#1
So tell me...Why is it sometimes when each member of a band is quite skilled individually sounds terrible when they come together?

Equipment sucks for the most part...but can equipment really make the entire band sound like trash


Any General ideas or reasons
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Equipment sucks for the most part...but can equipment really make the entire band sound like trash

If that's the genre they're going for.
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#4
skill =/= good

That's why
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#5
Because you guys need to work on your sound probably. In my experience this lies primarily with the lead and rythm guitars.
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#6
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skill =/= good

That's why



My thoughts exactly. Just because you can play well individually doesn't mean that you will mesh well as a band. It just takes time for a band to come together and get their sound down.
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#7
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Chemistry; equipment is never to blame!


+1

chemistry is crucial in a band sounding good. The members have to know how to and be able to work with each other musically. Members with good chemistry will be able to accentuate the qualities and positive aspects of the others skills. Often the group of exceptional players will get in the way of each other when they play. You can have all the skill in the world in a band, but if you don't have a good balance in the playing it will sound awful.
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#8
Example of a 3 piece band:

Guitarist: Ok guys lemme start (starts shredding)
Drummer: *nods and starts soloing*
Bassist doesn't wanna look like he is a total noobzor so does his best and solos his heart out.

Do you see where this could get ugly?

All may be skilled but you don't want skill to get in the way of making good music.
#9
Just because you can shread/drum like a beast/pluck the same one note till the chord changes doesn't mean you're gonna sound good together. You've gotta be able to work well with others.
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#10
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+1

chemistry is crucial in a band sounding good. The members have to know how to and be able to work with each other musically. Members with good chemistry will be able to accentuate the qualities and positive aspects of the others skills. Often the group of exceptional players will get in the way of each other when they play. You can have all the skill in the world in a band, but if you don't have a good balance in the playing it will sound awful.


Indeed!
#11
I agree with the chemistry notion. I like to think of it as having so much talent within a band that no one knows how the hell to handle it, and that it just goes to shit.
#12
I've seen bands of people who all think they're the shit... individually. So every song is just a mash up of 4 different people trying to show off at the same time. It kills me.
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#13
well if you have a cocky but awesome guitarist obviously hes going to show of. if you have two guitarist the second is going to be like 'wtf must outplay him' which confuses the drummer and bass which may go out of time, since the bass and drums are key to keeping everything in time, everything will fall apart!
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