Scotty McCreery. Taylor Hicks. Kevin Skinner. Chelsea Daughtry. Gem Bowersox. Phillip Phillips? Your name? It really can happen. You know you’ve got the talent-but how do you impress the most judges and give yourself an ‘edge’ over the other contestants?
One thing the names above do have in accordance The Voice Voting is all of them started out playing live music and honing their skills before the auditions. Wow, and they all play acoustic guitar! Taylor is more of a harmonica player, but he plays guitar, too. One the latest most impressive contestants Phillip Phillips, auditioned Together with acoustic guitar. Gem Bowersox wowed the most judges and the crowd with her soulful voice and acoustic guitar skills. Scotty played guitar on most of his activities, too. See a pattern? Well… live music, acoustic guitar… a winner’s edge?
That’s exactly right. If you watch the shows of any of these challenges, you’ll see these guys (and girls) constantly outperform the other contestants. Why? Because, in many cases, that live playing experience, playing live music for a while before the audition taught them many things about expression, entertaining, vocal skills properly, and more–things they wouldn’t have learned otherwise. And there’s just something about acoustic guitar that people love. Maybe it’s the very idea of a campfire, vocal skills songs and eating marshmallows. I don’t know. But the acoustic guitar is obviously something people want to hear, and watch.
Chelsea Daughtry didn’t even win American Idol, but he had a good deal of live music experience, plays guitar, and he’s got now sold Millions of music retrievals! Kevin Skinner, 2009 MILLION DOLLAR winner of America’s Got Talent won with what… an acoustic guitar and a great song. People are start to realize that playing live acoustic guitar shows is a great way to train before you audition for American Idol, X Factor USA, etc. It is through live concert that you find out who you really are as an individual musician or artist–and that individuality is a key factor in both contestant and winner selection. And now, singer and songwriter and traditional musician Phillip Phillips, is our latest winner of American Idol!
There definitely seems to be a pattern here. You can test these contestants and winners and see that, other than individuality, we were holding successful in the challenges because they all had talent, searched out the right information, worked hard, had live music experience, and… they all found that their acoustic guitar skills gave them an edge, that extra something. If you don’t currently play a musical instrument, again, that’s OK, you can still get you to definitely play with you and give yourself an edge with live music skills. And for that extra edge, you might consider finding out play guitar. For more information, see the author box below.