0 0

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> How To Keep Your Gig, Or get a sub - be a sub
Alex Feather
post Dec 20 2011, 05:44 AM
Post #1


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 4.332
Joined: 21-November 11
From: Los Angeles
Member No.: 14.398



Hi guys! Another cool subject I wanted to talk to you about!
As we all know Being a musician is a very tough job and a lot of times you have to have a few gigs in order to pay your bills
Even if you are doing music as a hobby and working at a day job there are different circumstances that can mess up your scheduled plans with one of your bands
A few years ago I discovered a way to keep all my gigs and not being fired if I'm leaving on tour or have a few weeks of recording sessions or if I just want to take a vacation and do not worry about anything! The answer is very simple!!! Get a sub!
How to get a Sub?
I have a couple of guys who I am using as a sub for my gigs it took me a while to trust those guys and to make sure they are not gonna still my work or stab me in a back! So what you have to do if you have a guy who can play and you have decided to use him as your substitution? You will have to teach him all your parts and tricks and maybe even rehears with him so he can fit perfectly for your position! Make sure that he is a very reliable person and you can trust him 100%. This way you will protect yourself from being fired and wont ruin your reputation!
If you will play it right you are not only will keep all your gigs also people will be really grateful to you because instead of leaving and making them to look for another guy, rehears with him and get all their stuff ready again your are providing the whole package!
How to become a sub?
When I was starting out and tried looking for gigs I got many gigs just being a sub what I did? I was going to a lot of shows
And when I saws band I liked I was giving my business cards to guitar player saying if they ever need a sub give me a call!
You can't imagine how many calls I got through out the years and even today I'm getting calls from people who I met five years ago!
Try it out! You will be rewarded!!!!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Daniel Realpe
post Dec 20 2011, 05:55 PM
Post #2


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 5.655
Joined: 11-October 09
From: Bogota
Member No.: 7.694



that's a really good advice, never thought about it! thanks!


--------------------
Visit my:
INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music."
Gustav Mahler


Subscribe to my Youtube Channel here
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Alex Feather
post Dec 20 2011, 07:29 PM
Post #3


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 4.332
Joined: 21-November 11
From: Los Angeles
Member No.: 14.398



QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Dec 20 2011, 04:55 PM) *
that's a really good advice, never thought about it! thanks!

For sure man! I hope it will help!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bogdan Radovic
post Dec 20 2011, 07:53 PM
Post #4


GMC Admin & Bass Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 14.935
Joined: 30-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.410



This is very useful advice! Completely logical yet never though about it. Substitute guitar players are actually great asset to have for a band. Its practical and you can't miss gigs. + guitar player gets more work.


--------------------
Need to ask about anything GMC related? Send me a pm
Check out my lessons and my instructor board.
Take a bass course now!
My solo and band songs : Keep Going On, Night Vibe, Kad Te Vidim, Susret, Plava Silueta
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Dec 20 2011, 10:22 PM
Post #5


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 20.905
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



This is a really good advice with many interesting ideas. Thanks for sharing man! wink.gif


--------------------
My lessons

Don't miss my New Guitar Session at VCHAT,
this Wednesday at 20 hs (London Time).

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my compositions at:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sinisa Cekic
post Dec 20 2011, 11:26 PM
Post #6


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 4.649
Joined: 15-October 08
From: Belgrade,Serbia
Member No.: 6.085



Very useful advice really. A million times I've been in such situation, but never had a problem like a "gig takeover" . Don't know, but I think it's a unwritten code of ethics here - try to take a gig and I'll break you both legs wink.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Alex Feather
post Dec 21 2011, 06:23 AM
Post #7


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 4.332
Joined: 21-November 11
From: Los Angeles
Member No.: 14.398



QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Dec 20 2011, 10:26 PM) *
Very useful advice really. A million times I've been in such situation, but never had a problem like a "gig takeover" . Don't know, but I think it's a unwritten code of ethics here - try to take a gig and I'll break you both legs wink.gif

Lol! I'm usually using the same people over and over!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Kristofer Dahl
post Dec 21 2011, 12:32 PM
Post #8


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 12.987
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2



Great advice Alex!

Reminds me a little of how things work on the normal employment market in general here in Sweden, because of the strained economy. (chances of getting sub jobs are much much higher than the normal ones)


--------------------
It's all about the journey, not the destination.

Check out my video lessons + my collabs KMC Metal & Shadow Of The Ninja. And my latest progress report!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Dec 21 2011, 12:42 PM
Post #9


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



Very interesting advice man, excellent thinking! smile.gif


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 18th September 2014 - 04:44 PM