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02-24-2008, 07:17 PM
If 3 of the band members live in one exact same town, and the last member lives an hour and a half away. How bad would that be to commute on his part, would it suck? Is it worth it to find band space in the middle?

02-24-2008, 07:21 PM
find another member

02-24-2008, 07:23 PM
yea man to hard

Ænimus Prime
02-24-2008, 07:40 PM
This belongs in Bandleading


02-24-2008, 08:35 PM
reported? i made a mistake sry...

Ænimus Prime
02-24-2008, 08:39 PM
I reported the thread so a mod can come and close it. You won't get a warning, and now you know the correct place to post and get better help.

02-24-2008, 08:40 PM
Lol, big deal, he accidentally posted in the wrong forum. Jeeze.

But, anyway I think it's too far - musicians tend to be undedicated in my experience. I've had a hard enough time organizing band practices with people living ten minutes away. Find a new member if possible.

02-24-2008, 09:30 PM
Im in the same situation with a band, except Im the guy who lives far away. Although its not an hour and a half away, its about 45 minutes. Long enough to be honest.

However, it still works out, but when you have a band practice, its for like 8 hours, not just 1 or 2.

02-24-2008, 10:28 PM
I'm also in the same situation. I'm the one who lives an hour away from the other 3. What we do is practice every weekend. We alternate between my house and the drummer and bassist's house (they're brothers). You could do something similar.

02-24-2008, 10:32 PM
holy **** im the bassist and my bro is drums...well would we transport the drums set?

02-25-2008, 02:55 AM
Yeah. It gets to be less of a big deal over time. I know drummers who move their stuff around on a weekly basis.

But I'd make the 4th guy drive to your place... Makes much more sense.

02-25-2008, 06:15 AM
You could always try and find somewhere to practice somewhere around halfway between the two towns. If you can find somewhere that also lets you store your gear there, then that'll make it a lot easier.
I was in a similar position years ago, I was the guy who lived out of town.
I solved that problem by getting a motorcycle.

02-25-2008, 12:36 PM
Congratulations, you just listed the situation of pretty much every musician living in the midwest or a rural area. An hour and a half each way once or twice a week is no big deal, just pitch in for the fella's gas money. Make sure you have enough stuff lined up for each practice to take a good 3 hours or so.

02-25-2008, 02:43 PM
This belongs in Bandleading


Isn't this the bandleading forum? :confused:

02-25-2008, 02:57 PM
Isn't this the bandleading forum? :confused:

it got moved here because it was reported ;)

02-28-2008, 01:52 PM
i'm in a 3 piece, the bassist lives in a town 1.5 hours away from my city, plus another 15 min to get to the jam spot. but he makes every jam, he's always early and he wants to jam badly.
made me feel real bad when 3 min into a jam one of my tube's in my amp crapped out!

02-28-2008, 03:21 PM
I live with my bass player and the other guitarist lives about 15 minutes outside of Boston, our drummer goes to school up at UNH in Durham, NH.

We just meet about halfway on Sundays in our hometown at one of our parents houses, it's not a big deal.

02-28-2008, 06:08 PM
hmm just wondering how do you report threads?

02-28-2008, 08:12 PM
Click the little button with the exclamation mark on it...

02-29-2008, 05:27 AM
it got moved here because it was reported ;)
Ahh, that makes a pleasant change from just closing the thread because it's in the wrong place.

Well done to the mod responsible. :golfclap: