Floorsinging for Beginners
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4. Instrumentals and Accompaniments
Tune up before you come on stage. Of course, if you walk in to be told you're on, you don't have a lot of choice, but if you wait until you're on to take your instrument out of its case and you happen to be put on just before the main act, you'd better be sure it's not going to take you five minutes to get it in tune. In general, stringed instruments like to acclimatize to the room temperature out of their cases for a while, as long as they're safe from being stepped on, spilt on, or walked off with.