The 5 most popular posts in 2015

New Years ResolutionsAt the end of each year it is always fun to know which posts were the most popular. It gives me an idea of what you like to read about and helps me plan for upcoming articles.

Below are this year’s top posts:

Here are the top 5 posts of the year:

  1. 10 Tips to calm stage fright – Do you get nervous before a performance? If you do, don’t worry you’re not alone. Everyone does at least on some level.  Hell, I even get nervous starting a tune set at a session sometimes. The trick is to not let it get the best of you. Read the post to find out how to cure stage fright.
  2. An Irish Session in Brattleboro – Thanks to Dan Restivo for writing this post about the session at McNeill’s pub. Read about McNeill’s Pub session.
  3. Playing in an Irish session – Jericho Style – Every first and third Thursday of the month, the Jericho Cafe and Tavernplays host to a traditional Irish session open to all Irish musicians. Like all sessions, it has its own flavor. It is designed to be less intimidating and a comfortable place for people of various experiences to share a tune. The intention is to include all who want to play. Learn about this Irish session in Vermont.
  4. Practice tips for the traditional Irish musician – Practicing can make the difference between a good player and a great player. Just playing tunes the way you always played them can be fun but it’s so much more fun when you’re actually making beautiful music. Read my tips on playing Irish music.
  5. 4 Misconceptions of an Irish session – If you’re not versed in Irish music and you happen to stumble into a place like Bagitos on a Saturday afternoon when the place is filled with musicians, you might not know exactly what to make of it. There is definitely an art to sessioning and a few unwritten rules you should know before you either jump in and play or call your friends to come listen to the band. Find out what they are.

Thanks for reading my blog and being a part of this amazing music community. Please feel free to shoot me an email or comment below if you have a topic you’d like me to write about.

I hope you have a very happy, healthy new year that is filled with beautiful music!

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