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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2003-12-10T18:26:26+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=9&t=960 2003-12-10T18:26:26+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=960&p=10503#p10503 <![CDATA[RE: HOW DO YO MAKE A BLUESBAND HAPP]]> Statistics: Posted by blucartoon182 — Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:26 pm


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2003-12-10T15:11:31+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=960&p=10502#p10502 <![CDATA[RE: HOW DO YO MAKE A BLUESBAND HAPP]]> Statistics: Posted by barbequebob — Wed Dec 10, 2003 3:11 pm


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2003-12-10T14:53:13+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=960&p=10501#p10501 <![CDATA[RE: HOW DO YO MAKE A BLUESBAND HAPP]]>
I'm with you here...my band just experienced some personell changes for that very reason. The drummer left because he didn't want to gig as often as the rest of us. The rhythym guitar player left because he wanted to do more of his original songs.

I have pushed for two years (the entire time I have been in the band) for monthly meetings where all six of us could sit down and discuss the direction of the band. I'm talking about a meeting with no distractions, no significant others present, etc.

Well, those meetings never materialized and all the decisions were made with 3 or 4 members present. Now we are seeing the end result of not all being on the same page. We had the best band in town no matter who you asked and the most gigs without question... And we still had problems.

People and circumstances change over time there is no doubt. But make sure you are all on the same page to begin with before you invest a lot of valuable time in a deadend situation.

Bosco

keep on harpin'...

Statistics: Posted by bosco — Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:53 pm


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2003-12-10T02:09:17+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=960&p=10500#p10500 <![CDATA[RE: HOW DO YO MAKE A BLUESBAND HAPP]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:09 am


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2003-12-09T15:00:09+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=960&p=10499#p10499 <![CDATA[RE: HOW DO YO MAKE A BLUESBAND HAPP]]>
Excellent advice slyde, seeing as that my whole band just broke up after our first gig. The drummer wanted to play progressive rock, the lead guitar wanted to play punk rock, and me (vocals, bass, rythem guitar depending on song) wanted to play blues and rockabilly.
As for the alcohol thing, I've noticed that one or two drinks tends to loosen you up a little more, just don't drink until you have a 42 fret guitar (trust me, you don't get any more flexibility).
Mostly, just be glad you have more than two drummers in your whole town.

Statistics: Posted by ideot — Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:00 pm


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2003-12-09T10:39:43+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=960&p=10498#p10498 <![CDATA[RE: HOW DO YO MAKE A BLUESBAND HAPP]]>

believe in yourself, don't listen to negative criticism, take positive criticism serious and then start practicing all over again...

Statistics: Posted by jaybee — Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:39 am


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2003-06-13T15:50:40+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=960&p=10497#p10497 <![CDATA[RE: HOW DO YO MAKE A BLUESBAND HAPP]]>
Believe in yourself and it will show.

Statistics: Posted by chick french — Fri Jun 13, 2003 3:50 pm


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2003-02-28T20:33:15+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=960&p=10506#p10506 <![CDATA[RE: HOW DO YO MAKE A BLUESBAND HAPP]]>
Keep all the egos in check...egos will kill bands and friendships.


Have fun when you jam....when it ain't no fun no more...STOP!

Recording practice is a great way to find your subtle mistakes that you may over-look otherwise.

It is wonderful when band members can CONSTRUCTIVELY criticize each other. I don't mean jump down someone's throat when they make a mistake, but be helpful when pointing out mistakes. I know I'd rather hear criticism from my band-mates other than from the crowd I'm playing to. the key is to be "helpful" not "hurtful".

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Statistics: Posted by slyde — Fri Feb 28, 2003 8:33 pm


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2003-01-29T21:46:53+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=960&p=10496#p10496 <![CDATA[RE: HOW DO YO MAKE A BLUESBAND HAPP]]>
1- Listen
2- Listen
3- Listen
4- Now you can play.

That simple.

Costa

P.S. Drugs and Alcohol do NOT improve playing. I recently quit drinking (26 and an alcoholic...not good) and I've found that I am not only playing better during gigs, as an added bonus, I can actually remember my mistakes at the end of the night, so I can fix them next time! Listen kids, stay away from the bottle while on stage. Tell them Uncle Costa said so. Thank me later.

...Little Village, Mother F&?%er, Little Village!

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2003-01-15T12:06:26+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=960&p=10505#p10505 <![CDATA[RE: HOW DO YO MAKE A BLUESBAND HAPP]]> Well, I always find that I just plain can't play when I'm too drunk.
It's nice to get just a little loosened up though, helps me relax and then I can more or less play whatever I feel like.

Statistics: Posted by stumblin — Wed Jan 15, 2003 12:06 pm


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