When you first start out playing gigs, you don’t realize right away that certain things should be done or avoided. I have a few tips regarding some things a newbie singer might want to think about.
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.
It should not take too long to set up for a gig. I have some suggestions to help you do it more quickly.
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. :)
These rehearsal tips will help guitar players understand how to run band practice most efficiently and accomplish their goals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.