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Intro to Performance (March)

Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 5:00 PM

Event Details

DC Chapter

Event Details: Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7DrumLessons, 2008 8th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
7DrumLessons, 2008 8th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
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About This Event

For those new to performing in a live music venue or playing in a band, this class will provide a crash course to the basics of live sound, tips on stage and improving your band practice.

Being on stage for the first time can be intimidating, and the 'fake it till you make it' method can produce lots of misunderstandings. Even if you've performed before, there's still lots of tricks that can take a long time to figure out on your own but that can dramatically improve your experience on stage. The purpose of this class is to give you a jumpstart on what you need to know.

We will cover:

  • Live sound 101 - what's a DI box and when do you need one, how do you set up a sound board and how to talk to the sound person. You may not be running your own sound, but it helps to know the language.
  • Tips for live performance - how to deal with stage vs. room sound, load in and load out, what to do between songs, how to make sure your performance is in top shape. 
  • Band practices - how to make the most of practice, especially in the 1 month Flashband Showcase context but also in any band. What to bring to practice, chord chart formats, and techniques for collaborative songwriting. 
  • Jam etiquette and how to make the most of a Flashband jam.
Musicians should bring their instrument, as we will do some practice with actual setup of a live sound arrangement in both a performance and jam environment. 
This class is required for anyone who has not been in a band before and wants to play in a Flashband Showcase. 




2008 8th St NW, DC


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Neal Humphrey
Feb 23, 2015 4:22 PM
Oh, oops forgot to list the time. It will be 5-7pm

Daniel Mackey
Feb 21, 2015 2:40 PM
Neal, this is excellent. What time will this be taking place?

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Waitlisted Musicians

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Kurt Bauman
Acoustic Guitar  1

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