The Spanks

The Spanks are collaborating with Miesha on their new album. Search standard commercial products (stickers, cards, shirts / sleeveless shirts, labels and anything your band approved). In the presentations, be sure to take them with you!

Start a mailing list to reach out to others. Always promote your band online and in person. A Facebook account for your group will make it easier for people to hear music samples and know who they are. Another site to consider is SoundCloud. Do your search!

You might also consider joining a new Spanks community of musicians, as this one, and it does not hurt to get a right place before many other musicians do.


Post a video of your band on YouTube. People you never think you will be exposed and inevitably leave their opinion. Use the best feedback you receive in your advertising channels.

You’ll encounter some negative people. Ignore them. The cream of humanity is not present on this website.

Search accountants, managers and other professionals who might need in the future. Cultivating relationships with professionals will need in the future, regularly, you can make the transition from being a band of a garage to a prominent band is much easier.

Consider hiring a consultant. You can point in other directions not have thought and show what is feasible and what is not.
Looking for friends and contacts that they can do. Will be so valuable that you may not have to pay them (well, maybe the price of beer).

Do not get too hopeful, but never stop trying. It’s a long way to the top if you want to live rock and roll. Obstacles abound and the word “no” is something you hear often. If you stay passionate, you still happy and you’ll keep trying.

Make sure your heart is still clinging to music. If you do not feel the music, you will never be successful. The bands are never permanent. If you feel the need to separate yourself, acknowledge.


  • If you have any musician friend, put an ad in the newspaper or on the local music store. Also try using Craiglist, and BandFind.
  • When you start, you may have to play songs from other groups. This is not to sell. This does what you must do.
  • Create a website for your band and put some songs there. It is a good way to let people know who they are and how they listen. It is excellent to reach fans and make new ones.
  • Rule number 1 of the band: fun. Be spontaneous and fun with your music. Just have a good time doing it, even if you do not get too far.
  • Do not forget how it started. If you start worrying more money than music, your plan may collapse.
  • Remember to check presentations or local concerts, especially in the major cities and metropolitan areas.
  • That’s where new talent and unsigned bands are discovered. Often, famous bands go there to look for a new member or testing.
  • Be careful when choosing the members of the group. To help the progress of the band in the shortest time possible, you’ll want to choose who learn quickly, persons acting with a sense of group, people who are not always disagree with you just for entertainment and people who are very creative ( but not too creative).
  • Beware of people who drag others down and they get cranky when asked to do something for others.
  • Practice with a metronome (especially when you’re alone) and make rhythmic exercises keep synchronized the band and avoid disasters in presentations.
  • Try to see if a friend or someone you know may well play an instrument (or is willing to start doing) and have similar musical tastes to yours. Start a band with a friend often eliminates disagreements and keeps the band happy.
  • When searching for people to join your group, do not despair and choose only friends. Find someone with a similar passion for music yours.
  • Get ready to commit. Having multiple members means having multiple viewpoints and desires. Work together and not fight over little things.
  • If at first, you cannot find a presentation that gets paid, go to the park or find a local shopping center in which to play. The pleasant events are an excellent way to put your name in circulation.
  • Find a real test site. Not all bands playing in basements truth, beyond what you see on TV. It may not always find a place that right to begin with.
  • Keep a notebook near you about Miesha and The Spanks. It will help you to organize everything and jot down ideas.
  • Do not be afraid to try new things! You do not have to follow the path of other bands or artists. Be yourself! Be creative!
  • Make sure the people you chose as the band members have the same or a similar taste in music. You do not want a drummer who wants to do heavy metal and pop vocalist who wants to make music. That way, you’ll simply cause an uproar within the Miesha & The Spanks band.
  • Never pretend that a member play music well below or well above their level. He was bored.
  • Find bands for sharing presentations. Will help you reach a greater number of followers and get more shows. It is an excellent way to break the ice.
  • Record your essays from start to finish using a recorder or computer. If you run into a good jam session and want to turn it into a song but forgot what they did, you can check the recorded practice. It also helps establish copyright to your music.
  • Make votes for the biggest decisions, so that everyone feels they are part of the group.
  • Make sure that everyone has to do with the decisions and do not let a person make all the decisions.


  • Make sure everyone in the band agree with the main vocalist. No matter how hard you try to make everyone in the band create a sound or everyone equally, nine out of ten times the lead singer will become the face of the band. And it will be that everyone will remember. If nobody likes the singer as a person, this can be a problem.
  • Steal music or someone’s name is illegal. Do your own thing.
  • Do not change your personality but recognizes when your ego interferes with the goals of the band.
  • Do not let any band member has control of the band to the point of making all the decisions.
  • Do not let someone in your band just because of your boyfriend or your girlfriend. If you end the relationship with that person, it will be a big problem. Yoko Ono is famous for this reason.
  • Do not put the name of a member of the band. Even the kindest person can inflate your ego and finish calling himself “Miesha and The Spanks” usually makes all hate John when no one knows who the others are.
  • Protect your copyrighted work and never show it to an agent or a manager before doing so, to avoid being stolen.
  • Stay away from drugs and alcohol as much as possible.

