Setting up your backline

Summary

  • Age: Any
  • Time: Ongoing
  • Skills: Basic music knowledge
  • Materials: : Access to backline (Guitar, Bass and Drums or whatever is required), Computer with internet connection
  • Outcomes: Gives ownership of events and provides skills development for setting up backline for events or your youth space.

Instructions

How To

In this exercise we have provided a selection of different online tutorials to guide your needs and requirements.

Drum Kit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98nuMb7jA_U&list=PLTE1wFnla-Rp5vnMWA4K-JaXIteDhuspq&index=3

PA

PA System:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l19BveFKayw

Microphones in a mixer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRa26Xxe1EM&list=PLTE1wFnla-Rp5vnMWA4K-JaXIteDhuspq&index=7

Guitar Amp

Bass Amp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv3fBU_TwuM&list=PLTE1wFnla-Rp5vnMWA4K-JaXIteDhuspq&index=5

Keyboards
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gthNrA05ZNY&list=PLTE1wFnla-Rp5vnMWA4K-JaXIteDhuspq&index=6

Others

Timelapse Set up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHgZ06ZniiY&list=PLTE1wFnla-Rp5vnMWA4K-JaXIteDhuspq&index=1

In Ear Monitors:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQVY_ZbeQf8&list=PLTE1wFnla-Rp5vnMWA4K-JaXIteDhuspq&index=8


It’s also important to be able to maintain your instruments! Here are some videos regarding tuning and restringing!

Drum Snare Tuning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht2JgVdHQdw

Tuning Toms:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3qMyc1G3XE

Guitar Tuning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfjWaIgRddI

Bass Guitar Tuning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX2_gxiDymE


How to change strings:

Acoustic Guitar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xxeRFEP1Y4

Electric Guitar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CtqfHmssx8

Bass Guitar: https: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Cjz6PkvDo

 

How to replace drum heads:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJyn2ZE2SVQ


Sample Checklist for a Backline for a Gig!

Drum Kit

  • Bass Drum (and pedal)
  • Floor Tom
  • Rack Toms (min. 2)
  • Snare
  • Snare stand
  • Hi-hat (cymbals, stand and pedal)
  • Cymbals
  • Cymbal Stands
  • Drum Stool
  • Drum Sticks
  • Drum Key

Amps

  • Guitar Amp (one for each guitar)
  • Head and Cab or Combo
  • Bass Amp (one for each bass)
  • Head and Cab or Combo
  • Cables for connecting guitars to amps

PA System

  • Speakers
  • Stands for speakers (if required)
  • PA Input
  • Mixer
  • Microphones
  • Microphone Cables
  • Cables to connect speakers to PA
  • DI box (if required)

Miscellaneous

  • Extension Leads
  • Gaffa Tape
  • Microphone Stands