Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Ben Jammin', Jul 17, 2003.

  1. Ben Jammin'

    Ben Jammin' Guest

    Jul 13, 2003
    Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
    My band consists of 4 beginner to intermediate members, but recently a friend of our vocalist has expressed an interest in joining us (as a second guitarist). The problem is, he is a more experienced player than any of us.

    Will taking on a new, more experienced member screw the band up or help us?
  2. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    Everything depends on his attitude.

    If he is cool about the fact that you guys aren't as experienced and he's willing to share what he knows, it's a totally good idea. The fastest way to improve is to play with people who are more experienced than you are.

    On the other hand, if he is a jerk who adopts a high-and-mighty attitude because of his ability, turf him - you'd be better off without him.
  3. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Bingo. That's really the only answer, all said and done...
  4. Ben Jammin'

    Ben Jammin' Guest

    Jul 13, 2003
    Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
    he seems a good enough guy, so I guess we give him a try
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  6. Yep, I play with 2 guitarists who have been playing for 5 years each and we are putting together a band and I know I've learned more and am able to think up songs easier than before after playing with them (ive only been playin bass since december of 2002)