“So you want to be a rock ‘n’ roll star?” sang The Byrds in 1967. “Then listen now to what I say. Just get an electric guitar and take some time and learn how to play.” Easy enough, right?
But there’s the rub — plenty of people think it’s easy to form a band and start selling out stadiums in just a few short years. That’s why there are currently over eight million bands on MySpace all with recorded demos streaming on their pages for free. They’re waiting for the right talent scout to click their profile, waiting for a record contract, waiting for that big break.
Being a professional musician is a full-time gig that doesn’t necessarily abide by a 9-to-5 schedule. In fact, it’s probably closer to 7 p.m.-to-2 am. It’s not enough to simply purchase a guitar and become a virtuoso, either; there’s a whole wo