Have you ever dreamed of having a sanctuary where you and your budding band members can practice your music?
Without the judgmental glare of other people (especially other bands) practicing on the nearby band rehearsal studio every time your drummer misses or skips a beat?
Or your vocalist squeaking when he tries to reach a higher note? or
You, the guitarist, strummed the wrong chord sequence or misses the rhythm?
I know people may say that your band sucks, that you need to re-evaluate your life choices and to get a proper job, but that rock star in you always fan the flames of your passion (which is, unfortunately, rock music), driving you to insanity if you can't play your guitar and lash out a rock song every 5 minutes. You experience withdrawal symptoms like vomiting and seizures if somebody will try to stop you from doing your passion for at least a full day, and will sometimes salivate and your mouth froths like a rabid dog if you can't even touch your guitar.
Mate, it is confirmed, that you are the physical manifestation of the Viking god of rock, Van Halen, that can't unleash his powers of awesome guitar riffs and mind-bending guitar solos due to being contained in a mortal's body.
And you need practice on some secluded place to gradually regain your powers and once again show the world the true meaning of rock music.
And also, you are going crazy, definitely going crazy, so there's that.
Anyway, the point is, you and your band dudes are looking for a place to loiter, I mean to practice your band's out-of-tune yet straight-from-the-heart music (is that even rock dude? you're like a bunch of freaking parakeets trying to mimic each instrument to play Guns and Roses' Sweet Child of Mine)
But of course, practice will chisel out your band's rough edges right? But since you always get conscious about your performance when a lot of people is present, I think the best for you is your own private band rehearsal studio!
But wait! does it cost lots of money? Probably.
But the point here is that for you guys to avoid paying location and instrument rent of up to $100 per person, having a much cleaner and safer place to rehearse compared to that rock rehearsal studio in the edge of town who reeks of urine and sweat, plus littered with broken beer bottles and shady persons, and lastly, for you guys to play all out, building your confidence and skills at the same time. Please visit Man Cave Garage for more helpful tips.
We will be spending as less as possible by using the first step.
Let's start of first with your ideal location. Of course, the first thing that comes into one's mind is their own house right? Technically you're correct. You can either choose from a spare room, the garage, the attic, or the basement.
After picking your ideal location, you need to plan the layout of your band rehearsal studio and put it on paper, there are a few things that you need to ask yourself, like:How much space is available?
After finalizing your decision, you need to do some renovations of course. Let's say that you choose the garage since you just lose your car to a bet and now you have an empty garage (just like your heart). Start renovating by indentifying first what materials you need and calculating it's total cost. Afterwards do the following:Make a rough sketch and do the measurements, especially the floor area and the wall height.
Alright, now is the time when you need your friends the most: moving in the furniture inside your newly-painted garage.
Of course, you also need to plan on what things you need inside your band rehearsal studio, Which probably includes:A couch or a "man cave theater seating" which can accommodate the five of you (typical for a basic rock band, but if you are a reggae band, add another couch.
You also need to place your furniture on ideal locations so that it will be easier for you to navigate around the band rehearsal studio and your anorexic bass player won't get tired easily. Poor guy.
A band is not a band without their respective instruments right? So after placing all the furniture needed inside the room and making sure that you have a large space to set them up (and also letting the bass player rest for a while for he turned pale after 2 consecutive trips from the room carrying his stuff). Afterwards:Before anything else, it is important to place a carpet or rug on the location where you plan to place your instruments (al let's say, the stage) to provide traction and also to keep the drum set from moving forward during rehearsal (I have that experience that every time I step on the pedal, the drum tends to move forward for like a millimeter, by the way it was just a normal concrete floor and the drum set is not screwed or fastened to the floor, that's why it keeps on slipping).
Not that your instruments and furniture's are all inside your garage/band rehearsal studio, it's time to add some finishing touches to your very own and exclusive band rehearsal studio.
To make your very own home band rehearsal studio unique and to give your previous band rehearsal studio something to envy about
you need to add your very own personalized wall decors and lighting. You can:Place some posters of your favorite band, favorite musicians or favorite band instrument brand, not just to add color to your plain looking soundproofed wall, but to add a little ambiance to the place, making the place feel like a professional rehearsal studio.
Remember that you and your band mate (except the bass player) worked hard to create this place.Add some music magazine just to set up the mood and for your band rehearsal studio to look a bit sophisticated.
So that's it, you have now a new private band rehearsal studio exclusively for your band's use only.
As the owner of the studio and the house, it is your responsibility to check the cleanliness and the operational status of every instrument.
Of course, give specific jobs and tasks to each of your band members so that they can do their part in maintaining the studio.
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So, practice well, and who knows, you guys might be the next big rock band in the future! See also: Man Cave Layout.