Now Look Life-Saving Tips for the Introvert Musician

Sometimes (okay, often), being an introvert is exhausting. Everything that happens in the world around us exhausts us, and if we can’t have that alone time to regroup and recharge, it can make us stop and make our productivity impossible. And that’s kind of the last thing you want when you’re trying to create your next masterpiece, isn’t it?

Listen, from one introvert to another, I want to tell you a little secret — being an introvert is actually a huge advantage. This means that we can intuitively immerse ourselves in our audience, empathize, understand them and create art that helps them feel less alone. As a musician, this is a huge advantage.

But to achieve them, you need to be able to channel these powers. So if you had a hard time finding the right place, check out these tips to save your career.


Practice, practice, practice

You may like to be on stage, but it can be difficult to communicate in person with your audience. Maybe you’re thinking too much about what to say between songs, or maybe your need for perfection starts to take over, and then you freeze. Maybe you tend to put yourself in the background a little instead of owning the scene, especially if you are naturally shy in everyday life.

This is where practice becomes your best friend. Think about something that you fought with and overcame. I bet 99% of that was due to exercise. Chances are you weren’t a natural Instrument when you first picked it up, but with constant practice you’ve improved. Would you have gone on stage that first week? Of course not! So why put all this pressure on you to be natural on stage when you’ve never really practiced it?


Some Tips:

During the band’s rehearsals, resist the urge to pretend to play in an empty room and instead treat each series of their set as a live show. Imagine that your ideal audience is standing in front of you. And this? If you are not natural with jokes, plan it and practice it too. This way you will have a preformed script that you can reference and eliminate the pressure when suggesting looping dialogues. Finally, you will feel comfortable and will be able to improvise.
Film yourself during Training. It is useful to be able to really see how they move, sound and interact.
Rest assured. You will continue to improve over time, but only if you keep training.
Social media is your friend
The music industry is all about building relationships, and social media is making that task easier than ever. People who were once inaccessible-for example, A&R representatives, managers, venues, publishers, etc.-are now just a click away or via email, and the best part is that you can now “meet” them from the comfort of your own home.

For all those who struggle with personal networking and sensory overload that can cause large gatherings and noisy spaces, social media is an end of life that has made it easier to connect with others in their field. Not to mention that online networks give you more control over your social interactions and allow you to engage and react at your own pace.

Just be careful not to get caught up in the dreaded comparison game. Yes, you need to use social media consistently to reach Fans and expand your group, but if the people you follow feel bad, you can turn them off or off. And if you tend to overthink and compare, limit the time you spend on social media or ask one of the other members of the group who may not be as likely to handle this aspect of things.


Practicing self-care

In addition to all the other tips, this one is my favorite, and it is also something to keep in mind on a daily basis so that you can maintain your mental health and get the most out of yourself.

You will probably feel exhausted after a show or a meeting, and that’s 100% fine. Don’t force yourself to feel energetic afterwards. If you are an introvert, between the continuous noise that surrounds you and the number of people around you, a live show is a sensory overload, and the descent of this Stimulation can be difficult. Right now it’s time to take care of yourself. Of course, your group members will want to keep the party going all night, and you might make fun of them because you don’t want to attend, but your mental health should be a priority. If you don’t feel well, it will undoubtedly interfere with your work and lead to more anxiety, insecurity and even get-down.

Here’s my advice – Make it work for you. Don’t think that you have to do what everyone else does. You will only succeed if you find a rhythm and a Routine that suits you. Otherwise, you will be exhausted and stop smoking.

So how do you make it work for you? Think about the environments in which you thrive. For example, if you are a solo artist, it might look like dedicated cafe shows rather than places with higher ceilings. Bonus: you can meet and interact with your Fans in a way that creates much more meaningful relationships and makes them feel comfortable and organic for you.

Maintaining a daily self-care Routine will also be important when visits resume. There may not be many opportunities for you to have your own time and mental space when you are on the road and sharing small motel cars with your group members.”Wake up half an hour earlier to meditate or read a chapter from your favorite book. Or have your coffee outside while the birds sing their own songs. Take a few extra minutes in the bathroom if necessary. Whatever is important to you, do it. This will only benefit you in the long term.

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