How do you go about finding the right musicians to join you once you learn to play the guitar. If you are lucky, then you already know lots of people to choose from in your musical circle. But that is usually not the case, and you have to find a reliable source for qualified people. One of the first things you want to consider is what type of music you want to play. Just in the main avenues of Rock, Folk, Country, or Jazz there are lots of subsets that need to be looked at as well. Then there is the feel of the music. In Jazz for example, there is Bluesy Jazz which is a lot more soulful. And there is also a more modern jazz which is upbeat and new age.
Both forms of Music are jazz, but they had different moods that are portrayed in the music. So when you start interviewing potential band mates, you will want to get their feel on what types of music they like to play. While any two musicians can jam together with no problem, if you are looking for long-term partners then you might want to take this into consideration. The next thing you will want to consider is their position in the band. What I mean by that is are they a leader or a follower? For instance, if you are a lead guitarist and you bring on a bass player, are they a rhythm keeper or do they like to have their sound take control of the song. That means that the bass is a dominant piece of the tune and provides a powerful melody.
If your style of guitar is mostly easy going you may be drown out but such a player. You want to make sure that once you start writing together that there is an equal balance within all parts of the band. Another form of the word position could be seen as levels of responsibility each member takes. Is one of you more of a songwriter and developer while the other can take lead or following position and just pretty much offer support. When you have these two levels working together that is a match made in heaven. But on the other hand if you have two leaders or two followers, there could be a control issue once you start playing your music.
When J Kois was an online drums player, he was looking for a guitarist to back him up. It turned out that he found someone who offered the same kind of intensity, and they balanced each other out perfectly. Had one been more dominate than the other, it would have caused some problems. One of them would have had to changed, or the music would have been off.
These types of conversations are uncomfortable to have when you first meet someone, but getting these issues out into the open can save you a lot of time and aggravation in the long run. You may want to start such partnerships very casually at first, that way if it doesn’t work out, no long-term commitments were made.