Welcome to Rock Combo!
On this page you will find a description of the class as well as some links to important
information and useful resources. Please take a moment and look around.
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The goal of this class is to better prepare the student for the challenges that
face an up-and-coming band and are often overlooked and only learned
“The Hard Way,” through on the job experience.
At the beginning of the semester you will be split up into bands and assigned rehearsal times.
Each week you will get 1 hour to
your set, which is determined by both the band and
the instructor who is working with you as your "producer." You are expected to show up to
rehearsal knowing your parts and ready to play. Repeat, rehearsal time is NOT to be used
to learn your parts. To aid you in this, you will learn to write and use your own charts
for each tune you intend to play. Throughout the semester, each band will put on several shows,
some of which we will book for you, some you must book and put on completely by yourselves.
Though this IS a performance class, much of it, including the majority of your grade,
focuses on everything but the actual performance. We are concerned with teaching you
everything that must lead up to and surround the performance to make your band a success.
There is MUCH more to being a successful, working band than being able to play well
(though that IS, an important element).
You should also take advantage of the Networking opportunities that this class affords.
Please get to know not only your band mates, but all the musicians in this class and throughout
our department. A great way to do this is to join our
discussion forums. Also check out our
Musician Directory ,
a list of players willing to make themselves available for projects or as subs. Feel free to join
if you're interested.
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