#1
Zup!

So this is a very basic question i've got, and i'm rather sure some similar threads are posted somewhere around in this forum but i couldn't find any of them - so pls spare me "learn how to search"-comments.

Anyway, we just started this new band with some mates and, well,erm what next?
We've got all the eq. and locals, all covered. The only problem is to get a sound from it, right.. So i wonder which songs you would recommend to start playing with. We tried smells like teenspirit etc.. We are looking for some rather easy songs, since neither the guitarist nor the bassist is kick-ass
#3
try to write your own stuff, unless you are a covers band.
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#4
Yeah well, thats practically my question. How to practice in the beginning with you band? Which songs should be begin with? Some examples with tabs, pls, a few ones at least?
#5
do some blink 182 the songs are wicked easy
Gear:
Guitars/ Basses:
PRS SE singlecut w/Tremolo
Epiphone Sg
Epiphone Thunderbird

Waiting in the wings:
Squier Strat mod
(soon to start)

Amps:
Line 6 Spider JAM
Peavey Max 115 bass amp
#7
I'd recommend a standard blues jam. Walking bass line, shuffle feel, lots of room for improvisation and getting a feel for how you fit together as a group.

My band's longest blues jam went on for two and a half hours.
#9
fat lip by sum 41 or any punk songs tbh

do a couple of covers and then start making your own.
#10
Get the drummer to play a beat, any beat to start with. Then get the bassist to join in, then get the guitarist to play over that. Write some lyrics that fit the tune that's just come out, maybe structure the song into sections like maybe verse, chorus, verse, chorus, middle eight with a key change, guitar solo, verse chorus, end. And before you know it, your writing your own songs.
I'd advise you to also take a a cheap cassette recorder or something with a built in mic along with you to practices. Use this to record the practice. The quality will be crap but it'll be enough to remind you of what you did last time, where you went wrong, what works and what doesn't, and as the band progesses, you can listen back to the earlier recordings and see how much you've improved.
#11
The tape recorder is a good trick, but when I used to do it, bands thought that I was some kind of weird pervert because I would insist on recording EVERYTHING.
#12
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The tape recorder is a good trick, but when I used to do it, bands thought that I was some kind of weird pervert because I would insist on recording EVERYTHING.

Yeah, I had the same reaction, but these same guys all wanted to listen to themselves afterwards.