how to create a setlist

HOW TO PICK THE SONGS FOR YOUR SETLIST

When getting ready to perform bands create a setlist as a guide for all band members, making them be in sync as to what to play.
But how do bands choose the songs to play? Here are some guides.

01

IGNITE THEM

Start with a high energy song. It´ll boost the audience stamina, creating expectation.

02

COOL DOWN

After 3 or 4 songs include the slower songs, the ballads, the deeper songs. That will change the mood and will create contrast.

03

BRING THE ENERGY BACK

End the set with your most energetic songs to add a big finale. That will leave the public wanting more.

04

BE READY

Always keep a couple of songs under the sleeve to play in case the audience requests for an encore.

05

YES, WAGON WHEEL!

If you play in a cover band, make sure to know the most requested songs ever. There will be always one shouting in the back for wagon wheel!

 

 

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