# Question: How Many Songs Should A Cover Band Know?

## Should I cover a song?

Covers help your songwriting and music theory Taking the time to learn and record another artist’s song can teach you a ton about song structure, melody, phrasing, arrangement and other useful parts of music theory.

Covering music requires you to break down songs into their most basic elements..

## How much money can you make gigging?

What is the average musician salary? For an average person playing in cover bands and or wedding bands as a player you can make anywhere from \$50 to \$1000 a night depending on what kind of gig it is; a local songwriter playing for a few fans, if the budget is tight, \$50, \$100, \$250, depending on the artist.

## How many songs do singers sing at concerts?

Re: How many songs should be played at the average concert? No less than 15, and no more than 25.

## How many songs do I need for a 3 hour set?

For a 3.5 – 4 hour show, we’ll do 3 sets with about 16-18 songs per set. For a 3 hour show, we’ll do 2 sets. The first one has about 25 songs and the second about 15.

## How many songs are in a 45 minute set?

For 45-60 minute clubs sets it’s usually been anywhere from 8 to 12 depending on the tunes, how extended the solos get, and whether or not people are up dancing and you want to extend one or two to accommodate that. For concert type stuff it’s usually 10-12 per hour long set.

## How many songs is a 30 minute set?

A 30 minute set should have no more than 8 songs in it but at least 7 songs. Each song would be probably 3–4 minutes each and of course you will spend some time talking to the audience between songs.

## How many songs are in a 1 hour set?

20-25 tracksFor one hour, I’d put in about 20-25 tracks. That should be over two hours of material to work with. The thing is, once you start playing, you might want to deviate from your predefined set list, so it’s better to have a good chunk of music ready at your fingertips.

## What is the most played rock song?

The Most Played Classic Rock Songs Of All TimeDream On – Aerosmith.Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith.All Along The Watch Tower – Jimi Hendrix.You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC.More Than A Feeling – Boston.Carry On My Wayward Son – Kansas.Peace Of Mind – Boston.Crazy On You – Heart.More items…•

## What songs should a cover band play?

Top Rock AnthemsLivin’ on a Prayer. — Bon Jovi.Pour Some Sugar On Me. — Def Leppard.I Can’t Drive 55. — Sammy Hagar.Rock ‘n’ Roll All Night. — Kiss.Highway to Hell. — AC/DC.You Dropped a Bomb on Me. — The Gap Band.Getup Offa That Thing. — James Brown.Fantastic Voyage. — Lakeside.More items…

## How many songs are in a 4 hour set?

120 songsNumber of Songs to Play for Every DJ Gig LengthDJ set lengthNumber of songs4 hours120 songs4,5 hours135 songs5 hours150 songs5,5 hours165 songs9 more rows

## How long is a typical concert set?

Expect a concert to last anything from 90 minutes to two hours, and that is a pretty good guide. There is often a 15-20 minute interval too. However, with artists being very much in control of their music, it’s also correct to say that a concert can last much longer, from two and a half hours to three hours.

## How long should a music set be?

In general though expect a set to be in the hour long range and fill that time. If most of your songs are 2 minutes long then expect to play 25 of them with banter in between. If you songs are long in the 5-6 minute range you will play less, with less banter.

## How long is a typical music concert?

about 2 to 3 hoursA typical concert will last about 2 to 3 hours and have an intermission in between that is about 20 or 30 minutes. Classical concerts are usually a bit shorter, lasting about 1.5 to 2 hours.

## How many songs should a band gig?

So, to answer your question, on average you need 13–14 songs for an hour. If you like to tell stories in between your songs, go for 13. I always figure on 4 minutes per song, including a very short intro like “here’s what happens when you have too much of a good thing”.

## What is the most played song of all time?

Shape of YouAs of September 2020, all of the top 100 songs have exceeded 1 billion streams, of which two have reached 2 billion streams, with Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” ranked in the top position.

## How many songs do I need for 4 hours?

First, you will need about 20 songs an hour. For a 4 hour party that is 80 songs, maybe 100 to be on the safe side or to have a few extra in case the party goes a little long. It’s not a lot of songs and usually people have the problem of what to cut out as opposed to finding enough songs.

## How many songs do I need for 6 hours?

A music CD holds 80 minutes worth of songs or 26 songs with a few minutes to provide a short space between each song. Six hours would be 60×6 or 360 minutes or 120 three minute songs.

## How many songs is half an hour?

For average bar band playing covers, a typical 45-minute set would be 10-12 songs IIRC. So times that by 2 = 20-24 songs. I agree with response number 1. If you’re averaging a 4 minute song and play 20 songs, you should be good to go.