TakeLessons Explores '5 Tips for Making Sure Your Band Doesn’t Suck'

TakeLessons, the nation's fastest growing music lessons provider, explores tips for musicians to ensure success - not drama - within their band.

Online PR News – 20-December-2011 – – Today Paul McCartney announced his upcoming album, set for release on February 7th, featuring cover songs he deemed as key influences for his and John Lennon’s songwriting, as well as two new songs. The album will come as an answer to the topic that Beatles fans have often analyzed, even four decades after the band’s break-up: what exactly inspired the guys?

Despite their fame and fortune, the Beatles’ career wasn’t always smooth sailing. But for musicians considering starting a band, it’s usually best to avoid the drama. TakeLessons (http://takelessons.com), the nation's fastest growing music lessons provider, recently explored this issue on the TakeLessons blog, providing tips for readers on how to start and maintain a successful band.

The following is an excerpt from the blog post:

"Criticize each other:
Don’t be afraid to point out mistakes, no matter how small. Chances are that whoever makes a mistake doesn’t even realize they do, until it gets pointed out. And don't be afraid to be blunt. If someone can’t take the criticism, get rid of him/her. It sounds harsh, but it’s necessary. Nobody likes getting rid of a band member, but sometimes it's necessary. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work.

Learn to compensate for mistakes:
One important point when playing live is learning what to do when somebody makes a mistake. This is something that a band needs to figure out on their own, simply because it's impossible to go over every possible mistake during rehearsal."

By providing the tips for blog readers, TakeLessons hopes to continue engaging current students and help with any musical goals they may have. Readers are invited to share their thoughts by commenting on the TakeLessons blog, where they can also learn tips for street performers, and comments are also welcomed on Facebook (http://facebook.com/takelessons).

About TakeLessons
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, TakeLessons is America's full-service music and voice lessons provider. With private lessons taught by TakeLessons Certified™ instructors in cities nationwide, students of all ages can start living their dreams through music. Founded in 2006 to help people discover their creativity and pursue their passions, TakeLessons also offers turnkey music programs for schools and community centers.

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