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Make A Gig Day List
How many times have you found yourself scrambling around before a gig or rehearsal, packing your car, trying to find things, only to arrive at the gig and find that you’ve forgotten something.
If that sounds like an all too familiar episode, you might want to remedy it by making a Gig Day List. Your List consists of all the equipment you usually bring with you on gig days. If you’re a guitar player, you might include ¼-inch cables, picks, strings, sheet music, pencils, and an extension cable for your pedals. Drummers like myself bring dampening gels, tuning keys, an extra hi-hat clutch, and shakers or other small percussion.
When you go overseas, you’ll definitely need your passport and some cash. I also bring vitamins with me so I don’t get sick on the road.
The better prepared you are, the better chance you have of playing well, and thus the better chance you have of getting called again.
Article written by Isaku Kageyama. You can follow him on Twitter at @isakukageyama.
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