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Singing Tips by Benita Charles Music - Tip #20 (Part 2)
Continuing our discussion about selecting songs for your live shows, here are 5 key reasons why you should include original songs in your show:
1) Performing your original music at your shows introduces your music to the world.
2) It allows you to work out the song before you record it. When you go in the studio, you'll have a point of reference to build on.
3) It adds variety to your show. It's good to mix cover songs and original songs in your show. The audience can identify with the music they know and they'll be more receptive to listening to your original music.
4) It's also great practice as you transition from being a live performance artist to a recording artist. As a major recording artist, you will be performing mostly original music.
5) It connects the audience to your music as you sell your music. When you sell your CDs at your shows, the audience will be more familiar with your music if they hear it first at your show.
Please note: The title of this topic is misleading. You don't have to pick originals over covers or vise versa. You're show should mix both covers and originals in your show for a greater experience!
Best wishes to you as you take your voice to the next level!
Benita Charles Music
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