"Gigging" is the term that means playing in musical performances. A gig is a musician's job. Playing in parties, clubs, festivals and other venues is called "gigging," or "playing gigs."
Being good enough to play in such performances is being "gig-ready." Being good enough to gig is the goal of every serious musician who wants to perfect his craft. That's what we strive for in individual and group practices.
To get gig-ready, you have to be willing to "let it all hang out," to coin a 1960's era slogan. Take a chance. Perform! You may screw up, you may make a fool of yourself. If so, be the fool, after all, it's only temporary. You are a work in progress, and on the way to becoming a competent musician.
If you don't have gigging as your goal, why are you practicing your instrument?
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