I stumbled upon a really great article about how musicians alienate their audiences. It’s really a humorous guide on how to act like a professional musician, and touches on a few things I’ve spoken about here before. The article is geared towards orchestra musicians, but still rings true for us guitarists–even more so because we cannot hide among the others on stage!
A lot goes into putting on a professional guise each time we perform. Musicians have to be more than excellent players, we have to be extraordinary business people as well.