My band in high school. It helps if your friend's dad owns all of this equipment and a place to jam/practice whenever you want. Whenever we did a "Battle of the Bands" we were definitely the most well-equipped group there.
>>53255228 I didn't ask for your fucking opinion you stupid little shit. Don't bother taking your fist out of your ass in order to type the next time you decide to make a fucking post. I'm going to find your house and fuck your bitchy cunt of a mother and make you watch. You fucking despicable asshole.
>>53255296 Yeah i know. I would be jealous if I were you. I'm jealous of myself back then. The funny thing is we were jamming in my garage for months, and then one day the kid is like "My dad has some amps and equipment at his place if you want to jam at his place next time". So the next weekend we take his advice, go to his dad's place and he has this fuckin soundproof room with a bunch of Marshall full stacks, Tama Starclassic drums, a handful of Strats and Les Pauls if you broke a string on your guitar, and everything is mic'd up to a mixer and recording equipment.
We never jammed in my freezing cold garage again...
>>53255381 >I would be jealous if I were you Why? Your gear doesn't make the band, your talent does. I feel better playing my hand-made pedal board, through amps and guitars I paid for with hard work, in a practice space we pay for monthly. IN turn we will work harder to make it work it since we invested more in it than you did.
>>53255518 Haha man we had fun while we were doing it. We were never trying to make a career out of it. That jam space/studio was a nice luxury to have as broke high school kids. Anyway, the last summer before everybody went their separate ways, we all stacked up some money and went to a real studio and recorded a 12-13 song album. We worked our asses off so when we went to that studio, we could lay all the songs down without spending a month there and so all the $$$ spent on having professionals record/mix our stuff wasn't a waste.
Like I said, it's cool if you're jealous. I wish I still could play/record at that place too.
>tfw in a stoner rock/doom metal band >we experimented one day and all we did was got stoned, yelled and screamed gibberish out asses off while we lazily banged on gongs, played flutes, and put cheesy 80s psych synths over it >we realize we've been doing it for over 2 hours. >we were stoned and expected it to sound absolutely amazing. >listen to it the next day >vocals: "RAWAKGAKOHOAKBAGA" >flutes: "pffffffffffffffffffffffftchhhhh" >keyboards: "wowowowowowowowowowowshhhhhhhhhhhhhh" >gong every 30 seconds: "BWONNNNG"
>>53255633 I wouldn't constantly get booked and invited to play in bands if I wasn't anon. >>53255696 >it's cool if you're jealous You still don't seem to understand: I laughed at people like you because your gear was better than you were, and it was an obvious "Thanks mom!" scenario.
>>53255663 What the anon says has lot of sense. If a musician is not ready to commit him/herself, he/she is doomed. In order to perform well in live shows you must eat and sleep well so you'll show up wasted and may sound like crap, compromising the whole gig. Also consider all the constant touring, recording, practice and all the time, effort and stuff it takes, specially considering few actually 'make it'. It is another job by the end of the day.
>>53255811 >only one member is Brazilian >is from the most high-class neighbourhood in NYC >born with a silver spoon in the mouth, speaking English, playing with a bunch of silver-spooned kids who had everything to make it
Cara, considerar os Strokes já é golpe baixo demais. Pega outra
being in a band is honestly overrated. I mean, I was never in a big time band making real money, but unless you get signed to a big deal you're pretty much perpetually broke and living in gross conditions.
>>53255820 I was looking to see if it's still online anywhere, I'm not even sure. The only place I still have it is on an old iPod somewhere buried in my closet.
I'm not claiming it was anything incredible anyway, just a bunch of high school kids trying their best. When I listen to the songs these days, there are a bunch of things I wish I could've done different. Our bassist and keyboard players were probably the two people from the band were probably the ones who could go on to become really successful musicians. Unfortunately these days the bassist is becoming a school teacher and the keys player is in law school haha.
