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Sub Work


Hi! I play the bass also, and I had a question for you. I'm looking at doing some fill in work for any bands that need me. What would I need to do? I play in a band now and our lead singer got married recently and we are still playing but not as often so i wanted to do some studio work or tour for a lil while. Thank you for giving me your time.

Mark


Hey Mark-

 

My best suggestions (in no particular order of importance) are make sure your gear works well, make sure you have a broad range of musical styles that you can cover convincingly, work on your reading, spend time daily working with a metronome, and be a very low-maintenance and fun hang on the gig. Be professional, humble and complimentary (but genuine - find anything being done well, and say something kind about that!) to the rest of the band. Play simply, solidly, with great feel, and only do your "cool guy" licks in appropriate spots once or twice during the entire evening (that shows restraint, respect for the music, and tastefulness). Call and thank the bandleader the day after you sub, and let them know you'd love to be on his list of bass subs. Word of mouth will get your name around if all of the above is happening. Hope that helps!

 

Blessings- Norm

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