Episode 38: What not to do in a band

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This is one of the most difficult episodes I have done. I am only doing this because I have either done these things and regretted it later or have experienced someone else doing this and thought they were jerk-faces for doing it. I hope this helps you.

  • Don’t take yourself too seriously
    • Please put your ego aside a bit for the team
  • Don’t scream at your band-mates
  • Don’t abuse your band-mates time or take their time for granted
    • Expecting your band to practice 3+ times a week and wait months for a paying gigs is unacceptable.
  • Be realistic about your expectations of others in the band
  • Lead, don’t push
  • If you take a job in a band as “musician 2” don’t push to be “musician 1 or 3.” (rhythm guitar – lead guitar)
  • If you have a negative gut feeling about joining a certain band, trust that instinct and don’t join.
  • Give the band a chance
  • Know when to be loyal and when loyalty will cost you.
  • Don’t be afraid to try