Article: A Gigging Keyboardist's Survival Guide

In this article for, Howie Gordon covers what keyboardists should always have with them at a gig. Plus some great tips and tricks for solving common live performance issues.

There is much more to being a keyboardist than just learning how to play. Many unforeseen events can spring up just getting to and getting through a gig. I survive most of them with three simple rules:

- Be prepared.
- It's better to have something and not need it than to need something and not have it.
- Keeping 1 and 2 in mind, try to travel as lightly as possible.

That being said, the following list is a survival guide to being a gigging keyboardist:
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