If you are looking forward to starting a band, this is a project that requires your time and a lot of musical skills and knowledge in order to succeed. With good preparations you can be assured that you will, come up with a band that will gain popularity just like many others you find today. This article offers you some of the tips you should follow when you are setting a band.
Learn how to play different instruments
The first thing you need to do is to learn how to play different musical instruments. This is necessary so that at least it will not be hard for you to introduce new members into the band, because you can guide them on how to play them too. It is possible to set a band without knowing how to play the different instruments, but it might be hectic and costly because you have to depend on external trainers to train your band members.
Create a rehearsal space
After you have learnt to play some instruments, it is time now to create a rehearsal space where you will be rehearsing with your band members. The space is also important for doing the auditioning your members. If you do not have your own space, you can rent a room that is soundproof. As you create a rehearsal place you should also come up with a band name.
Advertise for band members
Once you have secured a rehearsal space, it is time to look for right musicians. This is the most vital aspect in setting a band. It is advisable to get musicians that you are in the same level of playing experience. You can get the best band members by advertising for the position in the different media. Include all the qualities you need the members to have and be very specific, so that you can get the right candidates.
Shortlist all the qualified candidates and organize a day when to carry out auditions, so that you can choose the qualified candidates who should join your band. During the audition, you will be in a position to determine the candidates with the specific skills that you need in playing the different instruments, vocals and others.
Begin the rehearsals
After you have selected the members to join the band, it is now time to start doing the rehearsal. Every member should rehearse in their specific areas. Make sure you buy a headphone amplifier that will enable the distribution of sound to different headphones. Record all the rehearsal tracks, so that each of the members can listen to them to enhance the rehearsal process. Make sure that have regulations that ensure that all members attend rehearsal at the right time.
Promote your band
After you have rehearsed and confirmed that you can play in front of a crowd, it is time now to promote your band. You can do this through the social media, print media and others ways that are convenient for you.
As the band grows and start making money, you can consider hiring professional such as accountants, public relation manager, band coordinator and others.