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LJS 05: How to Play Well With Others, Gig Etiquette and More

Welcome to episode 5 of the LJS Podcast where today we are joined by two very special guests, drummer Diego Maldonado and bassist Wallace Stelzer. In this episode the guys talk about an assortment of important issues such as playing together as a band, pet peeves on the band stand, the does and don’ts of gig etiquette, and practice tips. Also a special treat awaits at the end of the episode!

Listen to episode 5

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In this episode

  1. How to play well with others.

    • The roles of each band member

    • Importance of learning language

    • Challenges and pet peeves

  2. Gig Etiquette

    • Show up on time

    • Watch the volume

    • Dress appropriately

    • Handle your liquor

  3. Practice tips

    • Practice with a metronome

    • Practice consistently

    • Manage your time

    • Set goals

Listen to episode 4: 3 Things Every Jazz Musician Should Practice

Show Music

Houses of The Holy (Led Zeppelin) Arr. by International Patdown

In this Complicated Thing by Diego Maldonado Group

Special Guests

Diego Maldonado 

Wallace Stelzer

What do you think of today’s episode? Leave your comments below.

Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."


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