#1
Just wondering, who here thinks it's okay to be in two bands (not as in jokes or side-projects, but something you're actually serious about) at the same time, and who here doesn't?

My personal view is that it's fine as long as you don't let the two interfere with each other; that being said, I'm a bass player, and we're in short supply, so I'm wanted pretty much everywhere.
#2
Perfectly fine, until one gets signed.


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#4
im in two, thinking about leaving both.

its really not my thing any more.

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I'm a bass player, and we're in short supply, so I'm wanted pretty much everywhere.

#6
Well if I'm ever in a band I'm still going to do solo stuff, I mean if the band doesn't like the song I wrote, it's still my song, I'll play it if I ever gig alone so it's not a huge deal.
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It's fine. just make sure your commitment is equal.
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#9
Meh.

It depends on preference. When I first started, word spread that I would be willing to step back and play rhythm guitar or bass, as opposed to lead, so I was offered a place in 3 bands. I took to two of the bands, and that continued for a few months.

Eventually, however, you'll lean towards one band that you want to have more involvement with, and you'll ditch the second band.

Almost always happens, but maybe it won't for you
#10
Alright, another question to ask. For those of you who write songs entirely by yourself (on Guitar Pro and such), how to you split it up? I mean, I've got tons of songs on my computer with all the instruments written, and I'm joining a band here in my new town (I moved, but still want to stay with my band in my original town), and I'm not sure if I should split them based on style, or if it would be fine to have both bands know it if it fits both styles, or what....
#11
i think its fine to be in one or more bands
i used to be in four
but now i'm in two
one i class as my 'main band', coz we've gigged and recorded a lot
and the other band i drum for them, but we havent gigged yet, but i always put my main one first, and the other band know this and are fine with it.

if you can manage all the bands, then it's fine. just dont let them all pile up and conflict.
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#12
I'd never be in 2 bands who played the same. I'd be in a punk and a metal band, or jazz and then blues.

I'm happy playing in a punk band as a drummer though.
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#13
It's perfectly fine so long as they don't mix schedule times. I'm also a bassist, and damned if I'm needed freaking everywhere. And then there's my drumming gig... different story.
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Quote by herby190
Just wondering, who here thinks it's okay to be in two bands (not as in jokes or side-projects, but something you're actually serious about) at the same time, and who here doesn't?

My personal view is that it's fine as long as you don't let the two interfere with each other; that being said, I'm a bass player, and we're in short supply, so I'm wanted pretty much everywhere.


Oddly enough i just got put in this predicament last night. I only became a bassist about...two weeks ago. Ive been playing guitar for a few years so im good enough for a newbie. Ive already joined a band with my cousin and been offered a position as a bassist in another band. We really are in short supply.
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Oddly enough i just got put in this predicament last night. I only became a bassist about...two weeks ago. Ive been playing guitar for a few years so im good enough for a newbie. Ive already joined a band with my cousin and been offered a position as a bassist in another band. We really are in short supply.


Bassists as well as drummers. Whenever I hear of people wanting to play guitar so they could be in a band I always tell them to play bass or drums. Doing such increases your odds of getting into a band about 90%.

Sorry to say it, but us guitarists are a dime a dozen.
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Oddly enough i just got put in this predicament last night. I only became a bassist about...two weeks ago. Ive been playing guitar for a few years so im good enough for a newbie. Ive already joined a band with my cousin and been offered a position as a bassist in another band. We really are in short supply.

Only been playing bass for two weeks, maybe you should take a step back and take a look/give a listen to the talent in that other band.
#17
I would say so... The way I'm thinking I'd have to do it is a band that I have but then my self as a solo act. Cause sometimes I write riffs which become fulls songs but then I show them to the band and they change it completely and rearrange the whole peice and try to add in sh!t that doesnt fit and rather than try something simple to fit along with it they try and run several different riffs underneath it or overly complex drum beats because they can...
sorry for rant...

But yah I would say 2 bands is fine, for me its splits into writing music with the band for the band and the stuff I write by myself for myself...

...as for a lack bassists... one of my old bands didnt have a bassist so we talked a friend into learning bass 2 weeks before our first show... the only music experience he had before playing bass was playing the clarinet... the show worked out well too with him... but then that band fell apart...
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Bassists as well as drummers. Whenever I hear of people wanting to play guitar so they could be in a band I always tell them to play bass or drums. Doing such increases your odds of getting into a band about 90%.

Sorry to say it, but us guitarists are a dime a dozen.

I agree that good drummers are difficult to find, and also that their are TONS of guitar players, but most of the guitarists I know, the good ones anyway, also play bass proficient or better.
I learned bass as well as guitar at the same time, or about the same, I just couldn't choose between the two.
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I'm a bass player, and we're in short supply, so I'm wanted pretty much everywhere.

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Only been playing bass for two weeks, maybe you should take a step back and take a look/give a listen to the talent in that other band.


Only been playing BASS for two weeks yeah. Been playing guitar for about five years and ive managed to transfer most of my knowledge over to bass. Its not all THAT different. I know the drummer and guitarist for this other band and theyre decent. Guitarist can hold his own and the drummer is energetic but sometimes has trouble keeping good time which is something every drummer should be able to do with ease id say.

Im giving it serious thought, mostly because i dont want to overburden myself.
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