There are people who were born with innate talent and even sense of true confidence that they usually carry throughout their lives. For some, talent in music or any other skills including confidence is a trait that has to be won in daily life battle. In all of the talent which exists in this world and unfortunate realities of music industry, it is very easy for someone who doesn’t have the confidence to feel inferior. Below are some of the tips on building confidence and achieve look of a true musician.
Dress Your Part
If you are a member of a band and you are wearing cargo shorts, flipflops and T-shirts then maybe you need to ask yourself again as to what you will do on stage with a guitar and a microphone. You cannot wear the same clothes onstage as you wear when you are running errands and even hang out with your friends. Image is a very huge part in music industry and if you think not, then you aren’t putting enough thought about it. I am not saying that you elaborate your dress or costume but you should at least put effort into looking more professional when you are performing.
Now, let me share with you some musicians and how they maintain and exhibit their musician looks. You can try to browse for more. We know that fashion and music has gone hand and hand so let us check out some musicians who value this.
Lenny Kravitz. He is considered a very cool musician. He performs well and delivers good music. Kravitz is usually seen wearing his white and go-to black outfits with the aviator glasses, as his trademark. According to some fashion articles, he is never one to “shy away from leather and bold animal prints.” He definitely is a guy who knows much of his body build and dress very well to his form, furthermore, he has sometimes the tendency to stick to one look to elongate his body and to make him look taller.
In order to nail his look, whether you are a man or a woman, you need to stock up on form-fitting and good quality cotton shirts with v-neck or deep necklines. You may need to try out a denim jacket too. There is a good thing for this look as you can use it for dressing up or for dress down.
Katy Perry. “You wear the look, don’t let it wear you. It’s all about having confidence which can help you pull off anything” -Katy Perry. Katy Perry is known for her colorful and outrageous outfits. Aside from the costumes she wears, she shows off long, voluminous waves and even wigs on stage, depending on her song or mood. I bet hairstyle is one that build up much of her whole image on stage or off stage. The “Teenage Dream” singer is known for her pop music.
Adam Levine. The front man of Maroon 5 and “The Voice” judge’s style is uncomplicated and just as what others say, very normal. “I tend to go for clothes with a classic feel,” Levine says to Men’s Health. “But I also want them to have a story, a history, some meaning.” The singer shows off more athletic and sometimes just with T-shirt and jeans or fitting suits. According to him: “To put it in musical terms, you want to be a classic — not a one-hit wonder.”
Lady Gaga. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta known as Lady Gaga is an American singer, actress and songwriter who is known for her high-fashion and bringing it to mainstream consciousness. Halos, Beetle wings, pyrotechnic bras- all of this can be seen when Lady Gaga comes on stage. Her hairstyles are also outrageous.
2. Be Well-Prepared. Like Really Really Prepared.
Every project in music industry require well preparation. You need to be very prepared like you never did before. Start thinking that these opportunities are as if your career depended much on it, because it will really. Less preparing can break you and your image as a musician. Being over-prepared can make it. The more you are prepared, the more you are confident as a musician.
3. Do Not Forget To Measure Your Progress.
It is actually a confidence booster if you compare your past to now. What I mean is that, take a look at how far you have gone through. If before, you were just singing in a small bar in a countryside town, now you are in the capital city with a recording company going after you, you really need to be thinking about it and I believe you will be very confident of what you are right now.
4. Spend Your Time With People On Your Level. I am not saying you will no longer get acquaintance with those dudes you knew before you have become a musician. What I mean was you need to spend time with other musicians who are better than you so that you can get great tips and tricks in order to progress much faster. But, if it will deteriorate your confidence, you can always go to some musicians who are already the same level as you but, in this way, it might be harder to learn new skills and develop more your music.
5. Carry Your Marketing Tools
When you meet someone new, you can give your business cards, stickers, CDs or any other kind of your merchandise. This will tell people that you are very serious with your craft and you are not just someone who performs in the bathroom.
6. Teach Others
There are more musicians who are starting our their journey in the music industry and you can help them especially if you are ahead of more years from them in the music industry. You will have the feeling of confidence or satisfaction by teaching others and you may even discover you are good at teaching music that you can pursue further.