a number of schools in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire during the 1980s and 1990s.

The Scooter Book

The Scooter Book by Bob Woods

The Scooter BookISBN: 1-59258-076-9
Paperback
7 1/4″ x 9 1/4″, 128 pp
200 images, 4-color
Taking advantage of a hot new trend in cities big and small, this book includes information on scooter history, culture, and celebrities plus “how to buy” tips and info.

The Scooter Book is a wonderfully fun, retro-hip book that aims to take advantage of a hot new trend in cities big and small; this book includes information on scooter history, culture, and celebrities, plus “how to buy” tips and info. It includes more than 150 colorful photos of scooters, including all the top-selling models, plus period-evocative historical memorabilia from the 1950s and 1960s. The Scooter Book connects the hipster nostalgia of the scooter to today’s modern life. Lifelong rider and writer, the author, Bob Woods, takes readers on a zippy ride through scooter history, stopping off to see how World War II, Audrey Hepburn, and the Who have all played a part in this re-occurring transportation trend. He also tells how to maintain, repair, and care for a scooter and scooter-related gear.

About the Author

Bob Woods is a writer living in Madison, Connecticut. Bob was the editor of the Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Magazine and has written hundreds of articles for major magazines (including Sports Illustrated and Money Magazine) on sports, business, and culture.