Any live music performance is usually judged by the quality projected by the performers. This is most often based on the quality of the vocalists, and the quality of the instrumentalists. Today there are other multiple secondary aspects that are also considered when judging a musical performance. This includes; the sound quality, the performers’ movements during the presentation, the stage arrangement, and other auxiliary aspects such as lighting.
Live performances are today much more complex with the modern audiences expecting more from the performers. This is also due to the different musicians and music groups today having heightened competition amongst themselves. Every band is today trying to provide the very best live performance to wow more fans and followers.
In the past a good voice and a decent skill playing an instrument was enough to provide good entertainment for the crowd. Today musicians have to incorporate complicated dancing moves and other gimmicks to inspire the crowd. This attempts are increasingly becoming more complex as the musicians are even turning to technological gimmicks such as fancy visual effects such as smoke, fire, and dazzling displays of assorted flashy colors.
Despite the move towards other supplementary features to accentuate a performance, the basic aspects of music are still very important. The quality of the performers’ voices and the instrumentalists’ skills are still the foundation of any good performance.
To ensure the best sounds are projected by the musicians, especially the instrument players, it is important that the band or musical group has quality instruments. They also need to have quality music accessories to facilitate their performance.
An important aspect for musicians today is to have musical instruments that they can easily move around with. This is because they usually have to move from one place to another as they perform to different audiences. There are some musical instruments that are just not suitable for travelling musicians.
For example, it would be very cumbersome for a band on tour to drag along a grand piano to their concerts. This is a very bulky, heavy, and delicate instrument that is best kept permanently in one place. Since the musicians still need the sound of the piano for their performance, they can instead use an electric digital piano that effectively produces a sound similar to that of the grand piano while still providing benefits in portability and resilience when subjected to rough handling.
Apart from getting equipment that is portable, musicians also strive to get equipment that is appealing and presentable. In a live performance, musicians would like to have equipment that is attractive and eye catching to wow the crowd and have a memorable impact. As such, most live performance equipment is flashy.
During the performances musicians are moving towards equipment that allows them to move around freely and perform entertainment gimmicks such as fancy dance moves. This has led to the use of wireless microphones and the use of wireless guitar systems. Wireless guitar systems give the guitarists freedom to move around rather than being constrained by the traditional wires and cables.