You’re having fun, I bet the audience is having fun too. We do gigs with tablets, no one cares. Like you, we don’t stare at it. It’s a nice emergency backupAt 65 years old, I been singing in the bars for over 45 years. I've learned and forgotten hundreds of songs.
My memory ain't what it once was, but I've earned the right to use a dammed tablet if I want to.
I'm still, constantly learning new songs. It's what keeps me going.
Yea I learn the words, but having that tablet there to give me the 1st line of a verse, be sure I get the arrangement right, it's ok.
I don't stare at the darned thing, I do learn the words, but at 65, sometimes I need a little help. I need to look the crowd right in the eyes as I'm singing. It's important to me. When I see singers literally reading the words off their tablets, it takes away so much from their performance.
I will not be that guy, but I do use the tablet.
You guys that shout Learn The Dammed Words... come back when you're 65 and still giging the bars regular, let us know how it's going.
These pics are very typical, that tablet is there, reinforcement, my security blanket, but my eyes are up and I'm singing to the crowd.
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And, I use a capo sometimes too.