Infuriating Band/Jam experiences.
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01-13-2007, 01:31 PM
Its in the title, post experiences of playing with people that made you want to tear you face off in anger.
For me I was talking to some guys when I was at high school about guitars and they suggested we learn a song called "Circles" by incubus to learn the next day. I learnt the entire song on bass and practiced it with the CD all evening so I was tight.
The next day I went to practice with them. The drummer couldn't play and the guitarist could only play the verse at half speed . I had had to call of a squash tournemant I was sure to win for this! :mad:
01-13-2007, 05:49 PM
the other guitarist didnt feel like bringing his guitar so he used mine the whole time
when i ask what time is good for everyone and they say 8, so i call them at 7:45 to meet me at the place we practice, and nobody shows up until 9:30
01-25-2007, 01:04 PM
we had like an hour to jam after college and the guitarist spent half of that time tuning and the other half playing the darkness solo's. i never jammed with him again.
01-26-2007, 03:44 AM
i was in a band and then they split up without telling me
01-26-2007, 04:39 PM
I was in a band, a Green day cover band (shut up, it was in my early years :sad: ), and we'd mastered American Idiot, Holiday, Boulevard, and The Hell Song by Sum 41, (With the exception of the drummer, he couldn't carry a beat in a bucket.), and we'd play those four songs, and they'd all just screw off and play X-Box or watch movies.
I started another band, planning to stay in that one as well, and they found out and kicked me out :p:
01-27-2007, 09:31 AM
where do i start?
01-27-2007, 09:52 AM
Argh, last week! We practice in our college common room from 4:30 through to 9:00 at least every Wednesday, and then any other days we can get (few and far between :( ). However, the head of our common room/student guild decided to get some "representatives" from our guild to supervise us! So...that just created loads of tension before practice, then one of our singers didn't turn up...which meant that our new drummer didn't either as he was with him...
Then our second singer/guitarist couldn't sing because the "representatives" kept giving him stick...
But at least the bassist and I got some practice down!
Hopefully this week will be an improvement...
01-27-2007, 03:31 PM
One time at band practice we're playing a song, and our rhythm guitarists E & A strings are badly out of tune. He keeps playing until halfway through the song, after sounding shit, I decide to stop us all (And we were in time with this song for the first time in ages), and tell him he's out of tune. His reply. "Yeah, i know". I thought to myself "Why the **** didn't you tune it then asswhole!?!".
And another time, we finished playing a song, and I was trying to talk to the guys, and tell them the parts we need to keep practicing on, and our drummer just randomly hits the shit out of the cymbals for like 5 minutes.
01-29-2007, 02:46 PM
The couple of time our drummer never showed up were a disaster. Everything sounds so unbelievably shit without drums.
01-29-2007, 05:05 PM
i was in a band and then they split up without telling me
Back in the day we would practice in the function room upstairs in a local pub. Our singer went on holiday for a couple of weeks so we went on regardless and the other guitarist decided it'd be a good idea to do Creep and he would sing. He sings like crap but whatever practice was practice. Anyway a week later the landlord gives me a ring and says we can't practice there any more cos he needs the room. I was speaking with his daughter and it works out we lost our free practice room because of the awful noise he was making doing the high bit at the end of the song.
01-29-2007, 07:39 PM
theres this one dude i used to jam with that NEVER HAS HIS GUITAR! after a while i just stoped talking to him cuz he always uses MY guitar, so i dont even play, and now hes been showing up at my other jams and practices. i think the last time i actulay jammed was about 3 months ago cuz this dude PLAYS MY GUITAR!
01-30-2007, 12:37 AM
99% of the time when I play with a drummer. Most of them're ADHD fags.
01-30-2007, 02:24 AM
This guy brought his acoustic when he knew we were all gonna be playing loud as, so he's like "Hey, can I use your guitar since your not playing the solo to Smells Like Teen Spirit." We don't even get up to the solo and everyone is playing Playstation and eating.
01-31-2007, 05:11 PM
my old band had a problem with just letting inferior riffs die.
i'm of the mind that we will NEVER run out of music and riffs and ideas and so on... but with my old band, the following would frequently happen: one member would come up with a riff. sometimes it was an odd riff, sometimes just a regular one. When the music was presented to the band, either one member would want to change it, or one member would not be able to master the feel of it. Point being... it wouldn't work with the band.
Being that we were all a bit proud, we'd agree to go home and work on it and try it next time. The riff would still not work at the next practice and that's where the trouble would start. I would always say "well... it's just a riff. there's millions of riffs. let's use a different one." Someone else would say "no... i really think this part will be awesome if we nail it." Someone else would start trying to explain the theory behind the riff, and then we'd end up playing it over and over and over, and by the time anybody got the thing down pat, we all hated the riff and were mad with each other.
It seems to me that if we had just said "well, that one's not working today. maybe it'll come back later, but for now, let's try a different riff, and then write another song," then we'd all be much happier today. i'm all for furthering one's skill as a musician, but some stuff doesn't come overnight, and it seems ridiculous to be inserting parts into songs that not everyone is comfortable playing... with time, it'll all come.
01-31-2007, 06:09 PM
when I bring my '92 Kramer to practice so my lead guitarist could play a solo i wrote (his guiitar only has 20 frets). It has a floyd rose origional and i had it set up perfectly so i could bend up about 2 1/2 steps and not break a string. I had done it many times over and over without breaking a string, and somehow he breaks 2 strings! I couldn't figure out how! Luckily, I had purposely strung it backwards, so i gave the string slack and put it back in the bridge. I then put away my guitar and haven't brought it back to practice.
Another thing that bothers me is the fact that I am the bass player and I am the only person who can hit pinch harmonics on cue. My rhythm guitarist thinks you have to bend a string up 1 1/2 steps to hit a pinch, and the lead thinks an artificial harmonic is a pinch harmonic.
01-31-2007, 06:48 PM
and the lead thinks an artificial harmonic is a pinch harmonic.
I thought they were the same thing :sad:
01-31-2007, 09:34 PM
Oh my, I could go on for hours.
With a band i was asked to join: A few things include -
A bassist who just didn't do anything.
A drummer who had never drummed before.
A guitarist who would just stop playing and play something else, half way through a song.
The same guitarist would insist on turning his amp right up so nothing else could be heard, then playing random things he liked for hours on end while others sat there trying to get him to shut up (One time, the rest of us went home and he never noticed).
Someone's friend who I didn't even know coming in and telling us what to do.
Another band marching into the youth club, setting up and playing on time that we had paid for.
The other guitarist throwing a fit when he lost a volume war against me.
Having said this the other guitarist did at least practice, unlike the others.
People just generally not co-operating.
02-06-2007, 02:36 PM
Well, ONE of my bands is enfuriating. :)
They all have many years on their instruments, and are quite talented...
My guitarist is a pussy and gets all depressed and whiny about what we are going to and not going to do/achieve.
My drummer just slams those drums, even when I tell him to play a certain beat, and despises any sort of riff or beat that is heavy.
My bassist is a retard and tries to change every single bass part I give him.
I'm working on them though.
You're probably wondering what I play.
Vocals and rhythm guitar.
02-06-2007, 06:36 PM
There was this time when me and a couple friends were starting a band, and i for some reason wasnt able to make it to the first practice, and i got a txt msg saying i was cut!!!
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