How to Start an Alternative Rock Band
There are a number of steps that must be accomplished before creating an alternative rock band is completed. Any band that has ever become famous in the Alternative Rock Sub-Genre has done so by firstly completing these steps. The first step is to find the musicians behind the band. This means acquiring a singer, lead guitarist, drummer, bass guitarist and any backup vocals. The majority of Alternative Rock musicians focus on multiple guitars being played, Coldplay, for example, has more than six different guitarists on stage at once during each of their songs.
The second step would be coming up with a good band name, a band name that could sweep over a nation. Such a small aspect might not seem important but an exciting name can make all the difference for a rising band. The possibilities are endless depending on the imagination behind these musicians. The third step to creating an alternative rock band is actually creating the band, start practicing and start creating songs that will define a generation. Those who are still in school have access to the music room during their lunches or breaks, even after school if needed. Bands can even come together, collect some many and rent a room for a small fee. There’s always the classic garage band if permitted.
The fourth step when making an alternative rock band is to write the songs. This involves placing the proper notes, words and lines on paper so that the band, as well as possible future artists, can read the song on musical paper. Often it’s recommended that each member write a song, bring it to the table and see which one is the best.
Holding concerts is the fifth step to creating an alternative rock band and for the popularity of that band to begin to rise. Bands can play at local fairs, charity events, and bars. Eventually, they will begin to attract fans & hold concerts if the music is any good. Afterward, release a debut album to the public, this can only be done so after a reasonable amount of fans have been gained. This step is mentioned as selling albums at the venues results in fans remembering you as a unit for a longer period of time. There is also the chance the album could arrive into the hands of a beloved music producer.
The final step to becoming a famous alternative rock band is becoming active users on social media. This means having accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, YouTube, SoundCloud and any other social media platforms which might prove significant to your cause.
Following these steps will allow for a group of random individuals to create an alternative rock n’ roll band that can possibly sweep over the nation. Bands like The Cure & Black Sabbath all started their roots by following these steps and eventually rose to stardom. It’s recommended that anyone who wants to become famous in this sub-genre does so by actively going out into the community and getting your name out there, that’s all there is to it.