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#41
If you're in a band for a some years everyone their part in the band is sort of settled, and respect and see the advantages of it. If your bass player is the guy never says anything and just plays don't put him a leadership-position and take the few things he finds so important that he says them seriously.
#42
Quote by Zaqq
That's funny how some cool metal bands actually had good breakdowns in their songs (I noticed them in Metallica, Nightwish songs), and they were not just lame open string w**king in Drop C as modern -core bands play.

Well, you see, you used to have to have this weird thing called "talent" to be a successful metal band. My dad told me about it. Geez old people and their "talent"

And 'tallica and such are grandfathered in, so from now on my rule stands. All the good breakdowns have already been used, such as "EEE EEE EEE EEE", "DDD DDD DDD DDD", and today the ever poopular "CCC CCC CCC widdley woodley CCC CCC CCC"
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#43
Don't move in together. It can be great for a while, jammin all the time, but eventually you break up.
#44
Quote by tukk04
Well, you see, you used to have to have this weird thing called "talent" to be a successful metal band. My dad told me about it. Geez old people and their "talent"

And 'tallica and such are grandfathered in, so from now on my rule stands. All the good breakdowns have already been used, such as "EEE EEE EEE EEE", "DDD DDD DDD DDD", and today the ever poopular "CCC CCC CCC widdley woodley CCC CCC CCC"

What the hell is this?
#45
Quote by Tempoe
Don't move in together. It can be great for a while, jammin all the time, but eventually you break up.

Quote by Blackbullet
Big one, obvious one:

Dont fuck or try to fuck your band members.

I am in a band with my girlfriend, who I live with. It is excellent.

Come at me, bor
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#47
Yeah, I think "Don't be in a band with your friends" is really about making sure you're in a band with someone because of their music, not just because you're friends.

Show up to rehearsal. Thats an important one, haha. And actually be willing to play once you get there.

Get a job so you can actually afford gear. Thats important so no 1 person is buying everything, and if you all have cheap gear, you aren't going to sound good.

Lose the ego.
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#48
Quote by willT08
What the hell is this?

bit o sarcasm/joking m8.

But still, bands need to learn to use breakdowns sparingly, it's like suicide in metal songwriting, as in it's the easy way out.
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#49
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Main rule of being in a band: Don't be a cunt.

this

this rarely happens tho
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#50
-Don't name your band (your name) and friends, or anything like that. Unless you are amazingly talented or famous, you will sound like a douche.

-Be reliable for practices and shows. There's nothing more annoying than someone telling you that a show has been cancelled at the last minute for some bullshit reason.

-Be good with communication. If someone texts or messages you about something important, don't leave them hanging.

-Don't try to micromanage everything, because eventually, your band will get tired of you bossing them around.
WHOMP

Think of that next time you are not allowed to laugh.
#51
Quote by willT08
That'll be really fun when you break up/your band breaks up

"Oh shit, better not do anything ever, it might not work out"

Nah srsly, I appreciate it's not for everyone, but it's been working pretty great for us for years.

OT: Treat everyone you meet with respect. It just makes everyone's life easier and more enjoyable when people say "Oh yeah, [insert band name], they're a bunch of really great guys". You get a twatty reputation if you turn up to a gig and e.g. slag off the sound guy when you can't hear yourself.
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#52
Rules of the band I'm in. I've broke one of them so far:

-No interband sex.
-Don't bring AIDS into the band.
-Don't fart on the producers chair.
-Don't sleep with the lady who works with the label.

We keep adding more as and when necessary.
#53
Quote by jrcsgtpeppers
If you're a metal band dont say your song titles in a metal voice before every song. Nobody likes metal because its evil these days.

If you are touring with between the buried and me, be good. Sorry job for a cowboy and coheed but iv got my jazz ears on, your music is boring.

These 2 statements are incredibly pretentious and show ignorance.

Edit:
Quote by jrcsgtpeppers
by jazz ears i mean tuning your ears to listen to everything individually. you cant listen to all musci like that, otherwise yourl shoot yourself out of boredom. btbam lets me listen to any one instrument and be satisfied. i rarely listen to the whole band at once. but when i listen to lets say rhcp i listen to the whole band, unless im hooked on frusciantes guitar. i cant listen to chad smiths drumming and nothing else, or anthony's vocals alone. but with jazz and good prog metal i can just listen to blake richardson drumming and nothing else all colors long and be satisfied. its not that the musicians are any better its the way its written. or maybe im weird. when i listen to jazz i separate all the instruments in my head. when i lsiten to pop or rock i combine them all. i would get bored listening to coheeds vocals or drumming or bass alone.

And you just got even more pretentious...

