#1
So my old band got back together after a year and it's going really well.
we're using all my songs that i wrote for my other band in it ( the other ones didn't like em) and we're making that work

But i have a question, and i need opinions, on this subject...

We have me on Acoustic and vocals, my one friend on electric rhythm guitar, my other friend on lead guitar, and another on bass.

We've been looking for a drummer for a really long time now and it's getting really frustrating. the one guitarist says that we dont really need a drummer but i think that it'd sound too empty.

Should i give it a shot?

We play folk rock/ punk

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If they got a deal and you weren't there would it bother you?

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If they got a deal and you weren't there would it bother you?

If the answer is yes, then your answer is also yes.


is that referring to the no drums thing?
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#4
Another much less likely solution is tell one of the guitarists to learn mandolin. The combo of bass and mandolin (with the mandolin doing "chop chords" to sub for the snare) was used in place of drums in folk music a lot.

...But I get the feeling that you aren't that folk rock. Haha.
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Another much less likely solution is tell one of the guitarists to learn mandolin. The combo of bass and mandolin (with the mandolin doing "chop chords" to sub for the snare) was used in place of drums in folk music a lot.

...But I get the feeling that you aren't that folk rock. Haha.


quite funny you mention that cuz i know how to play banjo haha
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anymore opinions?
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#7
Maybe one of the guitarists learns to play drums.
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Maybe one of the guitarists learns to play drums.


that wouldnt be a problem cept we dont have any drums....
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#9
Find a cheap drumkit online and pay for it as a band.
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Find a cheap drumkit online and pay for it as a band.


what about me or somebody else just tapping along on a bass drum?
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#11
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what about me or somebody else just tapping along on a bass drum?


If any of you own a loop pedal, it's probably worth experimenting with creating beats by tapping/slapping/hitting the acoutic guitar - you can get a pretty good percussive sound out of an acoustic. A downside would be that you'd just have the same beat going and all you could reallt do to vary it would be to stop/start it, but it'd be much better than nothing.
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#12
You could consider a Cajon'. Cheaper than a drum set, easier to learn, and sounds pretty good. Some plug in to a PA or amp.
#13
check out the south austin jug band... no drummer at most of their gigs (if not all of them). they've got a huge regional following, and they do this pretty cool thing where they swap instruments at random times in their set... sounds like you might could do something like that. just a thought.
#14
I saw a band a while ago that had no drummer, so their singer/guitarist just used a stomp box. It worked fine, because the band was already very tight and had great songs.

However, I'd recommend that one of you picks up the drums.
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I saw a band a while ago that had no drummer, so their singer/guitarist just used a stomp box. It worked fine, because the band was already very tight and had great songs.

However, I'd recommend that one of you picks up the drums.


i've thought of one of us picking up drums but nobody has the cash to buy a drumset for the hell of trying
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#16
If seen a pagan folk band use a laptop and call it the magic box. So maybe a drumcomputer and stuff?