Updated: Jun 1
At its best, air guitar is performance art. At its worst... well, at least it's sixty seconds. Better than an ironic, off-key karaoke performance of "Total Eclipse of the Heart."
Having been a karaoke deejay and listened to many performances of "Total Eclipse of the Heart," I believe that if you can stand before a crowd and earnestly entertain the audience with nothing but an imaginary instrument in your hands, you are brave...very brave. Also a complete dork. Good for you!
Anyway, at my first air guitar competition, I had no idea what I was doing. What made me entertaining--if not high-scoring--was not so much what my hands were doing, but my face. Finally, my big mouth and chipmunk cheeks gave me an advantage.
Like my technical skills, I worked on my competitive facial expressions for the next nine years. Yes, I know that sounds silly, but, you know... air guitar.
Anyway, here is my short video tutorial, "How To Give Good Face." Please note: I had my fourth chemotherapy session a few days ago and did not feel like putting on stage makeup. I wanted to do something fun, so here you go.
I hope you enjoy.