>>53255982 Iktf bro. Had this gf for sometime, more like a flirt. We used to hang out together, go to movies, and stuff. I was learning how to play the bass back then.
Then we broke up cuz I was piled up with work, in debt and shit back then, so we went separate paths. Then a couple weeks later I found out she used to play the guitar and stuff. Don't know why we never talked about playing instruments to begin with.
>>53256041 if you want to make it big you don't have time for a real job. if op is just talking about a band for fun then it's literally as easy as learning an instrument and finding 3 other morons that know how to play instruments.
>>53256105 OP didn't say he wanted to be in One Direction, he said he wanted to be in a band even a lot of the mid-level bands or the bigger indie band guys have jobs they work when they're not touring
>>53255933 Hey man we were all extra middle class except for the one kid in the band whose dad owned all the equipment. His dad was a self-made guy anyway who built two businesses from the ground up, and I respect the hell out of him. Plus he is incredible at guitar, he would jam with us sometimes.
That being said, we all appreciated having that jam space and recording equipment so damn much. We were janning together for a couple years before all that stuff became available to us. So it's not like we just started a band because "My dad has all this music equipment we can play with"
You can always find people to jam with on Craigslist. Or there's this other site called BandMix. But I've always had more fun jaming with somebody who I'm friends with already.
I moved to a new area, play drums, and found somebody to jam with on Craigslist. I'm 25, dude was like 45-50 (which is fine because we both actually know how to play our instruments). Only problem is I work a lot, he just did computer shit from home. So I just wanted to jam for fun like once a week, and he wanted to jam like every day and write a bunch of songs and I just didn't have the time.
Bottom line- it's real easy to find other musicians, but can be difficult to find people with the same goals/tastes as you.
>>53256544 Thanks, I plan buying a drum kit in the future, this whole process is being >find my guitarist m8 >we jam ~10 times in 12 months In this particular "record" I have been numb of playing the drums since last summer (recorded in december)
>>53256481 >http://vocaroo.com/i/s1vTWdnHdhzD I think it sounds good. You could have highlighted the guitar a bit more, the drums are outshining it a lot. Also, your drumming is not that bad bro; when you said you're self-taught on drums I was expecting incomplete shit, but it's good, I mean, it serves nthe purpose. Keep your endeavours up
>tfw start playing bass guitar about a year ago >tfw really like it but I just dont have as much time as I'd like to in order to experiment, get solid and stuff >tfw I realized how many musicians live close to me (even neighboors) >tfw I don't play nor jam with them because I can't actually play my instrument and I'm anxious of sounding like shit and fucking the practice
>>53256611 Equalization wasn't much of a choice, the jam is recorded in an MP3 (for the kvlt points of course). It was more much of something I listen to keep the record of me doing mistakes in drumming so I get better the next time. Not really a self-taught, I have never practised anything except for the times I've been jamming, where the space between the sessions can be even up to 6 months. I just try stuff while jamming, and try to keep up. I plan on getting more serious into it in September.
>>53256680 My little brother started playing guitar and he has like the same issue. I have been playing the drums for 10-11 years and he seems intimidates. I keep telling him it doesn't matter, as long as he can play something simple.
Bottom line- learn some simple stuff and just go for it. You learn so much stuff playing original stuff with other people. Things you canmt learn just learning to play actual songs with tabs online.
>>53256703 What's the problem with experimenting after just a year of playing? I played guitar for some years before that.
With experiment I mean chord progressions, understanding modulation, counterpointing, incorporating genres and going beyond the mere playing of the chord progression. REally wish I had the time but I just dont have the time for it now (or for the foreseable future)
>>53256804 >With experiment I mean chord progressions, understanding modulation, counterpointing, incorporating genres and going beyond the mere playing of the chord progression. That's not experimenting.
