How to Identify Compatible Musicians to Work With
This is the second part of a two-part post on how to find compatible musicians to collaborate with in your songs. The first part can be found here.
After you find a potential musician who are willing to work with you on a song, you will need to determine how you fit in. When looking for other musicians to work out some song with you, you will need to ensure that you note the details of their music such as the genre of the songs they sing, their level of experience and you should be at a position to determine the benefit you will derive from collaborating with them.
Will they help you get some popularity? Will they notice your talent and vocals and may be refer you to another artiste or be willing to work with you on another song? What monetary benefits are they willing to share with you?
If your answers to these show the benefits that you will enjoy being satisfactory, then you need to contact them. In the case of inexperienced or upcoming musicians, you need to be careful at the choices you make, lest you end up wasting your time and resources chasing something futile which will end up in frustration.
Be wary and do due diligence on the individuals who you select. Their character, their ambitions & efforts and their objectives in the music industry are some of the things that you need to know about them before you make a decision. It’s also necessary to check their music portfolio and have a look at some of their work.
This guide is meant to help you determine the best music candidates to work with…
Different music genres have different style of playing music accompaniments or as well as when singing. Even music of the same genre may have different styles such as playing metal guitar instead of acoustic in the blues. Therefore you need to know the style of music and if you are comfortable with it.
Music Goals and Objectives
It’s not something new to meet a musician who has a regular job but he/she is a great musician. This might also be your position to. In such a case, you might only be interested in singing locally in at schools or at some gigs while your potential partner what to go in distant clubs to do their things thus may inconvenience your schedule.
Your level of skill need to be at par or at least not too wide. You don’t want to feel as the inferior singer or have a bad comparison with the entire let down pointing a finger at you. You also don’t want feel frustrated because you are the best in your collaboration and that end up feel misused or as if your efforts are just being wasted.
If you want to ever work with someone and achieve success, then you should go ‘shopping’ for a partner who possesses a great personality. It’s like being in a marriage, you will never be comfortable with a person who nags you or misbehaves and drives you crazy. Therefore make sure that there is a good personality fit between the two of you.