If you work in a bar band, there are likely going to be times when the bar is essentially empty. Should you take advantage of this time to work on new songs that really aren’t ready for prime time?
The answer is not a simple yes or no. The other people working in the club, the waitresses and the bartender, may welcome hearing something that they haven’t heard you play ad nauseam.
They are always the first to get tired of your material and sound, so it may be a welcome treat for them. Or not. If your unpracticed performance is particularly bad, you’ll likely hear about it later, or hear them tell the story to customers. Of course, it could also be the best you ever perform that song.Continue reading Rehearsing New Songs Live On Stage