OT:
Don't become a "rock star" before you actually are one (meaning before millions enjoy your music). No one likes it when you act all superior and such. Remain humble and down to earth, and more people will like you (as a person and a band).

Edit2:
Don't criticize other bands while out in the crowd (before or after the gig). No one wants to hear how you think Coheed suck because (insert reason here). You especially better not criticize the bands who are also playing that same night. Just keep your damn mouth shut and play your music already. No one likes an "Yngwie"*.


*If you don't get it, remember that Yngwie Malmsteen regularly bashed other guitar players back in the day.
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#54
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
These 2 statements are incredibly pretentious and show ignorance.

OT:
Don't become a "rock star" before you actually are one (meaning before millions enjoy your music). No one likes it when you act all superior and such. Remain humble and down to earth, and more people will like you (as a person and a band).


Well said!
#55
Quote by jrcsgtpeppers
by jazz ears i mean tuning your ears to listen to everything individually. you cant listen to all musci like that, otherwise yourl shoot yourself out of boredom. btbam lets me listen to any one instrument and be satisfied. i rarely listen to the whole band at once. but when i listen to lets say rhcp i listen to the whole band, unless im hooked on frusciantes guitar. i cant listen to chad smiths drumming and nothing else, or anthony's vocals alone. but with jazz and good prog metal i can just listen to blake richardson drumming and nothing else all colors long and be satisfied. its not that the musicians are any better its the way its written. or maybe im weird. when i listen to jazz i separate all the instruments in my head. when i lsiten to pop or rock i combine them all. i would get bored listening to coheeds vocals or drumming or bass alone.

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#56
what even is a breakdown? like, is it a noise section? there should be more of those.
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#57
Quote by Hereiwas
what even is a breakdown? like, is it a noise section? there should be more of those.

This is a good example of breakdowns.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDTGpzaGOts

Here how they're basically a simplistic rhythm section? Yeah, apparently, they're "br00tal", man. I don't mind the idea of breakdowns, but a lot of Metalcore*/whatever-core bands just go way overboard with them.

*Not to be confused with Metallic Hardcore, which is actually what true Metalcore is.
#58
Quote by McTodd
"Oh shit, better not do anything ever, it might not work out"

Nah srsly, I appreciate it's not for everyone, but it's been working pretty great for us for years.



your band is my favourite thing on bandcamp.
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#59
Don't form a prog metal band. You'll never find members who can play it, or anything aside from 4/4 for that matter. I know from experience.

And don't form a metalcore band, because then you'll just sound like a douchebag no matter what you do.
#60
No drinks (we had booze) by the studio amps...

"We broke that rule, well, I didn't, but this guy did; one of us footed the repair bill, I paid for the room." -- It was nuts.

It looked like we got high/drunk and trashed the place.
They gave us the bill but didn't ban us, that was very cool, also, there were people who we hung out with and stuff, like, girls with booze... On top of the pool table there in the lobby with this fit girl; I should have made out with her drunk horny ass laying on top of me but, I was also playing manager as well. LMAO.
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#61
wat.
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#62
Quote by Hereiwas
your band is my favourite thing on bandcamp.

If sarcastic, s'ok bro, s'all fun.

If not sarcastic, thank you, I'm very flattered, but there is much better stuff.
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#63
Quote by Ian_the_fox
Don't form a prog metal band. You'll never find members who can play it, or anything aside from 4/4 for that matter. I know from experience.

And don't form a metalcore band, because then you'll just sound like a douchebag no matter what you do.

or just don't form a metal band at all
#64
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#65
Quote by McTodd
If sarcastic, s'ok bro, s'all fun.

If not sarcastic, thank you, I'm very flattered, but there is much better stuff.

there's certainly no better album art anywhere
#66
Quote by macashmack
Don't allow inferior composers to change your piece, even if they are your band mates


Although this too So much this should be taken into consideration.
#67
Quote by Tsar66
or just don't form a metal band at all

Go screw yourself in a particularly painful way...

Quote by Ian_the_fox
Don't form a prog metal band. You'll never find members who can play it, or anything aside from 4/4 for that matter. I know from experience.

This is why you form a solo prog metal project, to start off. Then, you record some basic songs and get some people to join you, if they can play at your level of skill and composition.
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#68
dat post/view ratio

Try your best to start off with originals. It will give your band a headstart on what you guys are going to sound like.

UG user JustRooster had an article about that topic a bit back. Great article.

EDIT: A metal band is actually very fun to play in. Just try to be different from everybody else (while staying in the metal genre) and you'll have a good time.
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#69
Quote by crazysam23_Atax

This is why you form a solo prog metal project, to start off. Then, you record some basic songs and get some people to join you, if they can play at your level of skill and composition.

