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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2009-09-22T16:52:29+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=8&t=10274 2009-09-22T16:52:29+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10274&p=98980#p98980 <![CDATA[Re: Gettin' Started help?]]>
De Ferre wrote:
bottleneck wrote:i would also suggest you go play open mics and blues jams before your first gig .

http://www.myspace.com/shakeylyman


I'd stay away from those places. You might end up destroying your project before you get started.


I don't agree. If that's all it takes to ruin a band then they didn't have it goin' on anyway. Rehearse all you want but there is nothing like playing in front of a live audience. Open mics and one off's are great ways to work out the kinks.

Salute', TB.

Statistics: Posted by texas blues — Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:52 pm


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2009-09-09T08:07:36+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10274&p=98551#p98551 <![CDATA[Re: Gettin' Started help?]]>
bottleneck wrote:
i would also suggest you go play open mics and blues jams before your first gig .

http://www.myspace.com/shakeylyman


I'd stay away from those places. You might end up destroying your project before you get started.

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2009-09-08T18:26:56+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10274&p=98534#p98534 <![CDATA[Re: Gettin' Started help?]]> Statistics: Posted by maxx england — Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:26 pm


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2009-09-08T16:10:13+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10274&p=98529#p98529 <![CDATA[Re: Gettin' Started help?]]>
www.myspace.com/shakeylyman

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2009-09-04T10:58:02+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10274&p=98426#p98426 <![CDATA[Re: Gettin' Started help?]]> Also a list of the songs together with their chord changes might be useful. They could be hard to find for some of the players.
Having a CD player available during the rehearsal can be useful too.

Have fun!!!

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2009-09-02T19:45:45+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10274&p=98359#p98359 <![CDATA[Re: Gettin' Started help?]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:45 pm


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2009-09-02T18:49:40+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10274&p=98358#p98358 <![CDATA[Re: Gettin' Started help?]]>
Getting each band member to aim for a distinctive tone within the mix is a thing that is important, and allows each one to feel they're actually contributing. And it lets you pick out any details that you think might need changing.

Once or twice a week for rehearsals is OK, because each player will need time to practice the numbers before they bring them in to a session. Don't try bashing away all night at one number only, all it does is dishearten people if it isn't working. Run through a song for a few times and then move on, return later if there's time, that way you don't get stale, and you take advantage of the learning that happens subconsciously while you do the fresh material.

One thing to consider is to change the mix with different players for different songs, that lets you have a core of clever buggers for some, and the less gifted on things they can do as part of a bigger ensemble.

Statistics: Posted by maxx england — Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:49 pm


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2009-09-02T18:20:41+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10274&p=98355#p98355 <![CDATA[Gettin' Started help?]]> I've got together some mates to start a band ready for a small concert at college at xmas time!
We're gonna have some practices soon since we've never played together!
Has anyone got any tips about how we should reherse eg. how long, how often, should it be organised or just play and see what happens?
It might sound like a dumb question but i dont have a clue about it.
thanks for anyone who helps!

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