Tech Tip:Am I Ready to Jam?

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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,
John McCarthy
Rock House