vol. 2-06 -
Create A Rehearsal Game Plan
Rehearsal Tip Audio
Hi this is Richard Morales from the Hothouse Music Group.
Please join me for the “Hothouse Rehearsal Tip of the Week”.
Each week I’ll be discussing various methods and techniques
to help your rehearsals become more effective and efficient.
This week our topic is:
Create A Rehearsal Game Plan
But before we talk about your Rehearsal Game Plan, a little
history on the “Hothouse Rehearsal Tip of the Week” column and why it came
Everyday at the Hothouse rehearsal studios, I see bands
rehearsing for their upcoming shows or working on new material for their next
recording. Frankly, there is a cost in time
and money, invested into each of your rehearsals and at the Hothouse we want to
help you get the most out of your valuable time and money. We want your band to make progress.
Quite often I found bands asking me a similar question. They’d ask me “What can we do to have more effective
and efficient rehearsals”? That question
sparked the idea for the “Hothouse Rehearsal Tip of the Week” column. Information on music rehearsal techniques,
designed to impact your next showcase or recording.
So let’s get to your Rehearsal Game Plan.
Last week I encouraged you to record your music and review it
as a “listener”. As a result of this band
meeting, you have identified areas in certain songs that need to be worked on or
songs that are ready to go. Now with
this information in hand, here’s the first key.
Organizing your rehearsal
time will lead to effective and efficient rehearsals.
Disorganized rehearsals are counter productive and can lead
to everyone trying to get their musical ideas heard at the same time or playing
something different at the same time. It’s Just Insanity! Rehearsal time is not the time for members to
practice their individual instruments.
Rehearsal time is for working together as a band, with one goal in mind.
Perfect the Execution of Your Song as a Band!
How do you organize your rehearsal time you might ask?
a rehearsal agenda or schedule will do the task. A rehearsal schedule or agenda is
so important cause it helps you monitor your progress.
band meeting and go through all your songs and sort them into
categories. Something like
“Performance Ready”, Recording Ready”, “Near Ready”, “Work In Progress”,
and “New Song Ideas”.
down in black and white the goals for each rehearsal. All band members should know in advance which
songs are going to be rehearsed at each session.
each rehearsal, assess the progress of the songs you’ve worked on and
either move it up the list or let it sit.
Then you’ll see if songs are making real progress. With this knowledge you can now set the
next rehearsal agenda.
suggest keeping all agendas in a binder.
This way, you can always refer back to them and get a “big picture”
view of the bands progress and it’s just fun to look back on them. They can come in handy too for liner
notes, press releases and so on.
Remember a little work together as a band before walking into
the rehearsal studio will save you time and money and best of all it will
foster honest communication and strengthen the bond between band members.
Join us at our Yahoo group called the Hothouse Music
Group by submitting your email address below. You can post your questions or ideas for
topics there and we’ll work on incorporating them into the column.
Join us at our Yahoo
Group called hothousemusic
Thank you for joining me at the “Hothouse Rehearsal Tip of
the Week”, this is Richard Morales for the Hothouse Music Group….See you next week.
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