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11-03-2003, 11:10 AM
this is the prblem im tryin to make a band but need some advice so help
11-03-2003, 11:56 AM
Well you could try to find other musicians to comprise your own vision for a band or you could join an existing one.If you want to start from scratch,it would be a good idea to write some material first and then seek other members so they will know the direction your heading musically.Music stores usually have a bulletin board with alot of musician and band personals.Taking out a small ad in the paper isnt a bad idea either.I found a former band through the paper.If you want good mature musicians to work with in a band,you must have a mature ambition and realistic circumstances.Dont ask a phenomenal drummer/bassist/singer to come try out if your playing a squire bullet through a drive practice amp,and dont ask a novice drummer/bassist/singer to try out and play demanding technical music.
If your looking to join an existing band then just keep an eye out at your local music store bulletins,paper and listen for word of mouth from friends.Lots of music stores also have an open mic night or somthing to that effect where other musicians can meet and collaborate.
11-03-2003, 03:05 PM
That best way to start a band imo is to just start messing around with a group of friends. It may be a good idea to start off with cover songs or something simple until the band has a good idea of its sound and abilities, but I wouldn't go more than a couple months before starting an origional set. And I'm sure you already know this, but if not the best thing for a band is individual practice outside the regular sessions. Either the members improve on their own or you're going to suck collectively.
11-04-2003, 01:43 AM
Band chemistry is ever so important, teaming up with friends is always good. Cos they tend to know other friends before you know it you got a band. :cool: But again fails cos someone lazy arse lets everyone down. Amateur or Pro, theres always a dropkick in the band that spoils it all. :(
11-04-2003, 11:28 AM
Ive found that lack of motivation is often wrongly confused with lazyness,which are totally different feelings.Write or play any material where things sound good and tight and watch the smile grow on the 'lazy' guy.Its almost always a lack of motivation or hope within band members which make things sour.The best cure for that is good preformance.It acts like a swift kick in the ass for a person that feels down about the band,wondering where it will go and if its worth the effort.Its a 'why should I help build this castle,its just going to crumble anyway' mindset.Members need to feel at home with there positions,comfortable with each other and realize its not a crumbling castle,but instead a strengthening fortress that skys the limit.
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