Welcome back. We are glad you took the time away from practice to realize that over practicing can actually be bad for you!! Let’s continue reading on why it can actually do more harm than good.
Like any relationship, the more time you spend together, the more tension starts to build up. This is especially the case with a band for a few reasons. 1: a band is like a marriage, we don’t care what anyone says. 2: if one person is the one the keeps messing up, you’re all bound to gang up on that one person and get pissed off, leading to hard feelings and 3: It’s like anything else.. sometimes you just need some time apart or to have some fun together without music being involved. It’s like mom and dad need to have a night or two away from their kids! You will want to kill each other if you practice too much.
We understand, practice is important, but if you are spending all of your spare time locked away rehearsing, you are missing out on so many other things that will actually help your band. Part of becoming successful is allowing people to see your face. You need to be out there at other shows, networking, working your magic!! You need to be supporting the live music scene that you expect to support you. And again, you need to be able to go out and have a good time otherwise this band is going to begin to feel like that 9-5 job that you hate!
You’re going to begin to lose focus. If you’re practicing all of the time and not doing anything else, why are you in a band in the first place? What good is it going to do if you are paying for crazy amounts of studio time, if you’re not getting out their to recollect all of the efforts that you’re putting into yourself?
Take some time to think about that and come back for part 3!