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Vermillionpart2
06-26-2011, 09:13 PM
My friend and I have a band together. I play bass, and he plays guitar and does vocals. We haven't been able to find a good drummer who doesn't procrastinate. Neither of us want to, but if it's between this and nothing at all, would you try to go as a duo, with the hope of finding a drummer somewhere? And in case you're wondering it's rock/punk music. Just looking for some insight. :D

Most_Triumphant
06-26-2011, 09:16 PM
just keep jamming until you find a drummer I guess

Vermillionpart2
06-26-2011, 09:22 PM
We've been trying to find a drummer for over a year now. ):
And we're only 15, forgot to mention, so finding people is hard. We've already tried a lot of people from school and it just doesn't work out.

Most_Triumphant
06-26-2011, 09:26 PM
We've been trying to find a drummer for over a year now. ):
And we're only 15, forgot to mention, so finding people is hard. We've already tried a lot of people from school and it just doesn't work out.
I know what you mean, I'm 15 also and can't find a decent singer in my town. :(

Vermillionpart2
06-26-2011, 09:37 PM
It really sucks because there's a group that is also 15 and they have everything minus vocals. And their bassist isn't very active, but the band were all really good friends first so they won't cut him for my friend and I. But they want what they want and I couldn't really kick THEIR bassist out. :P

Warrior47
06-27-2011, 01:53 AM
Maybe use a drum machine? If not, you could just arrange the bass and guitar parts for songs to be really percussive, for instance throw some slap bass in, have some muted string hits and have some palm muted heavy chords on bass to accent where a bass drum would.

For stuff where the drum isn't too busy and isn't a driving integral part of the song it could work decently. For instance, a lot of white stripes songs you could probably get away with it if you pulled it off correctly.

Either that you could just play mellow, jammy stuff like grateful deal or folk stuff that doesn't really require a driving percussion section.

BK202
06-27-2011, 10:53 AM
Switch to an acoustic folk duo. Don't play mellow, jammy, boring stuff. We don't need that. Play folk punk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxwD_j-rtzc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ-L7jUWsFE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri91oMyp_84&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA2fAFfaHco&feature=related

IommiPage
06-27-2011, 11:36 PM
I think you guys would definitely have to come up with something else for it to work. You'd really have to adjust to your situation. Try writing originals that sound alright without drums, use slap bass and muted notes like someone above said, and try to arrange covers to suit your sound. Use your problem to your advantage and create some interesting tunes :) I doubt you could get away with playing some Ramones songs (or whatever you want to play) and just take the drums away. It's definitely got to be reworked.

But definitely keep looking for a drummer. I'm 15 and finding any good band members is hard as hell. Right now I'm playing in what pretty much is my little brother's band. The drummer's my age, but it's quite complicated, I'm not going to bore you. The other two guys are 13 and 10 :haha: We're a ****ing joke, but it's all good fun and it's some good experience for me if I want to continue playing in bands. I know how hard it is to find good musicians willing to play our age, but keep looking, I'm willing to bet you two guys already have something solid going.