#1
Okay, my band (which does mainly Punk and Grunge and their various sub-genres) has been a trio for awhile. But, recently, the guitarist/vocalist added his friend in as another guitarist. Now, the friend he's adding in will no doubt be helpful, seeing as we'd then be able to do songs that require two guitarists, and he is a very talented guitarist; he plays a lot of metal and shred, so Punk and Grunge should be no problem. The thing is, I don't know if he should be in or not; he'll definitely be a good addition to the band, but I also like the idea of staying a trio. Being in a trio assures that everybody has a part they have to hold down, and, in my opinion, encourages each member to really step up individually. So, what do you think I should do Pit?

Edit: Another concern of mine is that he's really into metal, mostly Metalcore, and what is usually called Screamo (I don't know if it really is Screamo or not though). I don't think he really even likes Punk that much, so I think he might start leading us away from our genre.
Last edited by herby190 at Aug 8, 2009,
#3
You should worry about writing good songs... not how many people are in the band.
#5
Duos are where it's at my friend.

You might as well add him, though.
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I'd quit and become a solo act. Then you would really have to step up! Which you seem to like.
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You should worry about writing good songs... not how many people are in the band.

This.

Unless you go too overboard. Like Slipknot or Guns N' Roses.

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I'd quit and become a solo act. Then you would really have to step up! Which you seem to like.

I'm a bass player.... I'm just saying, once you add in another guitar, the music becomes more complex, which is good, but in my opinion, it tends to make each person, especially the rhythm secion, not add in their part as much, so you see bass players just keeping straight eighth note measures going with no variation, and drummers keeping simple beats with no fills; again, that's just my opinion.
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I'm a bass player.... I'm just saying, once you add in another guitar, the music becomes more complex, which is good, but in my opinion, it tends to make each person, especially the rhythm secion, not add in their part as much, so you see bass players just keeping straight eighth note measures going with no variation, and drummers keeping simple beats with no fills; again, that's just my opinion.

I suggest you stop listening to punk if you want complexity
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#11
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I suggest you stop listening to punk if you want complexity

Punk can be complex. Just because it doesn't have TEH BRUTAALLZZZ double bass drum wankery or any cutesy melodic fills doesn't mean it can't be complex. Some of the Dead Kennedeys stuff in particular can be really complex compared to a lot of stuff out there.
Using complexity, and difficulty level as a scale to judge music with is just fucking retarded.
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Punk can be complex. Just because it doesn't have TEH BRUTAALLZZZ double bass drum wankery or any cutesy melodic fills doesn't mean it can't be complex. Some of the Dead Kennedeys stuff in particular can be really complex compared to a lot of stuff out there.
Using complexity, and difficulty level as a scale to judge music with is just fucking retarded.

Well, stereotypically, punk is just a bunch of power chord progressions. Obviously there are some more complex punk acts and I dont want to put them out in the dark becaue of all the other bands that are not very dynamic.
Also, I thought that he was complaining that the music would be too simplistic. I never said punk was bad because of the technicallities of it. I enjoy punk as much as I enjoy metal. They just have different appeals; punk is more simplistic and fun to rock out to. Metal, however, is like a black hole to me...I just keep getting sucked in deeper and deeper. I love metal
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#13
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Punk can be complex. Just because it doesn't have TEH BRUTAALLZZZ double bass drum wankery or any cutesy melodic fills doesn't mean it can't be complex. Some of the Dead Kennedeys stuff in particular can be really complex compared to a lot of stuff out there.
Using complexity, and difficulty level as a scale to judge music with is just fucking retarded.

Exactly; you can have ten instruments each playing something different, perfectly counter-pointed, but that doesn't mean that a three person band with a well written chorus isn't going to sound better.