My new bandmates are coming over for practice tomorrow and I want to share the email exchange between me and the "founder" of the this band, the guitar player. My tone on the email may seem a bit stern but I had issues I needed to address before they show up tomorrow. I'm seeking opinions from members here to share your thoughts on what works/worked for you if you are/were in the same "boat". Thanks in advance.
"I'm looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday, at Rich's at approximately at 10:30am. Ready to Rock? No clowning around lol (smiley face icon) See ya then!"
"Sounds good! See you guys then!
"Let's be a little looser on our approach towards practice. I want our time spent together to be productive but yet have fun at the same time. I thought the last time we got together in Placerville was like going through Boot Camp.
I think we actually played a song without me being ready but yet I never got chance to play the tune since we just forged ahead to the next song on the list. That doesn't work for me!
During my time playing in my last cover band, I had to learn a set list of over 65 songs all of by ear. With that being said, if I need to play a song more than once, please accommodate my request.
If your fingers get sore plucking strings because we have to spend time learning a section of music more than once, then build up calluses on the fingers at home".
"We probably should have a friendly conversation about methodology of practice and other things to aid productivity. Looking forward to seeing you all".