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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:02 pm 
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Our first article on making your live appearances more engaging and memorable for fans is here:

http://schooloftherock.com/html/improvi ... ances.html


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Here's a direct link to a Tom Jackson post that includes tips you can use as well as videos that give you an idea of how Tom works with people. I don't know how long it will stay up, since these are sometimes time-limited, so go there NOW!

http://onstagesuccess.com/2013/09/devel ... ng-intros/


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Lang Bliss, one of Tom Jackson's colleagues, adds a blog on "How to Avoid Picking the Wrong Songs for Your Show."

http://onstagesuccess.com/2016/03/how-t ... your-show/

One thing he points out is that choosing a song because it's popular doesn't mean you'll carry it off. As a "singer-songwriter" type, I can carry off many songs by Jim Croce, Tom Paxton, Cat Stevens, Harry Chapin, because the song is what sells the performance. But songs that depend on production and fancy vocals won't come across in a baritone-with-guitar (or banjo) setting unless I completely re-imagine them (as Johnny Cash did with "Hurt").


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This is one of Tom's most popular posts - Audiences Want to Have Fun:

http://onstagesuccess.com/2014/03/audie ... -have-fun/


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Lang Bliss explains that audiences don't expect the same thing out of the musicians on stage that you do. And when YOU're the artist on stage, you need to remember that.

http://onstagesuccess.com/backstage-pee ... snt-you%2F


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Performance tips from Joanne Cooper, a friend from South Africa.

http://www.joannecooper.co.za/blog/blog ... s-festival


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Amy Wolter notices that even famous musicians appreciated the memorable moments created by other great musicians:

http://onstagesuccess.com/2016/10/momen ... usicality/


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Tom Jackson's article "A Whole Palette" compares musicians onstage like artists who have many colors to work with. Keep your audience attentive and entertained by mixing things up with stories, (short) "jams," physical movement around the stage, audience participation, and more - none of which cost you anything but the time it takes to work them out.

http://onstagesuccess.com/2016/10/a-whole-palette/


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This is actually from consultants who aren't part of Tom Jackson's organization but who "get" what he is trying to accomplish:

http://onstagesuccess.com/2017/01/five- ... live-show/


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Amy Wolter says to "Own It," meaning practice until performing that song or bit is second nature to you. Then when you get onstage, understand that this is your moment, and you can't fail, even if you flub.

http://onstagesuccess.com/2016/12/owning-it/


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