If you have been to a live music concert, you will notice that the musicians captivate the audience. The audiences are shouting, and they are completely immersed in the music. It takes some great skills to attract the audience’s attention and only talented musicians can do so. Here are some ways musicians captivate audiences during live performances.
The right energy level
Starting the performance matters a lot. Their first song does the trick. The first song has the right energy to attract audiences. If the performer keeps on performing without giving the audience the chance to respond, then the audience will get tired.
On the other hand, if his performance is too slow, then the audience will lose the connection. So, finding the right energy level is important.
The live performers choose the first song with the right content. It should capture the audience’s attention. They perform while looking at the audience and that encourages the audience to listen to the songs. The first song must be easy to play and sing. The live performers concentrate on the audience while playing the first song.
If a song is too long, then the audience will lose attention. So, the songs must be short; not more than 3 to 4 minutes long. This is especially true for the first song. Through the first song, the musician tries to build a rapport with the audience.
Keep the best for the end
The live performers don’t give away everything at the beginning. They often save the best for last and keep the audience waiting. This keeps the audience on their toes throughout the show; otherwise, people will start leaving in the middle of the performance.
Involve the audience
The live musicians often talk to the audiences from the stage. Some of them even invite them on stage and sing along with them. This makes the audience happy.
When the stage is beautifully designed and the musicians are well dressed, it gives a good impression. Lighting, presentation, and other things play a big role in captivating the audience.
All these factors contribute to a great live performance. The audience will have a great time throughout the concert.