The following is an expert from a new ebook from Real School instructor, Tim Bongiovanni. To download the ebook, click here! Tim graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2007 with degrees in Contemporary Writing and Production and Music Synthesis. While at Berklee, he studied jazz and contemporary voice.
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When I was younger I played in a number of "Battle of the Bands." This usually meant my band would be playing with another 6 or 7 bands, and the organizer would ask us to share some of our gear. As a drummer, this really meant all my gear. Guitarists may be asked to share amps, but that's about it. At first I'd rarely agree - I mean, it's my gear - just mine. As I got older though, I've begun to change my mind on the matter.
What an awesome question! Playing live shows is an incredible experience, and a quintessential aspect of being a musician. The first thing to know is that there are lots of places to play at. Depending on your age, different venues will be better than others. Regardless of your ages, the very same principles apply for getting gigs.
The Real School of Music has many talented students. From those just beginning to seasoned veterans, you can see some of our students on our Meet the Students page online. We'll be featuring them over the next week with links to their music if we have them.