Working on my first musical. Any advice????
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Hi Kendall- I just joined this group. I've written music for 3 going on 4 rock operas. Make sure you record EVERYTHING! Sometimes the music flows out easily and other times it is a struggle (at least that's the way it is for me). What is your musical about?
We had practice with my rock opera band tonight. We've been with our lead guitarist now for about a year. Want to see the libretto?
if you need to read that don't even start!
@Victor Greywolf, how did what go?
OK- sorry- I got you now. It's going great, thanks. Not only was the rock opera tough to write, it was tough to put a band together that could play it all the way through. It's got some very tricky rhythms and transitions and it's two solid hours long- two one hour acts. But all the while we've been writing second, and now the third in the series, I've been putting a band together for a long time that would 'want' to hang in there and be patient while we tried, you know several, drummers and bass players, then guitarists. A long struggle, but now at the point we are at, we have a band that can play it with a little 'reckless abandon' and 'super dynamically' at the same time. I'm also not having to 'pull' the band along any more, so the vocal lines are becoming more refined, and subtle. So, basically we are ready to take on some singers and schedule some performances. I'd also like to say that there is a slight difference between the rock opera format, and the 'musical' format. The thing about a musical or rock opera, is that if ONE section of it, is weak, or doesn't go in the flow, or anything, the wheels come grinding to a stop. Are you a singer?