While every singer/songwriter likely has some aspect of their songwriting or performance that could use improvement, some mistakes are more consistent than others, whether you're a seasoned veteran of the industry or a budding new performer.
In this latest post to MusicThinkTank, Larry Butler explains five things that seemingly every singer/songwriter is doing wrong that need to be fixed.
"Mid-tempo songs are stock in trade for all budding singer/songwriters, but performed live to an unfamiliar audience, they’re boring, boring, boring. The first and best way to get to an audience to respond to you right away is by the FEEL of the first song of your set. An up-tempo song (preferably a shuffle) gets their heads nodding and their feet tapping. Always start and end your set with an up-tempo song."