October 10, 2020 – Live Lesson: What To Play When Someone Says Play Us A Song

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    Live Stream: Saturday, October 10th at 12:00pm EST (check your local time zone)


    Hey guys, we are back with Live Lesson EP023! This month’s topic is: What To Play When Someone Says Play Us A Song.

    In this session, we’re tackling one of the most nerve-wrecking experiences: What to play when someone says play us a song. We’ll share tips to help ease your nerves, as well as, ideas for entering this situation fully prepared.

    This month’s topic should stir up some great questions! So please post all you have below and I hope you guys join us for the live stream. 🙂



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    I enjoy doing this now that I’ve memorized a few songs. I know a few 3 chord songs. Three songs is about all anyone really wants to hear anyway!
    I play You Ain’t Going Nowhere by Dylan and Stand By Me, and then if they are acutally enjoying it, I play You are my sunshine. They’re all songs people can sing along to and usually they will. Singing together brings happiness to everyone.


    Neat lesson. A couple of things I do to build confidence to perform:

    1. Play in public places like the park, beach or even town centres…not formally busking, just playing where ppl might be around. Busking also helps too!
    2. Playing when with friends as they are chatting away

    Altho I disagree that you have to look happy and like it’s fun for performing. Nothing wrong with making an audience uncomfortable 😅 it’s not all about them. I dig watching all sorts of different performers from extroverted to painfully shy…it takes all sorts


    Just saw Matt’s live lesson on back pocket songs. GREAT lesson & points that are often never addressed. Lots of sharing on your part, Matt. Definitely brings it home to those of us who are musically challenged but still giving it a shot because we have to!!!

    FANTASTIC teaching!!!

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