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Old 12-12-2012, 12:53 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:54 AM   #2
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:56 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:56 AM   #4
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As much as I would love to, I'm quite broke to be honest.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:57 AM   #5
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Ok, perhaps not the only, but the only one interested in anything relatively heavy besides the bassist.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:58 AM   #6
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Maybe you should expand your music tastes.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:59 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:00 AM   #8
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Alright, fair enough.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:05 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:08 AM   #10
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:09 AM   #11
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:10 AM   #12
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:11 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:16 AM   #14
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Sell you body on craigslist and use the proceeds to buy that keytar.

This guy gets it
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:23 AM   #15
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That's actually not a bad idea^^. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:32 AM   #16
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bassist or you switch to two piece. turrible two
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:33 AM   #17
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A two piece without a rhythm doesn't sound like a good idea.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:34 AM   #18
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switch to *drums.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:35 AM   #19
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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.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:39 AM   #20
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