>>53256680 >le me jamming black metal >random guy appears in studio >Hey guys i see you have no bass, need one just for the laughs? >Yeah, whatever >get inside >start playing >the guy obviously has no idea what to play on top of us >as a result I hear the bass playing random harmonics >keeps throwing us off >we silently wish he leaves sooner or later
>Friend plays drums >Figure we should start a band >I play guitar better than all my friends, all we need now is a bassist >Every fucking person who plays music only plays mediocre guitar >I have to switch to bass while a thrash kiddie plays guitar >Break up after three practices
Being in a shitty pop punk band in high school is like an ecstatic experience in any boy's life. I'm glad to have done it and really miss it a lot. It was a fun goal, something to bond with bros and aspire toward. Something to really show the world what you got. Being in a real, successful band would be so fucking amazing.
>>53256939 Not that guy but 90% of people who want to be in a band just want to get drunk and jam together. There's a place for that, but if youre trying to make serious music the best bet is to either find someone else who's as serious as you or do it alone.
>>53256828 >>53256828 Dude you cant get better unless you mess around, rearrange and shit, thus experimenting >make chord progression, rythm, etc >'This didn't sound the way I wanted it to sound like. Perhaps I should try and do this...' >change stuff or start from the scratch until you get it or learn something Experimenting
>>53257028 Sounds like it's your problem for jamming with non-serious musicians. I've met probably 50 serious ones. You simply have to stop being so egocentric that you think you are better than anyone else and also not be so afraid of social interaction, which is the real issue. >>53257059 Truth hurts I guess.
My brother an I make music together. He plays keyboards and sometimes bass and do guitar, drums and sometimes bass. We trade off vocals, but I want him to do vocals from now on. It's so FUCJING hard to find anyone to play either bass or drums. Dad plays guitar very well, but I don't think my brother really wants to play with him. So yeah. It sucks. And I love in a 3,000 pop town.
>>53257071 >Dude you cant get better unless you mess around, rearrange and shit, thus experimenting You wouldn't know what is actual experimentation without knowing your instrument first. >make chord progression, rythm, etc >'This didn't sound the way I wanted it to sound like. Perhaps I should try and do this...' >change stuff or start from the scratch until you get it or learn something That's simply learning your instrument. No wonder you are awful.
>>53257122 >No wonder you are awful You've never heard me play wtf
Please 'enlighten' me on the subject of instrument experimentation, really, because your definition of experimentation seems to be a very restricted and undefined one.
>hears of a skill >plays until you get it and it's solid and in your mind; you can play it comfortably Learning
>messing with a skill >try putting in and/or taking things from it, like dividing a rythim to play more notes just to see what happens If you already know some of the basic skills, I don't see why messing around with skills just to see what the sounds is going to be like cant be considered experimentation
>>53257305 >You've never heard me play wtf You just admitted you feel you are too shitty to play with a band, and you've only been playing for a year... on a bass! The lucklyhood of you being shitty is very high. >Please 'enlighten' me on the subject of instrument experimentation You wouldn't understand. >because your definition of experimentation seems to be a very restricted and undefined one. Conducing and experiment in which the outcome is not known? >try putting in and/or taking things from it, like dividing a rythim to play more notes just to see what happens Also learning. If you think it's "experimenting" maybe you should reevaluate your hobby.
>>53257310 Agree with this. Try too hard to make something you really like, and you will end up being the only one liking it. With my old band, we had 4 different people writing songs and only ended up recording the best ones from each person. I think it gave us some diversity and a better end product. Being in a band with other people is so much more fun anyway. And I wouldn't mind being the bassist that nobody cared about. As long as people like the music.
>>53257418 Yeah it depends on the style of music sometime tho. If you want to be Primus or some funk band, you can make the band stand out. For a lot of popular music, the drums and bass fall in the background for the most part and the average person mostly recognizes the vocals and/or leas guitar. If you're a good bassist tho and put it into your band's music, the other musicians in the crowd will know you.
