#1
So, I'm a punk/guitar solo orienated guitarist and I have just been asked to join the most-well-known band in my local area, The Fits, as they think that I'm a really good guitarist and they have been asking me constantly for several months ... so I finally said so I gave it alot of thought when I was asked again this morning and I thought it would be really fun to be in a band.

I have been in bands before, an acoustic band, a punk band, a metalcore band and a pop band so I can deal with egos. However, this band, is very... indie. I have never played indie in my life, except a few Oasis and Wombat songs... I joined on the condition that I could add a punk element to the songs and they reluctantly agreed but I would like to learn some indie ... So what songs, chords and scales should I learn?

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#2
Indie can be anything. What kind are we talking about here? Stuff like White Stripes, or Arctic Monkeys, or Death Cab for Cutie?
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#3
just learn all your triads on the top three strings all the way up..indie bands seem to love this stuff.
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dude, indie means nothing.
listen to their music and determine for yourself what they sound like.
Indie is not a genre.



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dude, indie means nothing.
listen to their music and determine for yourself what they sound like.
Indie is not a genre.


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#7
erm - - - the indie ... their cover list is:

Kill The Director - The Wombats
Rock and Roll Queen - The Subways
Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
Song 2 - Blur

It's stuff like this, but they have like 3 albums worth of originals ... so it will take a lot of work to add my own touch and feeling to the songs....
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#8
well, i know that Rock and Roll Queen only has 3 chords the entire song. Bb Eb Db. lol
#10
I was in a similar situation with my old band wanting to do more of an 'indie' style. Eventually I was kicked out.
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dude, indie means nothing.
listen to their music and determine for yourself what they sound like.
Indie is not a genre.



this makes me happy =]

lol


Indie can be a large number of different types of music
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#12
They're the most well known band in your area and they like you?

Take the position and use it to spring board yourself into greater aspirations.
Just add your element into the playing as much as you see fit.
#13
10 minute solo's ftw
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erm - - - the indie ... their cover list is:

Kill The Director - The Wombats
Rock and Roll Queen - The Subways
Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
Song 2 - Blur

It's stuff like this, but they have like 3 albums worth of originals ... so it will take a lot of work to add my own touch and feeling to the songs....


That set list reminds me of something that band in Nick and Nora's Infinite Indie-Cool Playlist would have played.

This is like crappy psuedo-garage alternative not really indie. Indie ranges from The Blood Brothers to American Football anyway so it's not really a genre. And if they really do proclaim themselves "Indie", then they should be open to you doing whatever the eff you want over their songs.
#15
Show these indie dudes some divebombs, pinch harmonics, and EVH style tapping. pretty soon they will let you play whatever...... and what is it with these bands and "THE" in front of their names?
#17
I think indie means independent, right?
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#19
Listen to some Minus the Bear.
There's a lot of music in the "indie" style that has impressive guitar work.
You just have to search it out.

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