First New Rehearsal Tonight!

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  1. 2HBStrat

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    Tonight we're having our first rehearsal since our last gig on March 14th. I hope I remember how to play, and I hope I remember some of the songs.
     
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    Same for me, our last gig was jan 25!
    Got a new guitar (Epi 339) and a newly modded one (squier hot rod project) to test drive , can't wait!
     
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    ....or, the actual rehearsal space. ;)
     
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    Thanks all! Rehearsal went well, though we were certainly pretty rusty. Everything went okay till we tried "Feel right" which we probably hadn't even played in a year! I thought we had dropped it, actually.

    It felt good to play and hang out and drink!
     
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    I never liked rehearsing ...

    I found that the less a band rehearsed, the better they played in public ...

    Played a few times with people I met 20 minutes before the show ..
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    I don't see how that can possibly be true. Don't the big name bands have extensive rehearsals prior to a show or a tour? I like rehearsing and getting the little parts, and vocals, right...the rest of the guys do, too...
     
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    When you practice too much you get tired of the song, become

    robotic... you lose energy and enthusiasm....
     
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    I agree with Rangercaster...I hate rehearsals, and usually won't do them, unless they are very local, or at my house. If the musicians are good enough, we can all show up and pull off a 4 hour gig with zero rehearsal; Have done it hundreds of times. If they ain't that good, no amount of rehearsal will help. Now; I'm talking classic country & old rock & roll standards, which is 99% what I play. Prolly couldn't do that with classic hard rock, like Zep or Floyd.
     
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    Assuming all members have learned the songs well, I agree.
     
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    Even the "pros" who've been doing it for centuries (Who, Stones, U2, etc.) have extensive rehearsals before going on tour. Unless a band is doing simple three chord Chuck Berry songs, with little to no vocal harmonies, they're AT THE VERY LEAST sitting down backstage and discussing chord changes and verse/chorus/bridge structures.....it's just the professional thing to do.
     
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    I might wait a tad.
    Singing and coughing is the great spreader.
    I think we are going wait.
    But, to each their own.
     
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    I disagree. When you know the song so well that you can play it perfectly that frees you up to show energy and enthusiasm. I used to play in a house band 6 nights a week and we played basically the same set every night. Believe me when you know the songs that well and you're having a good night you are REALLY having a good night.

    To me that would have to make for a pretty generic song list, and that's okay in certain situatons, like maybe on-offs or fill-in gigs, but certainly not how I would want to do things in a band I was in full time.

    I don't want to play classic country or old rock and roll standards, anyway.
     
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    I can always tell when bands haven't spent enough time rehearsing. They're sloppy, and are always looking at each other hoping somebody else knows the song better than they do so can follow that person. And the ends of the songs, forget it! They can never agree when to stop a song and it goes on until somebody finally stops playing, and it kind of collapses.

    No thanks.
     
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