#1
I'm in college and I'm trying to figure out how I can balance music and college. Since I can't be in a band right now, what can I do during the Summer as far as performing music solo. Any ideas are welcome...
#2
go to music college.


or drop out.


or do what i did,


Drop Out, then go to music college.
#3
maybe do some acoustic work? cause that tends to work better solo, then electric. sorry if thats no help. also, you could work on your technique, learn a new style, just practice alot?
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#5
I'm sure it's possible to be in a band while in school if you manage your time properly. But if not, I suggest playing at your on-campus coffee house or something. My school recently opened a little lounge thingy and musicians and stuff can play there if they sign up. Maybe your school has something of that nature?
#6
major in music? thats what Im doing, and I have all the time in the world to practice the guitar..
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#8
honestly if you cant find time to do other stuff in college other than study you arent doing something right. i am studying engineering and as long as i time manage well i have plenty of free time to practice guitar and hang out with friends. if you are doing work all day then you arent getting the full college experience.
#9
I have my acoustic with me at school. I write as much as free time dictates, and then record full band arrangements when I'm on break or home for the weekend. I've been in a couple bands though. If you can find a place to practice at, there's nothing stopping you from being in a band and in school.


And during the summer, play as many open mikes and acoustic gigs as you can. A couple summers ago I played in the orchestra for a local theater production.
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#10
i usually take my acoustic to school w/ me, a surprisingly large amounts of my friends play music. also made friends in the music production classes, offer to help them out if they need it
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#11
When you say i bring my acoustic to school, or have it with you at school, you mean you live on campus and you brought it with you... right?

lol

I plan on majoring in music, in which i will NEED a guitar and keyboard to study....

I think when majoring in music finding time to study AND practice isn't a challenge since they go hand in hand... what I hope for anyway