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Useful Music & Live Entertainment Terms and Definitions

Most people enjoy live entertainment and music concerts. This is why so many men and women hire live bands to play at their weddings, and attend local clubs with musical performers. Regardless of whether you need to hire a rock band for a major party or book a dance team for special kids event, it is helpful to know this business before hiring anyone. You can learn more about music and live entertainment by reviewing the key terms and definitions below.

  • House Tech – This is a professional that specializes in musical performances and getting them booked and organized properly. The house technician has the venue, and understands the specifics about sound, the building’s power, acoustics, proper lighting, and how to get the instruments set up on stage.
  • Crossfader – This is a control found on a DJ mixer. It slides left to right in order to allow the DJ to change back and forth between two channels. The crossfader is connected to a CD player, record player, or MP3 device. This control essentially allows for a smooth transition between songs or tracks.
  • Power Chord – A chord that consists of one powerful note. It is often used in rock songs or by heavy metal singers. Hardcore punk bands also use power chords, and often with some vocal distortion.
  • Stompbox – Often used by musicians and live entertainment bands, this is an electronic, portable effect unit. It typically has a foot-switch that turns it on and off, and it is used to alter the sounds of musical instruments, such as guitars.
  • Event Venue – This is the location where a band or live entertainment group performs. It is often a concert hall, local dance club, wedding reception, or party.
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    Sunday Snake Oil
    6302 Hartman, Bakersfield, CA 93309
    Live classic rock and cover bands for your entertainment and enjoyment. Our business offers sound & speakers, stage, karaoke, live bands and dance floors.
    (661) 327-2265
    Aaron's Dj Services
    20424 Brian Way Suite 5, Tehachapi, CA 93561
    Mobile DJ providing high quality music for parties, weddings, and special events. Contact us for prices and availability.
    (661) 428-1005
    Noise Productions Dj
    100 S. Maston, Porterville, CA 93257
    DJ Company in serving all of surrounding cities, quality sounds and entertainment that lasts all night long. For your next party give us a call for a quote. Hip-hop, RnB, Rock, Jazz, and much more!
    (559) 306-2505
    Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra
    1328 34th St Ste A, Bakersfield, CA 93301
    (661) 323-7928
    Tommy S Music for All Occasions
    Bakersfield, CA 93312
    (661) 589-3012
    Psych Ward Productions
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661) 343-4212
    Island Voyage Steel Drum Band
    P.o. Box 28, Frazier Park, CA 93225
    (661) 245-5628
    The Wedding Officiant
    N/A, Lancaster, CA 93536
    Contact me at (844) 252-5519 in Lancaster, CA, to learn more about my experience as a wedding officiant. wedding officiant, lancaster, ca
    (661) 236-9623
    John Harman's DJ Service
    1389 S Blackstone St, Tulare, CA 93274
    (559) 684-1102
    AAA Fun Bounce
    Visalia, CA 93290
    (559) 734-4421
    Craig Beck's Guitar
    Santa Clarita, CA 91310
    Whatever your musical goals are, I can help you achieve them. Learn your favorite songs from a patient teacher with stage, studio and TV Experience! We also learn soloing, reading, songwriting and theory.
    (661) 296-8685
    Miller Entertainment Group
    Santa Clarita, CA 91310
    (661) 257-7665
    WebPro Video Productions
    24397 El Molina Ave, Valencia, CA 91355
    (818) 645-4241
    Musicians Union
    2904 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    (805) 687-3519
    A Chorus Line Dancewear & Costumes
    23300 Cinema Dr Ste 101, Valencia, CA 91355
    (661) 253-0300

    Music and live entertainment are not only used for concerts at public venues, but also at private parties and weddings. There are many different types of acoustic guitarists, singers, cover bands, and other types of artists that you can book for your event. Most areas have booking agents that connect individuals and corporate clients with the local talents that fit their tastes. Not all booking agencies can provide the same types of private and public concerts. Many of them focus on artists that all play the same style of music. You can, therefore, find agencies that devote themselves to jazz, rock, soul, or other popular musical styles. When you organize a party, wedding, or similar event, you want to be sure that you find an agency that has the guitarists, singers, and musicians that play the types of music that your audience will appreciate. Some organizers only have connections to local bands that they meet at bars and clubs. Others, however, can plan to have regional and national acts put on a show your event. Those with regional and national acts can usually give their clients access to a larger variety of acts that include tribute groups, live cover bands, and original songwriters. You can find more information about the music and live entertainment options that operate in your area by using a search engine. Use keywords that include the name of your city and the type of music that you would like to hire. You can also visit community message boards where individuals talk about their favorite acoustic performers and live bands.
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