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vol. 4-06 - Types of Rehearsals

Hi this is Richard Morales from Hothouse Rehearsal studios..

Please join me for the “Hothouse Rehearsal Tip”.

Each program I’ll be discussing various methods and techniques to help your rehearsals become more effective and efficient.

The topic for this program is:  “Types of Rehearsals”

 Another point to cover when preparing the rehearsal game is to determine the appropriate type of rehearsal to have.  The song is the main determinant. Depending on where a song is categorized on your list of readiness (song idea thru performance ready) will determine the appropriate type of rehearsal to use.  One rehearsal session may incorporate the methods used in the various types of rehearsal. Again the song dictates the type of rehearsal.  So what are these rehearsal types? 

  • Jamming rehearsal – new song is introduced, learn chord changes, very loose approach, figuring out what the song should sound and feel like.
  • Song writing rehearsal – the band as a whole writes a song.  Similar approach as a jamming rehearsal except you’ll be creating the chord changes on the fly.
  • Song Arrangement rehearsal – assign parts and focus on specific sections in the music.  Work in small groups (bass and drums only, drums and vocals only).
  • Performance rehearsal – Your live set is fined tuned.
  • Pre-production (for recording) rehearsal – here your thinking about instrumentation, breaking the song down instrument by instrument, assigning instruments to your track map.
  • Technical rehearsal – work on moving smoothly thru your effects processors, instrument changes, and amp settings.
  • On camera rehearsal – video a dress rehearsal, practice movements.
  • Live radio show rehearsal – work on song introductions, edit song length if necessary, come up with “sound bites”.
  • Rehearsal for interviews – have a friend interview the band; get comfortable with answering questions on the fly.

 We’ll be discussing these types of rehearsals in more depth in up coming programs.  So stayed tuned.

 You are a band, a group of musicians.  The laws of nature say; “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”.  Don’t fight Mother Nature.  Substitute the word “song” for “whole” and you get “the song is greater than the sums of its parts”. When the song sounds great each member of the group will shine within it.

Believe, Decide, take Action, get Results

The Hothouse Rehearsal Studio Forum is now open.  Join the forum and rate this rehearsal tip.  You can post your questions or ideas for topics there and we’ll work on incorporating them into the program.  Go ahead take a minute and join the forum, your feedback is valuable to us here at Hothouse Rehearsal.  It enable us to understand your needs and serve you better.  So please join…it’s your community we’re building.

This is Richard Morales for the “Hothouse Rehearsal Tip” helping you grow “one rehearsal at a time”…See you then. 

Vol. 4-06

Send your questions or thought for topics and we’ll work on incorporating them into each weekly program.

This is Richard Morales signing off for the Hothouse Music Group.
See you next week.

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