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NEW STRINGS, DRUM STICKS, AND HEADS - AND BRING SPARES!

DON'T USE NEW OR DIFFERENT STUFF YOU HAVEN'T USED BEFORE. SURPRISES CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS.

REHEARSE MORE SONGS THAN YOU PLAN TO RECORD. YOU NEVER KNOW WHICH SONGS WILL SOUND STRONG ON THE FINAL TAPE.

HAVE ALL THE MUSICAL AND VOCAL PARTS WORKED OUT. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO ARRANGE YOUR SONGS. KNOW YOUR GUITAR SOLOS!

RECORD YOUR SONGS DURING LIVE GIGS OR AT LEAST AT REHEARSAL. EVEN A SIMPLE BOOM BOX RECORDING CAN REVEAL WEAK SPOTS IN SONGS. FIX THEM BEFORE ENTERING THE STUDIO.

TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY BEFORE AND DURING RECORDING SESSIONS. EAT WELL, GET ENOUGH SLEEP, KEEP YOUR EARS RESTED AND CLEAR.

BE EARLY! AT SOME STUDIOS THE CLOCK STARTS RUNNING WHETHER YOU ARE THERE OR NOT. FIND OUT ABOUT THEIR CANCELLATION POLICY.

MAKE SURE THE ENGINEER KNOWS YOUR "VISION" - GO OVER SONGS BEFORE RECORDING.

REMEMBER IT'S EMOTION AND FEELING THAT MAKE THE BEST SONG, NOT NECESSARILY THE BEST TECHNICAL RENDERING.

IF YOU MESS UP WHILE RECORDING DO NOT STOP AND START OVER. THIS WILL CAUSE BURN OUT. MANY OF THESE PARTS CAN BE PUNCHED IN LATER .

KEEP IN MIND THE FOCUS OF YOUR MUSIC. IF IT IS THE VOCALS, PLAN TO SPEND THE MOST TIME ON THEM. DON'T WASTE TIME ON THINGS THAT DO NOT HIGHLIGHT THE FOCAL POINT.

UNLESS YOU HAVE UNIQUE EFFECTS, RECORD ALL TRACKS CLEAN AND ADD EFFECTS LATER.

KEEP GUESTS OUT! IT'S YOUR RECORDING. GUESTS WILL DISTRACT YOU AND MAY SWAY YOUR OPINION OF HOW THE MUSIC SHOULD SOUND.

TUNE UP OFTEN

SINGERS : BRING WATER BUT DO NOT USE ICE! ICE CONSTRICTS VOCAL CHORDS.

DETERMINE THE BAND SPOKESPERSON AHEAD OF TIME.

THINK ABOUT THE SONGS AS A WHOLE AND NOT JUST THE INDIVIDUAL INSTRUMENTS. OTHERWISE EVERYONE WILL WANT THEIR INSTRUMENT LOUDER IN THE MIX.

KNOW WHEN TO QUIT FOR THE DAY. WHEN YOU ARE TIRED IT SHOWS.

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