This is why the notion of bands as anything more than a tool for live performance is useless. You can do it all by yourself if you have a computer, $50 and some time.
#70
Quote by willT08
This is why the notion of bands as anything more than a tool for live performance is useless. You can do it all by yourself if you have a computer, $50 and some time.


I wouldn't call it useless. They get to have fun on stage along with the leader and they maybe get to write some stuff too. They also get paid the same as the leader unless he's an asshole and wants more of the share.
#71
i have been playing out and semi professionaly for quite sometime now, so ill add some of the things that i have learned over my few years of experience.

first, know your role. as, if you are just hired to play guitar in the band, then play your parts, and play them well. dont offer unsolicited advice about arrangements and songwriting unless they are asked for, or you risk losing the job.

second, practice on your own damn time. when your with the band in the practice space, its time to rehearse. let me explain the difference; on your own time, work out your own parts. thats practicing. when everyone knows their parts, the band rehearsal goes much smoother. obviously there are exceptions, like when you are working on a brand new song.

if you have something bad to say about another band, make sure your in private. dont openly trash a band your playing with, you never know who will hear you. thats rude, unproffessional, and lets be honest, we have all sucked before.

no drugs or drinking during rehearsal. i am what that thinks it can be ok to have a few drinks during a show, but never ever get drunk. it is a job after all, and despite what you think, i can assure you that your playing is better when you are sober.

be in tune, and keep your gear in good working order.

after a show, promptly get your own stuff put away, and then help the drummer if he needs it. but dont socialize too much while your band mates take care of your stuff.

be respectful of the club owners and their property. beleive, i know alot of them are assholes and treat us musicians like shit, but you wont be helping anything if you are a dick back to them.

respect the sound guys wishes. i love being loud as much as the next guy, but if the sound guy tells you turn down, do it. if not, he may just purposefully ruin the bands sound.

know how to blend. dont be so much louder than the rest the band that they cant be heard. but dont be afriad to be louder for solos.

when someone gives you a compliment after the show, accept it gracefully. also, if someone insults your band, brush it off gracefully.

be very careful with your finances. dont pay for everything for the band, and dont take advantage of others in the band that are willing to finance things for the band. work out ahead of time how to split up gig money. if one person is driving everyone, give them more. if one person is paying for recording, PA, whatever, pay that person back with gig money. work it out ahead of time always.

thats all i can think of off the top of my head, if i think of more ill post. but mostly, just dont be a dick haha. and dont ever forget why you play music, and thats because you love it.
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#72
No flares indoors.


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#73
What! You know how many metallica songs ride the open e??? Lol. Breakdowns are awesome if you are good. They can't be in 4/4 or 8/8. That's lame.
#74
Have your own equipment, have your transport to practice sorted, have the right attitude to learning songs. Jesus ****, please.
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#75
Quote by JustPhil
Rules of the band I'm in. I've broke one of them so far:

-No interband sex.
-Don't bring AIDS into the band.
-Don't fart on the producers chair.
-Don't sleep with the lady who works with the label.

We keep adding more as and when necessary.


I guess you broke the one about farting on the producers chair.

Don't be a furry, please.
#76
Quote by willT08
This is why the notion of bands as anything more than a tool for live performance is useless. You can do it all by yourself if you have a computer, $50 and some time.


In some instances this may be true but, personally I like having other people that have see things from different points of view and not everyone has the time to learn every instrument required for a band. Or wants to for that matter.

I see what your saying though.

Oops..OT: Really just try and think things through. Try to avoid doing things that will end up being counter productive like: screwing bands mates or trashing rooms. Also don't smash instruments unless you have the money to buy a new one. Pretty obvious
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#77


Quote by laid-to-waste
look nigga, if you're chillin with 5 bros and 2 hos, you're gonna wanna pay attention to all of em equally. not moon over the hos forever and laugh at every shitty thing they say and just stare at them all night, like some of my mates do.
#78
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
This is why you form a solo prog metal project, to start off. Then, you record some basic songs and get some people to join you, if they can play at your level of skill and composition.
Bolded is just the problem. They're nonexistent where I live. They either suck, have giant egos, don't have suitable gear or money, stupid, or lazy.

The ones who are capable of playing my music don't have any time on their hands or are involved too much in their own project.


Quote by willT08
This is why the notion of bands as anything more than a tool for live performance is useless. You can do it all by yourself if you have a computer, $50 and some time.
Not really. More people involved = more ideas, plus more influences thrown into the mix to create a more unique sound.

Plus if you suck at drum programming like I do, it's always helpful to have a decent drummer around who knows his shit and can help you make it sound better, even if his playing is not on the actual recording.