>>53257368 Learn to read stuff man. I said that I'm not confident enough to play in a band, like actually jamming. >on a bass! An instrument like any other, with its own difficulties. Can't play chords like in a guitar or a piano, but modulation, countrpointing and rythm play a much larger part as compared to the other ones >The lucklyhood of you being shitty is very high. And considerably (like infinitely) lower than your of po0sting childish unconclusive bs >You wouldn't understand No, you just didn't dodge a bullet there. 360º from that actually; you've just proved yourself an illogical angered fuck >Conducing and experiment in which the outcome is not known? Further proof you have no knowledge of the term experiment. As I've put, you've experiment when you try to both test a principle or see what will happen even if you have actually no idea. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/experiment >Also learning. If you think it's "experimenting" maybe you should reevaluate your hobby. Fuck you dude, like really. When you hit puberty and get some self-observation I hope you've learned how pitifully ridiculous it is to scorn someone on the interwebs
>>53257483 You can, but to pay the hired guns you either need to invest money from somewhere or to already be succesful.. it's a hard thing to do.
I had a solo project before, but ultimately my band is just much better. We're better live, the songs are better even though I'm the main songwriter, and we've had much more success (though still quite small!).
>>53255128 >tfw tried to join a band last week >i was supposed to play drums >show up first, get drums set up how i like them >guy who agreed to play guitar shows up late >he instantly says "hey so uh i haven't practiced guitar in months and i've been playing drums for a year so i think i should play" >too beta to argue, agree to play guitar in his place >i can only play the E scale, he can only play overly technical nu-metal shit on drums and he's not very good >the bassist tries to sell us cocaine fuck you guys i'm not going back
>want to start a band up but have full creative control >check out gumtree for bandmates >every profile is "influences include generic dadrock and Artic Monkeys (AM ONLY!!!)" >nobody links their soundcloud so I can hear their playing >into the trash
Thank god I have an audio interface and can play guitar, bass and drums.
My condolences go out to those of you that only play one instrument and have to put up with these people
I'm in a cover band that's been active for about a year and a half, playing shows occasionally, opening for friends bands. But we're a pretty talented group and we're starting to write our own music. We've got an attractive, and extremely talented girl on vocals so that's nice. She's been close to striking it big twice, so I think that's a decent start.
Not gonna lie, starting out as a cover band was such a good way to learn how to play together. I can't think of a better way.
>people always talking about how cool it would be to be in some succesful band, playing in front of thousands, stadium gigs etc >all i want more than anything in the world is to play some simple songs i wrote myself to a small room of like 30 people and have them sing back
>tfw I was in a punk band but was kicked out after they realized I don't actually know how to play bass >tfw they let me re-join after they kicked out the autist who replaced me because "having someone who can't play bass is better than someone with aspergers."
>>53255128 >tfw been in a band in high school and quit because did not feel myself as a musician >tfw returned in to the same band after about 5 years because had nothing to do and quit because their songs sucked >tfw got sucked into a band of newbies and teach them things while not being able to walk away as they will die out by themselves without me and they are in a uni with me so I don't want to ruin relationships >tfw been playing for more than 8 years and still can't do anything but boring riffs and covers >tfw noot good for being is a serious band >tfw never was a leader to create one or brave enough to join existing one >tfw no bands\people in my city who want to play what I want to play >tfw stagnation
>>53264018 Also, story time >decide to start a school band with two friends >after a while, time to record a song >friends are a bit drunk, I feel funny too even without a drink, seems to be psychological >have just basic equipment avaliable >put a cheap 5$ computer mic between two guitar combos >I lay down on the ground and stick my head near the mic to actually sing in the mic, making an equilateral triangle >bass player has no bass so he plays regular 6-string >start recording >doing everything improvised >no music no lyrics >I lay down there trying to come up with lyrics >I actually do >time for a solo >realise guitarist won't do anything and decided to start screaming as loud as I can >those animal noises ffs >my fucking throat hurts >my fucking ears hurt >song stops >I actually say out loud in the mic "MY EARS, FOR FUCKS SAKE!" and we end up leaving it there >tfw that was the best song I have ever created and the best band experience in my life
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