How to become a rock star?




People may say that You don’t actually need to be talented to become a rockstar. But if You really want your dream come true, you have to stick into the rules. I believe that leading by example gives You opportunity to learn from one’s mistakes.

1. Get the instrument or vocal lessons

Improve your technique, attend to workshops, learn how to play by watching the instrumental DVDs. The important thing You should remember – absolutely nothing comes automatically, when it’s about learning how to rock. To traverse the long and winding road, you have to put the first step.

2. Practice, practice, practice

Practice in your free time instead of hanging around on web. Mobilize Yourself to become the best guitarist, best drummer or best vocalist – and prove it by practicing. Only frequent and regular exercise habit leads to deliver the best results. You’ll see changes in your technique – changes for the better definitely!

3. Work with the band over the material. Select the best concert songs

When you form a band, you’re working on sound together. Making your horizons wider and getting more character and style. Then You crystallize songs that are slowly gaining the desired shapes. To come a band into being, play concerts – building a connection with fans is a priority of any rock star.

4. Build your audience

I know it sounds a little weird on the first look. However, only a group of faithful fans raises your team on a pedestal. So open the door for all your music enthusiasts – encourage them to share it among themselves, organize fan club – in a word – do everything your favorite bands did, and what made them THAT popular.

5. Popularize Your band on the net

Maybe it is time to think about giving Your band the Internet identity? Involve members of the band and take time to register the band on any social networking sites (social media). Think about branding, give out some CDs, and above all, collect as many friends as You can. When you reach a certain threshold in terms of number of friends, will drive the machine itself.

6. Record a professional demo and publish it on the Web

Nowadays, amateur records from the microphone do not have too much clout in case of the young band promotion. Recording Studios now offer a really solid, quality demo for a quite nice price. That’s the reason why now is the best time for a career in music -we have everything at hand!

7. Send Your promo-pack to the record labels

Have no fear, just drop the envelope into the mailbox. Send your work to both small and large studios – let them know about Your music! Why don’t You try? You must be sure that your music has the potential to appear in the wider group. You know the value of Your own work, so treat each sent disc as a form of promotion. What’s more – if you encounter rejection, just hold on to Your target. We usually fear about rejection.

8. Never give up!

Still working on the quality of your music you’ll confirm that you deserve to be called a professional musician, and your band will gain a greater status in the eyes of the listeners. Well, they’ll certainly notice the change when at the next concert, you’ll present a pretty fresh material – as opposed to a band that rested on his laurels after sending a demo.

And what rules you are aiming on the way to the top of rock’n’roll? ;)
Feel free to comment!

How to play a stunning concert?

One of the main factors that influences on the positive assessment of Your band is well-played concert. Public performances are exactly the most memorable events, and a impulsion to wider concern about bands composition. At a concert You have the advantage that You feel the response from the audience.
You perfectly watch how they react to Your sounds and how they give the bear the emotion filled with Your music.

So how to make Your band sounded live extremely good?

1. Make a general rehearsal

This is the fundamental of every public performance. Regardless of whether You’re playing a small gig tomorrow at the music club, or great outdoor concert – rehearsal should be played on the same high level. Assemble a team and spend a few hours to play the only songs, that You will play on stage.

2. Create setlist

Adjust the pieces that would sound best on Your next concert. Take into account the circumstances – whether it is a concert promoting Your new album, a charity concert, a larger star support, or maybe a club event? The set list should include the best songs of Your band to bring You the best possible light. Remember to have in store 2-3 songs for the encore.

3. Prepare and submit technical rider

You have to find out if the place where You will play has everything You need to go on stage. Delivering the technical specification to the sound engineers is generally the task of the band manager. He must take into account the requirements, the stage preparation, and often other, smaller or larger wishes of Your crew, like multi-pack of water for everyone.

4. Prepare instruments for the concert

If Your guitar wears the same strings for three years, and drummer keeps his drums in a dusty basement – it’s time for small cleanings. Clean Your instrument thoroughly and get it ready to play. Take a moment to a technical review. Take a look if any moving parts are not loose.
When the equipment is already set up, cleaned, and tuned – pack it into the carrying case so You can easily move it to the car.

5. Do a good warm-up

Before going on stage it is very important to warm-up. When Your supporting band starts to play the final pieces on the stage, sit somewhere in the corner of back stage dressing room with Your instrument and stretch Your fingers, wrists, arms and shoulders. Play a few licks so You can avoid unforeseen mistakes at the concert.

6. Show Yourself at Your best

This is the most important point so far. Remember that You’re as good as Your last show. Be confident and focus on your role. At the same time, remember to be yourself. Enjoy the music, watch the fans jumping and have fun at the concert as much pleasure. No matter if You play for 100, 1,000, or 10,000 people – Your attitude should always be positive.

I hope You’ll find these few tips useful – prepare yourself to enter the scene and take it! Personally, I love to squeeze myself the last drops of energy, because then I feel that everything happening on stage, I do the best I can.

What are Your best practices for a successful show?