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Starting A Successful Rock Band

Mar 15, 2008
One of the dreams of every aspiring guitarist, drummer or bass player is to start a band. It is something they hold onto even into adulthood as they pray they will 'make it' and become well-known rock musicians, full of fame and wealth. However, how does one go about starting a band that will make it big?

Well, first of all there is formula for success, and much of it is hit and miss. Look at it like this, in 1992, Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit shot to number one in the charts and knocked out Michael Jackson's Black and White off the top spot. No one would have ever thought that a grunge band from Seattle would ever be able to unseat the 'King of Pop' who had sold hundreds of million's of records. However, it happened and it surprised everyone.

As a result, never ever think that your band's potential cannot be achieved because the truth of the matter is that anything is possible.When you are starting a band, try and form it with people you know. However, this goes out the window if the people you know cannot play instruments very well. You want to make sure that you get people who are skilled at what they do, but you don't want two people who both want to be the band leaders. Too many bands have dissolved because individuals could not get along, remember Guns n' Roses?

The truth is that it can also be hit and miss with who you pick for your band, but like putting together a winning sports team, if you do it right, you can become a champion of the music industry.

Remember the essentials of a rock band, which are guitars, vocals and drums. You can get by with only a guitar and drums, without a bass, but its best to do everything right.

When you decide to start a band, the cost of everything comes into play, but if you know where to look and what to pay, you should be okay. Don't buy new equipment, buy used musical equipment and you will save hundreds of dollars that can instead be used on promotion and marketing.

Having a band is a wonderful experience and done right, you can enjoy a life of luxury and fun. Getting to that point is not easy, it can be tough and you have to work very hard to get there. You need to be ready to sacrifice time in order to practice and you need to be ready to pay for promotion and used instruments to keep the band going.

It may end up in the end that you are not famous, but you will have the memories of being in that band to go on. Often, that can be worth more than all the money in the world.
Of course, being a world-famous rock band has its perks too and we all know what they are, fame, power and wealth. Find the band mates that are right for you and begin your ascension to rock superstardom.
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