Rock Stars

What Is It?

Big Star Studios – Real Life Rock

Class Objective

To create as set, rehears and perform in front of a live audience while learning music theory and ear training.

Things Covered

  • Equipment and how it works. Understand the signal path and how to troubleshoot potential technical problems.
  • Courtesy and how to work as a team to achieve a goal.
  • The Look, Everyone has their own hairstyle. After all it’s not the Music business it’s the Entertainment business.
  • Music theory and ear training. Learn in what is necessary to achieve the goal.
  • Preparedness. Don’t be in the dark because of lack of practice
  • Learn to speak music so everyone is on the same page and can communicate with each other.
  • Improvisation. Learn to be creative and join in any situation.
  • Stage presence.

Other Topics

  • What you need to know about a sound check.
  • What’s it like to tour.
  • Performing on TV/Radio

Questions

Ask anything, from what’s on a typical ryder to playing in front of 40,000 screaming fans.

Finally all your hard work pays off when you play a show in front of a live audience!!

Getting Started

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Rock Stars Program Assessment

Local Band

DUDE!  You did it  – you finally found a bunch of other people that are looking for the right group to start jamming with!  It’s their first time playing with a group too, so it makes sense that you all start out together.  It could totally be the start of something HUGE!   This class is designed for a beginner level player – guitar and bass (acoustic and electric), keyboards, percussion, vocals, woodwinds and brass.

  • Vocals – Must be able to sing a song of his/her choice with accompaniment and have good pitch and timing.
  • Drums – Must be able to play a song of his/her choice with accompaniment and understand      basic rhythm counting.  Must have good meter.
  • Guitar – Must be able to play a song of his/her choice with accompaniment and know basic chords and scales. (Ex: Pentatonic)
  • Bass – Must be able to play a song of his/her choice and know basic scales.
  • Keyboards – Must be able to play a song of his/her choice and know basic chords and scales.

Opening Act

We’ve taken it to the next level – we’re playing out, and we’re totally opening for some pretty suhweet bands (in theory – in reality, we’re in the studio – but, hey, anything’s possible!).  It’s time to learn from your band mates and create your own signature sound.  Placement in this class will be by the instructor – group experience not required.  Guitar and bass (acoustic and electric), keyboards, percussion, vocals, woodwinds and brass are all welcome.

  • Vocals –   Must be able to sing a song with accompaniment and a cappella with excellent pith and timing.
  • Drums –   Must be able to play a song of medium difficulty and understand more complex rhythm counting. Must have great meter.
  • Guitar –   Must be able to play a song of medium difficulty and have knowledge of basic music theory. Must be able to improvise and play basic solos.
  • Bass –   Must be able to play a song of medium difficulty and have a knowledge of basis music theory.
  • Keyboards – Must be able to play a song of medium difficulty and have a knowledge of basis music theory.

Headliner

You made it – seriously.  You’re band is tight, you riff off each other’s licks, you know where your mad skillz fit in and when to lay back and let the other dude shine.  This group requires an audition and/or previous experience with the instructor.  Opportunities for originals as well as cover tunes will make this band really shine.  Guitar and bass (acoustic and electric), keyboards, percussion, vocals, woodwinds and brass are all welcome.

  • Vocals – Must be able to sing a song of increased difficulty, have excellent pitch and meter. Must be able to harmonize with others
  • Also are required to have some live or studio experience.
  • Drums – Must be able to play a song of increased difficulty, have great meter and understanding of music theory. Ability to improvise and solo. Must have some live or studio experience.
  • Guitar – Must have an excellent understanding of music theory and be able to improvise. Should be an advanced rhythm/solo player. Must have some live or studio experience. Vocals  are a plus.
  • Bass – Must be able to play a song of increased difficulty, have great meter and understanding of music theory. Ability to improvise. Must have some live or studio experience. Ability to sing back up vocals is helpful.
  • Keyboards – Must be able to play a song of increased difficulty, have great meter and understanding of music theory. Ability to improvise and solo. Must have some live or studio experience. Vocals welcome.
  • All players are expected to play at a high level, have extensive experience or that something special.
  • Rock Stars only. You know who you are!

Contact us for an audition

Self Assessment Level (required)
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