So say you are putting together a new cover band. And let's say you need 40 songs to do your first gig together. And you are going to rehearse once a week (2.5 hours per rehearsal) up until the gig. Let's say the band members have typical 8-5 day jobs and families as well. And the requirement is that they learn the songs on their own and show up ready to rehearse them. How would you break that workload down? 5 songs a week? 10 songs for two rehearsals, then next 10? If learning new songs each week, how many songs per week is adequate? I'm trying to determine if I'm being a slave driver or not Updated: The band has split up because the stress of having to learn new songs was too much for one member A new band is being formed and that is one of the questions to potential members.