4.18.2009

Guitar Tip of The Week from Rock House- 7 Ways to Meet Other Musicians

Every Rock House Method Instructor has one thing in common when it comes to improving your musician skills. Go seek and find other musicians to play with, you can reap all kinds of benefits. But the key here is to find musicians that are better and have more experience than you.

So how do you do that, how do you find them? It’s not too tough if you really set your mind to it. It’s just a matter of networking and talking to people. Here are a few things you can do to meet other musicians.

1. One of the first things you should do is let everyone know you play an instrument, even people that don’t play. When you get an introduction to another musician ask if you can come sit in on a practice session or come hang out when they are practicing.

2. Attend open jams at clubs or coffee houses.

3. If you’re in school there are tons of other musicians that you may not even know about so ask around.

4. If you're in college, you got it made. There should be a lot of musical interest groups and musicians

5. Meet other musicians by taking summer lessons.

6. Check the fliers at you local music store.

7. Check your local church or worship groups.

Remember the key in the beginning is to meet people that play. Watch and learn. Listen and learn. Get to know them. Let them get to know you. Eventually they may have you dragging you axe in and playing with them.


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2 comments:

Gary Fletcher said...

Thanks for these tips Curt, here are a few additional ideas that have worked for me.

8. Post an ad at your local music store, community centre, or music school.

9. Post an ad in a local newspaper.

10. Take lessons at a local music school, some offer group lessons which are a great way to meet other musicians.

11. Take your guitar and go play in the park, or some other outdoor space in your area. You'll attract passing musicians as you play.

sarge1875 said...

Good additions Gary, Thanks.