How to keep musicians in a rock band?
Many leaders of rock groups cannot understand why the musicians in their collective are delayed for long. It would seem that this is the person with whom you will work all your life. But time passes, and your guitarist or vocalist leaves the group. Someone explains their departure as a lack of time or children. And someone doesn’t explain anything at all and just stops attending rehearsals. If this happens for the first time, then you can just find a replacement for the musician and not think about anything. But if such withdrawals are repeated, then it is worth thinking about the reasons.
From personal experience I can say that they can be both in the leader of the group, and in the musicians themselves. Here are a few options that I have come across repeatedly. Not a leader It happens that a musician who has gathered a group is a talented composer and poet. He has a lot of material and there is always something to work on. But by nature he is not a leader. Therefore, they generally do not perceive him as the leader of the group, argue with him and prevent him from moving forward. Very often such people are used to achieve their goals. For example, a bass player is required in a group, but you just can’t find it.
You have a friend who plays guitar in the courtyard. You offer him to become a bass player. At first he refuses, for he never held bass in his hands. But you promise to teach him everything. Over time, the comrade really becomes a very decent bass player. In addition, he has been meeting with your keyboard player for a long time, and one fine day they both say that they are promising, and your team is no good and they are not going to vegetate in it any further. This couple takes the second guitarist and drummer along, and you are left with nothing and can not understand why this happened. Tyrant Such a person is usually very jealous of his work and requires musicians to strictly follow the style and arrangements that he himself usually invents. He is recognized as a leader, but after a while the musicians get tired of his exactingness.
There are times when the whole team decides to leave. As a result, the leader is left alone with his music and a misunderstanding of why everyone suddenly threw him. So what to do and how to behave so that the musicians do not leave your band? Here are some guidelines to keep in mind: Don’t be too strict. You can be a leader without any efforts to keep everyone in suspense. Ask the guitarist if it’s convenient for him to attend rehearsals on that day. Maybe he really has no one to leave the child with. Just adjust to it. He will be grateful to you. If you see that a musician cannot play this or that moment purely, suggest to get together separately and work on it. No need to tell him that he is talentless and nothing will come of him. So you will definitely get his departure from you. Do not invite anyone. An old comrade from the yard is, of course, good. But before you take a musician into a group, study his musical tastes. It is a very common occurrence when a musician is ready to play anything, just to not lose his technique and be at work. Sooner or later, he will surely find his group and leave you. Therefore, find out if the person wants to work with you and play what you write. Record and speak.
Any rock musician seeks popularity. If your comrades-in-arms will see that you want to achieve glory and are doing everything possible for this, they will be in solidarity with you. Even if it does not turn out as fast as you want, do not despair. Confidently go to the goal. Apply for festivals, perform in small clubs. Throw your notes on the Internet. Your work will certainly be noticed, and you will be able to realize your dream. And your musicians will certainly help you take a worthy place in the world of rock music. That’s basically all I wanted to tell you about how to keep musicians in a rock band. Of course, these are far from all the rules that must be observed. After all, people are different and each person needs to be approached individually. Just learn to understand people, and you will surely find those who will be in solidarity and go with you through life to a victorious end. Author – Elena Afanasova (group Abaddona) (votes: 2, average: 5.00 out of 5)