Band practice etiquette
The unwritten rules of having a productive rehearsal.
Posted: 3 March 2020
It’s an important time in any musician’s journey. You’ve pulled together some friends and taken the first step towards playing shows by arranging a band practice. Whether you call it a ‘jam’, ‘rehearsal’ or a ‘practice’ the methodology stays the same. We’ve gone through some of the most important factors to keep in mind, whether it’s your first ever rehearsal or you’re a seasoned touring musician.
Fail to prepare – Prepare to fail
Everyone is guilty of being forgetful at times, but preparation is key to avoiding issues that can derail the entire rehearsal. If you’ve got some song ideas that you want to share with the band, it might be worth recording them at home and sharing with other members before the rehearsal so you’re not going in cold. (Find out more about home recording here) You could even throw some other instrumentation on to get your point across! Even just a video from your phone sent over to the other members will help.