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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It should not take too long to set up for a gig. I have some suggestions to help you do it more quickly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many things are overlooked when you first start playing gigs. Among those things overlooked are the things you need to bring.
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. :)