Having an extensive catalog of songs that you know how to play is essential for any successful musician and cover band. These are the songs that just about every band plays at some point, with lyrics.
It should not take too long to set up for a gig. I have some suggestions to help you do it more quickly.
Be honest. You want to be doing better. You know you're good, but you know there are some things that you're missing or could be improved upon. You're right. Read on.
It may start off as a group of people getting together to make some noise, but if you want fans, you've got to come up with a good name for your band.
Sometimes, as musicians, things don’t always go our way, but you just have to do what you just have to do in order to prevail.
Let’s face it, if you are just like everyone else out there, you just aren’t going to stand out. That’s why you have to do the music your way.
The job of playing music in a cover band involves a never ending responsibility to learn new songs. While these songs may not be new to you, they are ones that you need to know if you play regularly.
Half stack, full stack or combo? Learn which guitar amp is best in a band situation, and how to choose the right option for you.
Being in a band can be one of the most rewarding experiences a musician can have. Expressing yourself live or through the sounds of an original recording can be priceless. This article will walk you through how to start a band and what mistakes you should avoid making along the way.
That is...when you're not playing music. You never want dead air; so it's best to have a practical checklist of things that you should be talking about to keep the show moving along. Here ya go. :)
I have a fairly long set list, which is nice. But equally important is the order of the songs on the list. Allow me to explain as to why that is.
Many things are overlooked when you first start playing gigs. Among those things overlooked are the things you need to bring.
I feel that sometimes we need to take an objective look at ourselves as musicians and assess our worth. In this article I explain why.
Just about anything can go technically wrong at a gig. we don't always see them coming but we can learn how to deal with them and prevent them.
Want to know how to get better at playing guitar? Here are 5 tips that can help you improve, whether you are a beginner or veteran guitarist.
Why is the bass guitar so underrated? Are rock bassists just failed guitar players, looking for some other way to get into a band without having to really learn an instrument? Learn why the bass is looked down on, and the true importance of the bass guitar.