Be tuned up, sound dialed in and ready to go. Sound checks are for fine tuning only.
You can play one or two songs within 10 minutes. A short introduction to each song is fine. Please try to stay under 5 minutes per song. A bit longer is OK but it should only be longer because of content, not repeated choruses etc.
At the end of your song, the hosts will allow open mics from all other players for
shout outs, clapping etc for short period.
At the end of the applause, the interview host will take over for a short interaction
with you and then will hand off to the MC.
During each song performance, the screen will switch to performer only...a good opportunity to leave your playing spot for a cup of coffee or whatever.
It is expected that you will stay for the entire show...barring an emergency, ducking out early is not OK.
Be sure your sound is as clear as possible. Tips & options for Zoom music setup.
Its important that your visual appearance is reasonably good. Organize your lighting for best effect. A "Moon face" low angle shot from computer glow is not cool. Lap-top cameras are fine with the room properly lighted. Camera lens should be between 4 and 5 feet above the floor. If you don't already have one, a web cam can give you a much better way to "frame your shot". Soft room lighting with one good light above and off to your "good" side will render fairly good results. A well-lit attractive setting will make your presentation much more compelling.
During the show
Remember, you're live on ZOOM. The hosts and other performers can see and hear you. Like in any "song circle", be respectful by giving your full attention at all times. Stay muted during the performace of others. Unmute for applause only (between sets). Use your common sense - no eating, playing with your phone, your dog etc.
Promoting the show
Our Show Posters
can be printed for display during your performance or downloaded to share on the web.
OMA logo Tee shirts are available.
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