Performing Popular Music: The Art of Creating Memorable and Successful Performances, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Performing Popular Music

The Art of Creating Memorable and Successful Performances, 1st Edition

By David Cashman, Waldo Garrido

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216 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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Description

This book explores the fundamentals of popular music performance for students in contemporary music institutions. Drawing on the insights of performance practice research, it discusses the unwritten rules of performances in popular music, what it takes to create a memorable performance, and live popular music as a creative industry. The authors offer a practical overview of topics ranging from rehearsals to stagecraft to what to do when things go wrong. Chapters on promotion, recordings, and the music industry place performance in the context of building a career. Performing Popular Music introduces aspiring musicians to the elements of crafting compelling performances and succeeding in the world of today’s popular music.

Table of Contents

Introduction Section 1. Creating Memorable Performances 1. What Makes a Performance Memorable? 2. Creating Memorable Live Performances 3. The Role of Personal Practice in Preparing for your Performance 4. Rehearsing in a Group 5. Your Audience 6. Working as a Musician Section 2. Making the Money: The Business of the Live Music Industry 7. The Players in the Live Music Industry 8. Earning an Income in the Live Music Industry 9. Planning your product 10. Technology and Live Performance 11. Getting the gigs: Promotion, travel, contracts, and talking business 12. The Unwritten Rules of Music Performance Conclusion Bibliography

About the Authors

David Cashman is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Popular Music at Southern Cross University, and a working pianist. David’s research area is live music with a particular emphasis on regional music and live music and tourism. As a pianist, David has performed all over the world, worked on cruise ships, and remains an active performer both in Sydney and on regional and international tours.

Waldo Garrido is a Lecturer in Contemporary Music at Western Sydney University. He is a well-known bassist, composer, and producer. Waldo produced two solo albums and had two radio hits in his native Chile. As a songwriter, he is currently signed to BMG. Waldo researches and writes on the music of Chile and on the migrant experience of Syrian musicians in Berlin.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUS000000
MUSIC / General
MUS022000
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / General