The 100% Rule. It all comes back to the 100% Rule. Following or ignoring this rule will make or break the sound of your band.
Obviously, we want to sound good. We want the band we’re playing in to come across sounding like we actually had a rehearsal. Well, band members of ALL skill levels, take to heart the 100% Rule.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with this concept, it’s an illustration that speaks to the overall sound of the band. Meaning that every single person in the band, with no exceptions, needs to think about how busy they’re playing and what percentage of the overall sound they’re taking, and in turn, what percentage of the overall sound they’re leaving for everyone else to own in their “piece of the pie.”
Spoiler Alert: Simplicity is better.
Everything that we’re going to talk about in this first series of posts is going to relate back to this 100% Rule. Keep an eye out for these upcoming posts — if you ignore them, your band has the potential of sounding like this …