Every musician longs for a great band situation, but we don't always get into one. There are a lot of impediments that could pop up that will interfere with that. here they are.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many things are overlooked when you first start playing gigs. Among those things overlooked are the things you need to bring.
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.
Want to win loyal fans? Start by going the extra mile whenever you can. Check out these 15 easy-to-use tips on how you can stand out from your musical competition.
Every musician knows that you can never stop learning. When you are fortunate enough to gig as much as I do, you learn a lot of stuff.
Learn how to deal with stage fright and handle the criticism and negativity that comes with playing guitar in public. Don’t let the haters bring you down!
People who are inherently comfortable with being in charge are sometimes very good leaders. However, if they don't follow these basic guidelines, even they can often fall short.
If you want to excel in the cover music scene, it's not always a question of your level of skill, but often just a matter of focusing on the right things that makes a difference. Click in to see them.
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. :)
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.
These rehearsal tips will help guitar players understand how to run band practice most efficiently and accomplish their goals.
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.
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.
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.
Are you forming or have formed a band recently and now you need some good band name ideas? You're in the right place.