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Forum: Music Tips 09-29-2009, 04:15 PM
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Posted By McFly
Re: Band Tips

Some bands have the luxury of ample amounts of rehearsal time. Some have practically none available. Having a good amount of rehearsal time available is ideal.
Forum: Music Tips 09-29-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,779
Posted By McFly
Re: Band Tips

Making rehearsals as productive as possible will take your music to the next level. Are you just playing through songs? Try to concentrate on problem areas as playing through an entire song over and...
Forum: Music Tips 09-29-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,779
Posted By McFly
Re: Band Tips

Being in a band involves relationships, most importantly those between you and your bandmates. In any relationship, communication is it's lifeblood. Good, positive communication will energize and...
Forum: Music Tips 09-29-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,779
Posted By McFly
Re: Band Tips

This goes mainly for instrumentalists: have you thought much about the meaning of the songs you play? Have you thought about the story they tell? Have you thought about what you can do with your...
Forum: Music Tips 09-29-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,779
Posted By McFly
Re: Band Tips

When playing, whether in rehearsal or performance, the best thing you can do to better the music is - listen. Listen to yourself. Listen to the rest of the band. Listen to how you fit together....
Forum: Music Tips 09-29-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,779
Posted By McFly
Re: Band Tips

Make it a point to know the people that are in contact with your gig - any agents, audience, and most importantly the person(s) who pay you. Find out what they want and deliver!
Forum: Music Tips 09-29-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,779
Posted By McFly
Re: Band Tips

When looking to form or join a band, avoid flyers and blind advertisements in classified areas or Craigslist. While these sources can work, a much more successful method is to go meet and hear others...
Forum: Music Tips 09-29-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,779
Posted By McFly
Re: Band Tips

How important is group unity and understanding? Aerosmith credits group counseling as a major factor in their longevity.
Forum: Music Tips 09-29-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,779
Posted By McFly
Re: Band Tips

A great tool to have is a gear checklist. Run through it the day before the gig to double-check and prevent any unpleasant surprises.
Forum: Music Tips 09-29-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,779
Posted By McFly
Re: Band Tips

It is imperative that everyone in the band be prepared for the gig. Instruments need to be ready to play once they are pulled from the case - have them tuned, cleaned, oiled, whatever. Make sure...
Forum: Music Tips 08-14-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,779
Posted By McFly
Re: Band Tips

A band is a team in every sense. For this reason, having the most talented players does not guarantee a great band. Leadership, unified goals, common value systems, and a relatively similar ability...
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