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GuitarDude
post Apr 5 2007, 11:12 AM
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Hi all the people of GMC,

Me and two of my friends are making a band but we are we are all beginners so we could use some advice
from sum pros. This is the band a guitar player (me) a bass player and a drummer(no singer sad.gif ).
Any tip is welcome. cool.gif


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post Apr 5 2007, 11:33 AM
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First of all spend a lot of time on just jamming together to get along with each other - it's very important! Also - it is a great advantage if all of you listen to same bands and have same influences!

Don't rush into making songs. Also work on playing AS A BAND - not each member for himself. If you start making a song - you should also practice at home and not only on rehearsals - it's like homework. Each member woks on his own part of song - his own instrument line and there is a rehearsal to check if it works fine and correct some mistakes and stuff like that....


Good luck and have fun with the band!


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post Apr 5 2007, 12:15 PM
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I have another question Guitar notes is that anything I should learn? blink.gif


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post Apr 5 2007, 08:17 PM
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Well me and my band what we do is recently just play together, play some songs we all love, mostly iron maiden tunes, and some priest, so we get more and more used to each others style, and after that, we all still practice like hell at home, and we have written a few tunes, and when we play them, we construct everything together, so we all know what to do and whats goin on.
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post Apr 6 2007, 10:56 AM
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QUOTE (GuitarDude @ Apr 5 2007, 01:15 PM) *
I have another question Guitar notes is that anything I should learn? blink.gif

Tabulature is helpful but be aware some of is incorrect.

Can someone of you sing? Dang, then you've got a power trio :-)


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post Apr 6 2007, 04:25 PM
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QUOTE (GuitarDude @ Apr 5 2007, 12:15 PM) *
I have another question Guitar notes is that anything I should learn? blink.gif



I'll say that I learned from tab and in retrospect, that was a big mistake. If you are a beginner and you have a choice starting from the ground up, go with learning the notes rather than the tab. You can pick up tab at anytime and it is really easy because it's a matter of memorizing. Don't be lazy about it. It takes more time to learn to read music notes and it may frustrate you at first, but it is worth it.

If you start right away with notes then you have a huge advantage later on because you can just go somewhere and get some music and read it and play just like reading a book. With tab, you have to memorize the tab and should know the song before you can play it. Don't get me wrong though, I think tab is a very good way to learn to jam, but I think in the long run you will be glad that you learned how to read music earlier on rather than wishing you did 10 or 20 years later.
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post Apr 6 2007, 04:33 PM
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I'd definitely start by playing some covers. Do some easy stuff that you enjoy; punk or whatever so you can gel as a band and learn to play in time.


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post Apr 6 2007, 11:10 PM
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Big thanks for all the advice ill try learning sum guitar notes cool.gif
I think we will play mostly Classic rock like AC/DC, Kiss, Black sabbath or Scorpions.

Btw Pavel u rock wink.gif


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post Apr 7 2007, 02:26 AM
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What about some 12bar blues jam maybe? And yes Maiden, priest, purple, ad/dc got some easy intros and stuff. Run to the hills, breaking the law, smoke on the water, back in black, stuff like that.


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post Apr 7 2007, 02:56 AM
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A little advice if your friends want to JUST jam with another band once you get everyone together then tell them no. This happened to me except my other guitarist and drummer wanted to help Tim (My guitar rival) for the talent show. I knew we weren't ready but they wanted to still help him w/ his song.
So like I predicted they said they wanted to be in both bands dry.gif and eventually left me for a piece of shit guitarist. mad.gif So make sure you stick together and take a stand if they want to JUST HELP another band member in his/hers band. Trust me I tried to stop it but couldn't. Do NOT let your band members be in two bands. IF they want to be in ur band then they're only in ur band. You should warn them about this.
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post Apr 7 2007, 10:21 AM
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QUOTE (beebo @ Apr 7 2007, 03:56 AM) *
A little advice if your friends want to JUST jam with another band once you get everyone together then tell them no. This happened to me except my other guitarist and drummer wanted to help Tim (My guitar rival) for the talent show. I knew we weren't ready but they wanted to still help him w/ his song.
So like I predicted they said they wanted to be in both bands dry.gif and eventually left me for a piece of shit guitarist. mad.gif So make sure you stick together and take a stand if they want to JUST HELP another band member in his/hers band. Trust me I tried to stop it but couldn't. Do NOT let your band members be in two bands. IF they want to be in ur band then they're only in ur band. You should warn them about this.


Thanks for the tip but there are no other bands here wink.gif and they are my friends


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post Apr 7 2007, 01:12 PM
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Yeah, blues jams are always fun.


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post Apr 11 2007, 03:44 AM
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A little advice if your friends want to JUST jam with another band once you get everyone together then tell them no. This happened to me except my other guitarist and drummer wanted to help Tim (My guitar rival) for the talent show. I knew we weren't ready but they wanted to still help him w/ his song.
So like I predicted they said they wanted to be in both bands and eventually left me for a piece of shit guitarist. So make sure you stick together and take a stand if they want to JUST HELP another band member in his/hers band. Trust me I tried to stop it but couldn't. Do NOT let your band members be in two bands. IF they want to be in ur band then they're only in ur band. You should warn them about this.


wel, i play bass 4 three bands and i dont feel any more attached 2 ne of them than another, the only thing is u got to be smart, as in practice songs 4 every band and so on

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I have another question Guitar notes is that anything I should learn?


most definately, if u decide to keep on with this lifestyle, ur going to get with some people who know wut theyre doin, and ur gonna get kicked out if they say play me an F and u stand there like an idiot

also, the whole jam 2 get in sync is a great idea! thats something every band should do not only in the beginning, but as warm-ups at gigs and practices

the guitarist in my 3rd band (foxtrot) i SWEAR is the next jh, and me him and our drummer who all know wut were doin fall into sync no matter wut, its all about musical theory

my 2nd band (pariah) on the other hand made up mostly of amitures takes about 30 minutes to get with eachother

btw, the bass is the backbone, and a good bassist can make nethin sound great, so dont settle 4 an averige joe

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post Apr 16 2007, 11:38 PM
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thank you bassman wink.gif


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post Apr 17 2007, 01:18 AM
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Yea jamming is a great way to not only get to know each others style of playing, but you can even get some songs out of it!

and most importantly, just have fun.


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