Tag: Rock Bands

Gigging as a Solo Musician

Thinking of going out as a solo musician?  There are lots of reasons to do so, even if you are already in, or plan to be in, a band.

It can (sometimes) be easier to get (and keep) gigs, plus you don’t have to split the money into multiple tiny pieces.  You also don’t have to worry about band members who don’t show up, are difficult to deal with, or can’t remember how to play the songs you rehearsed.

Here are a few more tips from an article on the website bandsonabudget.com:

-Take yourself seriously. If you don’t take yourself seriously because you’re a solo musician and not in a band, you should probably stop now. Less is more sometimes, and a one person performance can certainly be EPIC if not more epic than a full band performance. People are used to seeing rock bands play, and they’re use to seeing boring acoustic gigs as well. Make sure you take it up a notch. Play with heart, and deliver. This leads us to…Continue reading Gigging as a Solo Musician

Why The Best Drum Set For A Newbie Is A Cheap Kit!

by Richard Taylor

Have you forever dreamed of having a go at learning the drums? Well why not give it a go? It is great fun and is often a great form of stress relief.

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In order to get started out, you are going to need to pick out your initial drum set. Whenever we all dream of drumming, we visualize the great rock bands, with their drummers surrounded by all sizes of drums and cymbals, knocking out loud memorable rhythms. The fact is that you do not basically require that number of drums to get started out, in fact a starter drum kit will simply come with four or perhaps 5 crucial drums.Continue reading Why The Best Drum Set For A Newbie Is A Cheap Kit!