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Tune In Anywhere: Remote Band Rehearsals with the New Collaborative Setlist Feature

Leading a band can be challenging — especially regarding remote band rehearsals. But Collaborative Setlist enhances asynchronous sessions, allowing your band to perform harmoniously despite geographical challenges.

Remote band rehearsals enable members to practice together from different locations, using communication and collaboration tools to refine songs for live performances or recording sessions. They have several benefits, including overcoming geographical distance, travel restrictions, and health concerns.

On the other hand, remote practices present various challenges, such as latency issues, communication barriers, technical difficulties, and international time coordination. But gone are the days of cumbersome file exchanges and disjointed sessions: Moises' new Collaborative Setlist feature offers a centralized platform, inviting band members to focus on harmony rather than logistics.

Read on to learn more!

Introducing the Collaborative Setlist feature

A band's synchronization can truly enhance live performances and engage audiences. Our Collaborative Setlist feature captures this interplay digitally, allowing musicians to rehearse together regardless of their locations.

This tool enhances remote practice sessions by promoting active participation from every band member and fostering a cohesive approach to practice.

Collaborative Setlist is perfect for:

  • Bandmates to collaborate and prepare for performances and rehearsals regardless of location;
  • Producers and artists to seamlessly integrate creative ideas, even when on the move;
  • Teachers and students to enhance the educational experience with universally accessible practice tracks.


How it works

At the core of Collaborative Setlist is a user-friendly digital platform designed to manage and modify the setlist. The system enables the setlist owner to invite collaborators, add, remove, and arrange songs — much like how professional musicians might create the night's set in a pre-gig meeting.

Collaborators can also make individual adjustments to their tracks without impacting the structure of the list, adjusting factors like volume, pitch, and tempo, and they can process lyrics and song sections that will be updated in real-time for all players.

This tool improves communication and facilitates collective fine-tuning during remote band rehearsals. It simplifies the preparation process and ensures smoother performances.

Getting started with Collaborative Setlist

To embrace the digital evolution in music practice, musicians must be flexible and have cutting-edge collaboration tools. Collaborative Setlist simplifies remote band rehearsals by transforming them into technology-driven practice sessions. It is a valuable resource for individual practice, enhancing overall preparation before in-person rehearsals.

Want to start a journey with organized and synchronized practice sessions for every band member? Here's how!


Account setup

The first step is to set up your account on Moises. After signing up or logging in, you’ll gain access to the Collaborative Setlist feature.

All band members must have a Moises account to gain access to the setlist. Once set up, your group can embrace the world of online band practice that reimagines traditional approaches.

Step-by-step usage guide

  1. Build your setlist: arrange the sequence of songs for your band rehearsal and gather the tracks for the setlist;
  2. Invite collaborators: send unique invitation links to band members, enabling up to 6 people to join the collaborative virtual setlist space, in addition to the owner (yourself);
  3. Adjust independently: each band member can individually alter their rehearsal parts within the collective setlist, tweaking aspects like pitch and tempo without losing the essence of togetherness;
  4. Unify the final product: as the setlist owner and the glue of the digital ensemble, align all modifications to ensure the setlist emerges as a cohesive and synchronized piece.

Best practices for effective collaboration and remote band rehearsals

To succeed in remote rehearsals and make the most of Collaborative Setlist, follow these tips:

  • Consistent communication: use clear communication channels, like group chats, when preparing your setlist, to prevent misunderstandings and streamline band rehearsal focus;
  • Designated responsibilities: to provide more structure, assign specific roles for track preparation, progress tracking, and incorporating individual contributions while embracing shared input;
  • Schedule regular progress reviews: organize regular meetings to discuss practice developments, track changes, and provide constructive input to each member;
  • Supplementary resources: besides audio, you can also send tablature, lyrics, and notes to provide more context for the practiced pieces.

Implementing these strategies can help your band stay organized and enthusiastic, progressing towards a polished performance.

Overcoming challenges with Collaborative Setlist

Moises' Collaborative Setlist feature overcomes challenges bands and musicians face during remote rehearsals. Find out more below.

Distance and time zones

This new addition to Moises' repertoire of features allows musicians to contribute to their setlist remotely, eliminating the need for schedule synchronization across time zones and promoting a cohesive sound.

Rehearsal time management

Effective time management is crucial for successful band rehearsals. It empowers band members to refine their contributions and enhances overall performance. Adapting to each bandmate's schedule redirects the spotlight to collective performances, improving group cohesion and readiness.

Creative continuity

Creativity in music is not bound by a set schedule. The feature allows band members to engage with their work, generate new song ideas, and improve outside of rehearsals. This fosters a vibrant and ever-evolving creative process that integrates fresh elements into the band's output.

Accessibility of backing tracks

Collaborative Setlist allows bands to access backing tracks to synchronize their performances. By providing centralized access to a consistent audial platform, all band members can practice using the same rendition, resulting in a unified performance.

Workflow optimization

The new feature streamlines the individual workload by promoting a team-oriented approach. This boosts overall efficiency, allowing musicians to focus on their craft instead of being hampered by repetitive technical chores.

Decision making

By creating a focal point for song selections and arrangement discussions, this feature helps bands make decisions and improve communication, vision, and performance.

Can remote tools like Collaborative Setlist replace traditional band rehearsals?

Rather than serving as a substitute, Collaborative Setlist complements traditional rehearsals. Physical rehearsals offer unique advantages such as the lively atmosphere, personal interaction, and a shared musical experience. These traditional methods allow for real-time musical interplay and adjustments, which are often crucial.

What this feature does extraordinarily well is to provide a structured, unified framework that can support and enhance traditional rehearsals. It's a tool for preparation and fine-tuning pieces before the group comes together to finalize the setlist, practice their chemistry, and feed off each other's energy in person.

In essence, a Collaborative Setlist should be seen not as a complete substitute for the traditional together-in-one-place rehearsal but as a valuable ally in remote band rehearsals.

Anyone can use Collaborative Setlist — whether on a Free, Premium, or Pro plan. Still haven't signed up? Create a Moises account now!

Camila Miranda

Brazilian, with a background in Psychology and currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in Communication & Marketing. Music lover, with my voice being my primary instrument, but I can also play the guitar — and I've played around with the bass. Proud mom to many pets and an enthusiast of tattoos and hair makeovers.