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LJS 23: Gig Etiquette 101 for Musicians

Welcome to episode 23 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about some gig etiquette 101. These are some really helpful tips for acting professional, keeping your gig, and setting it up for success. We point out some classic mistakes musicians make on the gig and more. Listen in!

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In this episode

  1. Define the job- the important details that you need to have worked out before the gig starts.

  2. Be punctual- being on time and how early you should arrive to the venue.

  3. Don’t abuse your breaks.

  4. Handle your liquor- don’t get plastered on the gig.

  5. Know your audience- play appropriately and consider the gig environment.

Listen to episode 22: How to play at fast tempos and not get burned.

Show music

“Sco” by Nathaniel Schroeder

Any other gig etiquette tips? Leave us a comment below.

Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."


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