Many music lovers feel the most connected to their songs when they hear them live. However, a musician will find it difficult to create music that feels the same way on record. The pressure to perform well in live situations can make it hard to recreate the experience. It can be difficult for musicians to maintain intimacy during live performances. This is one of the things that make performing on stage so special.
Your audience is important.
Although it may sound strange, honoring your audience can help break down any barriers between you and them. Honoring your audience, no matter how many you have performed in front of, builds real intimacy. It comes from a place where respect and gratitude. You create music live, and the audience is there to hear you. They are not able to stay home or venture outside during your set. This is something to be thankful for. Whether you are performing in front of your family or friends, or a crowd numbering 10,000, it’s something that you should feel grateful for.
Engage your audience
Live shows are a great way to connect with your audience by speaking directly to them or sharing stories about your songs. This can also be done through eye contact, although some musicians are so intense that it feels strange. It is important to understand how to make the audience’s experience enjoyable and give your best. You should also consider the music genre you are performing in. This will impact the way you connect and engage with the audience. Folk artists need to be able to tell stories well, while death metal bands might find it difficult to tell funny stories in ten minutes. Unbridled passion on stage can be a great way to connect with listeners and communicate intimacy.
The audience can have a say in the play.
Making music in 2019 has many benefits. One is the ease with which we can connect online. Reaching out to your fans before shows is a great to create intimacy. Then, you can play the requested songs on stage and tell stories about the meaning of the music to your fans. This won’t work with every artist, but it will help others.
Every musician has a different definition of intimacy, so you will have to determine what it means for your music. It’s something you can transform your live performances if it’s something you are willing to take the time and try.
Music has been argued to contribute to well-being through its links to identity, social relationships, emotion, and memory. We investigated the phenomenon of “couple-defining songs (CDSs),” in which members of a couple come to identify their relationship with a particular song jointly. Two hundred participants in a romantic relationship, diverse in age and relationship length and status, reported whether they had a CDS. Those who reported a CDS described its origins and meaning and any memories and emotions elicited by thinking about their song.