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CrazyAce#7 01-27-2013 04:39 AM

Rules of being in a band.
 
I'd like to have a thread where people can post some do's and don'ts of being in a band.
I know there's a lot! So what can you think of.

One of mine is Don't wear your own merchandise.I knew these guys at my school that would always wear their own t-shirts and I thought it was very cheesy.

jrcsgtpeppers 01-27-2013 04:44 AM

Idk I haven't ever been in a band. I'm not very good at writing music for other people. My music is really my own music.

But I agree, wearing your own band clothes is kinda lame. I'm talking to you Bret Michaels. Motley crue kicked your ass.

If you're a metal band dont say your song titles in a metal voice before every song. Nobody likes metal because its evil these days.

If you are touring with between the buried and me, be good. Sorry job for a cowboy and coheed but iv got my jazz ears on, your music is boring.

Blackbullet 01-27-2013 04:49 AM

Big one, obvious one:

Dont fuck or try to fuck your band members.

due 07 01-27-2013 04:50 AM

everyone always says "don't start bands with yr friends" but my favorite people in the world are in a band with me and i have a blast. we're not really serious though so maybe that's it.

jrcsgtpeppers 01-27-2013 04:52 AM

I don't see how you could be in a band without friends. My friends all formed a band without me in.high school. Sucked, but they wrote one EP and all quit.

due 07 01-27-2013 04:58 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrcsgtpeppers
I don't see how you could be in a band without friends. My friends all formed a band without me in.high school. Sucked, but they wrote one EP and all quit.

i wish my friends and i could get around to recording. we have so many great ideas of ep/demo/whatever titles and we are always received really well live but sometimes i think we suck. you know when people compliment you it always seems like they're just sort of being patronizing?

Jostry 01-27-2013 05:00 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by due 07
everyone always says "don't start bands with yr friends" but my favorite people in the world are in a band with me and i have a blast. we're not really serious though so maybe that's it.


And wouldn't you eventually become friends with your band members anyways?

jrcsgtpeppers 01-27-2013 05:01 AM

All I know if they kinda got too cocky. a band with 5 best friends means you've got everyone you talk to saying your music is awesome. You think too highly of your abilities. Goes downhill from there. But when you go to record, don't get varied away, simplify everything. They added too mamy layers because they thought they could.

Joshua Garcia 01-27-2013 05:02 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by due 07
everyone always says "don't start bands with yr friends"

Huh. Never heard that before. Totally bogus.
The only band I've ever been in was with friends. Well, not that me and the drummer working with my guitar riffs while everyone else didn't really do anything or sometimes didn't even show up counts as a band anyways.

Rawshik 01-27-2013 05:10 AM

Practice your freakin' instrument.

Also, no riffswaggling.

abacus! 01-27-2013 05:12 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrcsgtpeppers

If you are touring with between the buried and me, be good. Sorry job for a cowboy and coheed but iv got my jazz ears on, your music is boring.


I was kind of nodding my head to your comment until you said Coheed wasn't good. I don't know if you were trying to be witty or what have you, but last time I checked it was BTBAM supporting Coheed, not the other way around.

█▐▌█▐▌ 01-27-2013 05:14 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by due 07
i wish my friends and i could get around to recording. we have so many great ideas of ep/demo/whatever titles and we are always received really well live but sometimes i think we suck. you know when people compliment you it always seems like they're just sort of being patronizing?

Your band has lame as fuck songs but you play them well and stuff so yeah jsyk.

MinterMan22 01-27-2013 05:15 AM

let other people cut through the mix

i was in a band with one of those attack attack looking guys who thought they were the best and as a result would play as loud as they could.. i have a quiet ass stratocaster, couldn't hear myself. left that shit.

due 07 01-27-2013 05:15 AM

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Originally Posted by █▐▌█▐▌
Your band has lame as fuck songs but you play them well and stuff so yeah jsyk.

>2013
>being mean

no just kidding, i realize it's not really yr thing. we just wanna rip off lemuria and jawbreaker and stuff but we don't really know how so we sound like green day. :[

Kueller917 01-27-2013 05:17 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by due 07
everyone always says "don't start bands with yr friends"


Strange. Only time I've ever jammed was with friends and I really enjoyed it. Wish I could've done more but they didn't really seem too interested so I just make everything myself.
Also as someone mentioned the band members will kinda become your friends anyways.

blake1221 01-27-2013 05:19 AM

Always act like you're already famous. Showing gratuity is a sign of weakness.

Telecaster7 01-27-2013 05:22 AM

Never, ever practice together. Time spent together is best spent sunbathing, writing humorous articles for Playboy or engaging in a spot of gymnologising.

LightxGrenade 01-27-2013 05:27 AM

Dont make promises you can't keep - sounds vague but it's really applicable for a TON of band related stuff

InFlamesForLife 01-27-2013 05:35 AM

-Don't be shit at your instrument

-Don't be egotistical

-Don't play Asking Alexandria-core

piratemetalhead 01-27-2013 05:46 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrcsgtpeppers
If you are touring with between the buried and me, be good. Sorry job for a cowboy and coheed but iv got my jazz ears on, your music is boring.


errr... you've got your jazz ears on for BTBAM?


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