Tech Tip:Am I Ready to Jam?
The following tips for aspiring guitarists are courtesy of John McCarthy of The Rock House Method, publisher of video lessons for musicians at every skill level.
Benjamin Kross, Houston,TX
Q: I really want to be in a band but I don’t know if I am ready or good enough to join one. How do I know if I am ready?
A: This is a common question I get from my students. You practice real hard and you got some chops but are you ready to take that plunge into a band? The answer is hell yes!
The biggest misconception is that you have to be a great player to be in a band. You will learn more by being in a band and getting the experience of playing with other musicians than sitting in your room and practicing by yourself. It actually makes you rise to a new level!
I suggest that you go for it, find a bunch of guys to jam with and make some music. I can’t tell you how many musicians I know that say they are not ready to play in a band for years (they are) and just never go for it. Don’t make this mistake.
Hope this helps!
Yours in Music,