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The real test for any guitarist is leaving his house and putting all those hours of practice to good use by playing live.
It can be daunting, and it’s far from easy, but playing to a crowd is also one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do.
It’s easy to get caught out, especially if you haven’t done it before, so take a look at our gig kit list essential hints and tips before you sign up for anything.
If you’re heading to an open mic night with your acoustic guitar, then check out our 10 tips for playing acoustic guitar live.
Alternatively, if you’re a bass player, don’t miss our essential live tips for bassists.