Indie Artist Insider 007 – Band Practice

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BAND PRACTICE

Welcome to a brand new feature here at SongCast, the Indie Artist Insider.  Every Monday, we will post a new video containing tips, tricks, and sound advice on how to succeed in the music business.  We will start off targeting those who are new to the music scene and progress into topics for the most seasoned and veteran musicians. 

Welcome to a brand new feature here at SongCast, the Indie Artist Insider.  Every Monday, we will post a new video containing tips, tricks, and sound advice on how to succeed in the music business.  We will start off targeting those who are new to the music scene and progress into topics for the most seasoned and veteran musicians.

If you have any topics you would like to see covered on the Indie Artist Insider, please email host Joe Kleon at promotions@songcastmusic.com

Hello and welcome to another edition of Indie artist Insider, in this episode we will talk about Band Practice.  

Once you form a band and begin playing, you will need to find a good place to practice.  A place that is removed from anyone who may object to the noise, a place that is easily to travel to for band members, a place where gear will be safe when you are not here, and a place where you can be comfortable for hours at a time, working on music.

Many cities have band rehearsal spaces available for rent.  This is usually a hotel like building where bands can rent a room by the month to use as a rehearsal space.  Always check these places out first, read reviews, and talk to other bands that have practiced there.  Make sure the environment is safe.  

Make sure the place you practice is insured, in case of fire, flooding, other acts of god, and theft.  A few comforts like adequate air conditioning and heating and decent bathroom facilities will make your time practicing more relaxed.

Set a regular schedule for practice.  Make sure you are flexible and work around band members day jobs and families.  Set an agenda for each practice, songs you want to work on, new songs you want to start writing, covers to learn, etc.  

Make sure your gear is setup, your instrument is tuned, and you are ready when practice starts.  Don’t make the band wait for you to get your act together.  

Use practice as a time to experiment with varying arrangements, a place to try out a new solo, a place with no stress to be perfect, where you can bend the rules, take chances, and work out ideas.  This is the time to go all out, take a few new turns, and improve your sound, presentation, and delivery.

I’m Joe Kleon for the SongCast Indie Artist Insider.

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If you have any topics you would like to see covered on the Indie Artist Insider, please email host Joe Kleon at promotions@songcastmusic.com

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