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ZeddES 12 May 2003 22:09

Hey all you fellow muso folks.......
Just thought I'd throw 2cents in,.. and a couple of tips for getting the best out of your rehearsal dollars!!
BE Prepared!! Like with anything to do with your music, set and time and be there on it!! There is nothing worse than having a whole band ready to go,. and waiting 1/2-hr for the drummer to show up, or the lead guitarist... then they have to set up their gear and so on. Be serious... its the start of professionalism. When rehearsing, most bands set up in a sorta circular formation,... remember that you aren't like that on stage, and sometimes the fact that the singer isn't looking at the drummer, or the drummer not looking at the bassist is enough to throw things out when the stage sound is a bit off. In other words, rehearse like you are on stage from time to time. Rehearsal is for PRACTISE! So do just that. Remember,... an amature will practise something until they get it right,... a pro with practise it until they never get it wrong!! Don't just rush through your set and call it a night. Work on your set. Every song ask yourself, am I 100% happy with MY performance. Forget everyone else in the room and concentrate on you. When you are happy with you, you can make comment to others, but also remember that music is a VERY personal thing, and it's easy to start a war because you hurt a fellow band members feelings. ABove all,... have FUN!! After all,... that's why we all started playing in the first place!! That's all from me for now!! Stay real! Z.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Tupelo 13 May 2003 11:41

Important that you go to a decent place too. Rehearsing at a crap place can make things (quality wise) sound really bad, and hence make YOU think it's all you. I've rehearsed at some dives and the good places make all the difference. Places I've been: Dane- B'wick: so so, True Form- S'wood: brilliant, Jam Hut: Preston OK, too many other places to mention!</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


ocelots 13 May 2003 14:53

The best thing I find at rehearsal
1/ All amps get pointed at the players ears.
2/ Encourage members to make a mental note or written down about the particular effect and level.
3/ LEVELS LEVELS LEVELS I reckon get your stage sound right on stage and your halfway there.
4/ Fuck the last band in the room learn how to use a EQ and flatten it reset all eq presets on the board and start from scratch you will be amazed how much better you can get the PA to sound. For your band Remember every band is different. They could of had a flute player in the last band and pulled out nearly every frequency.
I suggest a book called Live Sound Mixing by Duncan Fry (melbourne)
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ZeddES 13 May 2003 16:37

Ditto,.. ditto!
Levels are SO important, and I'd say 75% of bands play too loud!! Too loud on stage just makes things muddy, and the sound engineer's job that much harder!!
Good room is somewhat important, although too many people blame the room quality in my opinion!! No room has ever made a shit band sound good!! hahaha........... or for that matter, a shit room won't make a tight band out of sync either.
Z.
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