Things You’ll Need

  1. A place to test
  2. Team (several guitars, drums, bass, keyboard, amplifiers, microphones, cables, etc.)
  3. Good bandmates
  4. Recording equipment
  5. A real musical genre that appeals to all members
  6. A sound editing program computer in a well-equipped Mac or Windows or Linux, with cables to connect the instrument to the appliance.
  7. A counselor or administrator of the band (optional)

The general test items

  • • Hearing: the purpose is to determine the hearing in the identification and discrimination of sounds in connection with the Timbre, height, intensity and duration.
  • • Motive and Independence Rhythmic Capacity: the purpose is to determine the memory capacity to mimic rhythmic phrases and demonstrate skills and development of motor coordination.
  • • Capacity Intonation and Tuning
    The purpose is to identify the ability of melodic memory, tuning and sequential vocal quality to play melodic phrases.
  • • Harmonica Capacity: determine the creative and improvisational ability of a melodic line from a proposed harmonic circle.

Accurate test (instrumental aptitude)

Time: 3:00 pm

For this stage, each applicant must be run on the instrument works and studies proposed taking into account the requirements previously. This test is performed individually.

Note: The applicant who is not present at any of the two tests (general musical aptitude test and test specific instrumental ability), it is out of the selection process therefore automatically lose the right to enter the program offered.


The test to be held to applicants Instrumental Music Program contains two stages. The first, called “general test” corresponds to the evaluation of musical skills possessed by each candidate and the second, called “concrete evidence” corresponds to the assessment of instrumental skills.

General Test (Musical Aptitude)

It is an exercise of musical character in which the functioning of the structures of the “Inner Ear Musical”, about three of the four fundamental elements of music values: rhythm, melody, and harmony. In each of the exercises, the aspirant will have to use resources: sweet memory, auditory discrimination musical phenomenon, attention, concentration, singing voice and fine motor skills, and previous knowledge related to musical notes and basic rhythm (white, black and eighth notes). This test is conducted individually and has a total value of 100 points.

The general test items

  • • Rhythmic and melodic Imitation: The applicant must play the melodic and rhythmic fragments heard.
  • • Sound Intonation: The applicant must intone some sounds heard.
  • • Identification of musical notes: The candidate must recognize and name the sounds heard.
  • • Sight – reading of a rhythmic fragment: Applicant must be read at first glance the proposed rhythmic piece, in
  • which you will find basic configurations such as white, black and quavers.
  • • Sight – reading of a melodic fragment: The applicant must sing at first glance a melodic fragment in the key of C major.

Accurate test (instrumental Aptitude)

For this stage, each applicant must be run on the instrument works and studies proposed taking into account the requirements. This test is conducted individually and has a total value of 100 points.


– Study No. 5 op.50 by Mauro Giuliani (see appendix), and a free piece of repertoire for classical guitar.

-All Major and minor scales with sharps and flats with their arpeggios. You will be asked the student a larger scale, with its relative minor arpeggios.
-Small Preludes-JS Bach.
-Study To choose between Op. 748 or Op. 299.
-work Free to choose.

-All Major scales with their arpeggios. A work of free choice.

-A Study of C. Rose (40 Volume 1 study) or a study of A. Uhl (first volume).

-All Major and minor scales with their arpeggios.
-A Flexibility exercise of free choice.
Two contrasting movements (slow – fast) of a Baroque Sonata.

-Aptitude test.

-All Major and minor scales.
-A Chromatic scale.
-A Flexibility exercise of free choice.
-A Piece for trumpet, it is suggested see Annex 2, or a part of a similar level.

-All Major and minor scales with their arpeggios played in all registers of the instrument.
-A Study and a piece of free choice.

-A scale-free option.
-A Study J.Weissenborn book1.

-Escalate 3 to 4 octaves, bowings, with arpeggios, sevenths and double strings (third, sixth and eighth).
Two contrasting studies:
A study of double strings.
A study of technique arpeggios and bowings
-A Large form (I, II or III movements) – concert, fantasy or theme with variations.
-a Virtuous work with demonstration level of violin technique.

Note: violinist’s repertoire must have the technical and artistic level as required by the basic grade level (Conservatory).

-Aptitude test.

Double bass
-scale F major.

-Study Number 1 for drummer Mitchell Peters (see Annex 3).

-Interpretation A percussion instrument free choice in demonstrating their musical and technical skill. Example: congas, drums, marimba china, xylophone, timbales, bongo, guiro, etc.

A song of any genre to free choice.

Note: Applicants must present with their instrument, except aspiring piano, percussion, and bass.