alaub1491
The Rouge Keyboardist
Join date: May 2006
565 IQ
#1
Recently i broke up with my band because my guitarist and drummer didn't agree on a genre to play. In the old band I had played bass but i am much more proficent at keyboard. I am now starting a new band with the drummer and a different more talented bassist and i was wondering wether or not i could lead the band with a keyboard playing as the guitar. I set the keyboard up on a clean guitar setting and ran a distortion pedal through it and it sounds exactly like a guitar. I am also the singer. with this arrangement do you think there is a shot at having a well rounded and good band?
Archetype00
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Join date: Jul 2006
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#3
maybe, but why not just play guitar? can you not play and sing? plus, playing chords just wont have the same effect, and soloing will be even harder, how would you bend notes? itd be cool if you put a whammy pedal with it..
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Join date: May 2005
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#4
sounds nice, but why dont just play with regular keyboard sound? Stuff like ben folds five or even Emerson Lake & Palmer
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#5
man just make shit up make your own music and if its good then it will work
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#7
Quote by alaub1491
Recently i broke up with my band because my guitarist and drummer didn't agree on a genre to play. In the old band I had played bass but i am much more proficent at keyboard. I am now starting a new band with the drummer and a different more talented bassist and i was wondering wether or not i could lead the band with a keyboard playing as the guitar. I set the keyboard up on a clean guitar setting and ran a distortion pedal through it and it sounds exactly like a guitar. I am also the singer. with this arrangement do you think there is a shot at having a well rounded and good band?


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Gin_Rummy
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#8
If it works for your band and you like it, go with it.
Pure_Morning
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#10
Quote by Archetype00
maybe, but why not just play guitar? can you not play and sing? plus, playing chords just wont have the same effect, and soloing will be even harder, how would you bend notes? itd be cool if you put a whammy pedal with it..


Pitch bender.

Maybe not the thing your going for, but I'd say check out the Dresden Dolls and KirsteenYoung. Both are Piano + Drums.
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Eyes With Pride
Join date: Jun 2004
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#12
Two words: Prog rock.

Why are you only going with a trio? Any reason you don't want a guitarist? That way you could get guitars and use the keyboards to make other sounds.
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Join date: Sep 2006
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#13
anythings possible
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