Eric VB Posted November 23, 2010 Share Posted November 23, 2010 As was already mentioned, for some people the goal of a band is just to socialize. That's fine; there's nothing wrong with that. In that case everyone gets together once a week, consumes whatever they need to relax, chats and plays music. There tends to be an age bias on how often a band should rehearse. Kids in school tend to get together as often as possible, say 3-4 times a week. Part of it is having more free time. Part of it is social. Part of it is learning what it's like to be in a band for the first time. Part of it is a tendency for kids to prefer originals over covers. Older guys working the bar circuit tend to be on the other end of the spectrum. Bands are viewed as small companies engaged in business for profit instead of (or in addition to) social endeavors. Playing mostly covers and with less free time, 3-4 rehearsals a week does not allow enough time between rehearsals for people to practice and learn songs on their own. So bands rehearse once a week at most; established bands gigging regularly rehearse less often than that. In a sub situation or MD/sidemen deal the show may be a one-off with zero to one rehearsals called. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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