I have been playing for about a year and really enjoy the writing process. Anywho, I want to hit open mic but am scared to death. Hence, finding a safespace to post. I feel I need to raise the volume in vocals to hear over guitar, and most of my stuff is aggressive and probably belongs on an electric…but finances leave me to this. Please provide any feedback.
That sounded pretty cool, Jacob. Loads of energy, mixed up the rhythm, the lead and kept a groove going while singing at the same time.
Personally I’d say start going to open mics to get familiar, get to know the people, the regulars, and when you’ve been a few times then just have to take the plunge. It’s a new thing so accept there’ll be some nerves the first time, but only way to overcome the nerves is just to take the plunge and do it. Pick a song or two that you are as comfortable playing as you can possibly be.
Congratulations on posting your first video here! You have a great feel for matching your strum to the song’s intent. I like it! Are you a fan of Midwestern Emo? If you listen to a group called Panucci’s Pizza, you’ll notice they do a great job playing some aggressive tunes/lyrics with an acoustic. They do a lot of alternate tunings to get their sound.