Ever thought of creating a band amongst your friends? Creating a band from scratch isn't as hard as you think it is. Below are all the essential things you'll need to create a band.
For different styles of music, you must have different types of people playing different types of instruments in your band. Popular bands around the world are usually rock bands (punk, metal, ska mainstream etc.). To make a succesful rock band, you need these people in your band: 1 or 2 Guitarists ; 1 Bassist : 1 Drummer and a singer (optional). The people in your band must all like the same style of music in order for your band to get along well and play the type of music you want. If you cant get hold of some people, try advertising in your school, in local music shops and other popular places, and ask people to sign up, later on, you can have an 'audition' to see who are the best. Once the band members have been chosen, its time to go on to getting your gear, gigging and promoting.
To begin a band, you need gear, you may be a beginner or an indermediate who already has his own guitars etc. here is a list of things that could help you gearwise:
Ibanez Rg's, Fender Mexican Strats or Squire. These are good quality guitars at a great price. To get some strong punchy sound, try a 50 watt amp, the best would be a marshall or a crate.
Squire basses, Soundgear by Ibanez, Yamaha are great basses at a superb price, for bass amps, you may only need a 30 watt amp opf the same brand or hartke, marhsall, fender bass amps.
If you would like to add some effect processors to your rig, you should try the Zoom 505 II multi-effect pedal, or if you're only getting one effect, make sure it's gona be a delay.
So you've got all the gear and the 'cool' stuff and u start to look pro, but you need a band name now. This is always a fun part, and someone else in ur band will always come up with an idea thaht's better than yours. To make sure your name isn't already taken go to www.bandreg.com and register your band. here are a few good names for different styles of rock:
Metal: Leviathan / Stryde / Pazzed away Punk, Emo: Outdated / Eat Me / Forever Is Friday Mainstream: Weather / The Rain / The Leaves
These are just random ideas that sprunginto my mind!
You got the gear, the name but you havent got a place to play. The worst thing to do is to rehearse at ur own house with parents there offering you burgers and squash, neither is it any better at a church, school hall. The best place is to rent a studio to play in, they're usualyly cheap and offer u good gear.: A nice vocal PA, a drumkit, and if it's a good studio, a few amps. These places usually cost around 8-9 $ US for an hour or so. At a studio, ur totally hassle-free.
Here you go, you've got the people. The gear, the name, and the place, now all you gotta do is practice a few more times, write some wicked songs, and you could be at ozzfest 2004! who knows?