The Complete Guide for the Performing Musician with Uday Benegal
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A comprehensive course for the performing musician. Tips, tricks and tales about being prepared on all matters relating to booking, touring, recording and live-streaming from home.
Uday and his bandmates in Rock Machine (the group’s original avatar before they metamorphosed into Indus Creed) learned the tools and skills required to survive, evolve and thrive as indie musicians even before there was any indie scene in India. With no mentors to guide them, U & Co. had to learn it all on their own from the ground up. With a music career over three decades long, Uday has collected some wisdom (and more than a few stories) to share that could exponentially assist and expedite the aspirations of performing musicians in India.
Start Date: 12 July | Sun, 4 - 5:30 PM (GMT+5.5)
For Ages: 15+
Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate 6 Weeks / 4hours of work per week
6 Live Classes 5 Video Lessons
5 Assignments 3 Quizzes
5 Peer Assessments
Ability to play an instrument or sing
Session 1: Ok, You’ve Started A Band. But What’s The Story?
In this lesson, you will learn how to make demos, design your brand and band identity, and develop your look.
Session 2: Making Those Connections
In this lesson, you will learn how to finding a management or (more likely) managing yourself. You will also learn how to reach out to arts and entertainment media and develop long-term connections with them
Session 3: Build Your A-Team. Send Your Music Out To The World
In this lesson, you will gain and learn how to build your technical crew. Also, learn how to create technical, hospitality riders and writing press releases
Session 4: Performing As A Session Musician (Studio And Stage
In this lesson, you will gain insights into performing as a session musician be it on stage or in a studio. You will also learn how to develop and mould a professional demeanour, as a performing session musician as well as in your professional and personal relationships within the music industry
Session 5: Go Live! (Part 1)
In this lesson, you will learn how to design your live rig in the light of newly restricted travel conditions and your on-stage look. You will also gain an insight on creating a dynamic set list for your on-stage performances
Session 6: : Go Live! (Part 2)
In this lesson, you will learn how to maximise the benefits of multiple types of live streaming performances. You will gain an insight on how to develop a dynamic set list for your live streaming performances and on creating an optimal hardware set-up for your performances