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GruuvMetuhlr 12-12-2012 12:53 AM

In a bit of a bind
 
So basically I'm in a position where I have no musicians around to start a band with, except for a bassist in a similar position. I desperately feel that I will grow as a musician if I worked with others, however I'm quite isolated. I would do an online band, but I am short on funds and cannot afford any decent recording gear. Also, online band = no gigs, which is something that I also want to be able to do. Any advice would be helpful.

ErikLensherr 12-12-2012 12:54 AM

Buy a keytar.

whywefight 12-12-2012 12:56 AM

If you really want it, move. Or search em out. I highly doubt you are the only person that plays an instrument in your area.

GruuvMetuhlr 12-12-2012 12:56 AM

As much as I would love to, I'm quite broke to be honest.

GruuvMetuhlr 12-12-2012 12:57 AM

Ok, perhaps not the only, but the only one interested in anything relatively heavy besides the bassist.

whywefight 12-12-2012 12:58 AM

Maybe you should expand your music tastes.

GruuvMetuhlr 12-12-2012 12:59 AM

Trust me, I have a wide music taste. I'm talking about I want a decent hard rock/metal band. All anyone plays around my area is acoustic and blues.

whywefight 12-12-2012 01:00 AM

Alright, fair enough.

GruuvMetuhlr 12-12-2012 01:05 AM

By the way, I am working with the bassist to start up some jam sessions by ourselves, so I'm not 100% sure anything will come from that.

AxeToFall 12-12-2012 01:08 AM

Craigslist

due 07 12-12-2012 01:09 AM

I have an awesome idea for a fully functioning live solo project but I'm not going to share it with anyone lest I want to do it at one point. >>

ErikLensherr 12-12-2012 01:10 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by AxeToFall
Craigslist

+1

Sell you body on craigslist and use the proceeds to buy that keytar.

crazysam23_Atax 12-12-2012 01:11 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by GruuvMetuhlr
Trust me, I have a wide music taste. I'm talking about I want a decent hard rock/metal band. All anyone plays around my area is acoustic and blues.

Ok, so try this.

It costs less than $500 to get started recording. (Check here and here in the recordings forum. Talk to the regulars, if you've any questions. Most of them pop up a time or two in either the Recordings Chat Thread [aka "Llama Thread"] or if you make your own thread.) Use a virtual drum simulator (SSD4, which is a studio quality drum sim, costs $40 for the basic [aka "custom"] sets). If you can't save up at least some of that holiday cash, then you're just not doing it right.

Meet with the bassist. Write and/or practice some songs. You and him/her record stuff. Listen to your recordings and evaluate them. Look at each other and say, "We could have done this part at 1.35 [for example] better" or "We really need to hit harder at 5.75". And so on. Start writing, playing, and recording music. When you get some quality stuff, go ahead & throw it up on bandcamp or facebook or whatever.

AxeToFall 12-12-2012 01:16 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ErikLensherr
+1

Sell you body on craigslist and use the proceeds to buy that keytar.

This guy gets it

GruuvMetuhlr 12-12-2012 01:23 AM

That's actually not a bad idea^^. Thanks for the advice.

SaintsofNowhere 12-12-2012 01:32 AM

bassist or you switch to two piece. turrible two

GruuvMetuhlr 12-12-2012 01:33 AM

A two piece without a rhythm doesn't sound like a good idea.

SaintsofNowhere 12-12-2012 01:34 AM

switch to *drums.

GruuvMetuhlr 12-12-2012 01:35 AM

I actually do play drums fairly well, but then I'm stuck in a drummer+bassist setup. Then I will need all the mics to record the drums, etc.

SaintsofNowhere 12-12-2012 01:39 AM

not necessarily!





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