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Before you attempt playing around town seriously, you should consider preparing yourself by playing in front of people any way you can. House shows, open mic nights, busking — these are all low-pressure ways to discover your strengths and weaknesses as a performer. Interested in booking a tour through a new town? Learn more about the best venues, unmissable sights, and inspiring musical stops in towns all over the world, direct from the artists who call them home in our ongoing series The Compass: Musicians Introduce Us to Their Cities.

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Soundfly welcomes new voices each month to offer unique perspectives, shine a light on unexpected musical worlds, and help our readers find their sound. There are many more harmonics (infinitely many more, in theory) but these first five are the most audible ones, and they’re the only ones you need in order to build yourself a versatile tuning system.