And you want to perform with them.
They don't have time to train you.
If you want to try out to play with them, you need to practice their songs, because the total combined sound needs to be better.
Because if an audience hears one band member searching for the notes (or hitting the notes AFTER everyone else has hit them), it makes the whole group sound sloppy.
That damages the reputation of the band and each individual band member.
If a band lets an member in who won't learn the songs then this is what happens:
"Hey, do you want to hire the "ABCD Group" to gig at this upcoming event? I heard Fred and Mark are pretty good"
"Naww; I just heard them last week, for the first time, and they sounded crappy."
A group doesn't want to train you in public. You need to bring something to the table BEFORE you perform with them.
All different styles, all originals. Looking for folks who can sing harmonies, m/f.
Lessons available; Madison, CT. alancbradley at dot com