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Our guitarist is into newer alternative crap like AFI and Taking Back Sunday, our drummer plays mainly jazz in our school jazz band, and I'm a classic rock/heavy metal bassist.

Is there any way we can come up with a compromise?
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Experiment?

Agreed.

Put a little bit of each into your style, and see how it works out.

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#10
Of course. Realize that no one person is going to control your bands' sound, and allow your styles to mesh.

Incidentally, I've found that drummers tend to be worthless unless they have at least a little experience in jazz. Having a jazz drummer is a good thing.

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#11
no, you're all doomed.

but seriously, it's nice to get a clash of styles sometimes. if you work well together, you might be able to fuse a couple things, and create an original sound. That or.. no one agrees on anything, and it's useless to keep them as band members for the direction you want to move towards.
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#12
Get a new guitarist, problem solved. Jazz and metal mix fairly well if you're both decent musicians. Or you can start a grindcore band with your drummer where all he does is blast beats and then you just majorly distort your bass and play random notes.
#14
Just play together, jam and such until you start to see some good sounding stuff appear. If theres absolutely no chemistry, find other bandmates. Nobody is saying that you HAVE to stick with these guys.
#15
Sometimes it helps to have different tastes in music in bands. Different opinions can create a unique sound. If you do decide to write with each other though, remember to respect each other's opinions and hear what each of you has to say.
#16
play ur own music instead of making it sound like bands u individually like?
#17
Jazz pop-punk metal? Hello, amazing

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Our guitarist is into newer alternative crap like AFI and Taking Back Sunday, our drummer plays mainly jazz in our school jazz band, and I'm a classic rock/heavy metal bassist.

Is there any way we can come up with a compromise?


I take it back, you should quit the band and let the other guys do something cool
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#18
Alot of bands have drummers with jazz training. Thats not a bad thing. Just find a new guitarist. Or, even better, experiment and create a unique sound.
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#19
It depends. Do you get along? You might not be able to agree on any cover tunes, but if you get along you could write some music you all like. Take elements from everything that each of you likes and throw it all together. You should get something good.

Yes, Justaboy, I'm completely aware that I just restated your idea in a much more drawn out fashion. Sorry. I do that sometimes.
#20
Emo Metal Jazz.
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#21
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Our guitarist is into newer alternative crap like AFI and Taking Back Sunday, our drummer plays mainly jazz in our school jazz band, and I'm a classic rock/heavy metal bassist.

Is there any way we can come up with a compromise?

dude whats wrong with afi? just because you dont like it doesnt mean its crap.


anyway to help you, you could do some awsome stuff with those genres. look at incubus, their like a mix of funk rap and metal. and they sound awsome. its good to have people with differing tastes in a band.

but you should maybe get new band members if it starts to be a problem. or just get a side project where you can get out all of your ideas that dont fit, thats what alot of bands do.
#22
Please avoid generalizations, they make you sound like a tool.

It's not bad if your guitarist is into AFI, Jade is a pretty decent guitarist.

Compromise, seriously. Like you can't find any common ground? Please.
#23
Just go ahead and mix it up.

When you mix things, it may come up with epic results.
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#24
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Please avoid generalizations, they make you sound like a tool.

It's not bad if your guitarist is into AFI, Jade is a pretty decent guitarist.

Compromise, seriously. Like you can't find any common ground? Please.

dude totally, jade is really skilled, have you seen his tribute to rockabilly? its awsome.
#28
Sounds like you could potentially become a Prog- Hardcore/ Metalcore band. Between the Buried and Me uses elements of Mainstream, Metal, and Jazz, as do a lot of bands.
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Sounds like you could potentially become a Prog- Hardcore/ Metalcore band. Between the Buried and Me uses elements of Mainstream, Metal, and Jazz, as do a lot of bands.

BTBAM FTW.
#32
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Our guitarist is into newer alternative crap like AFI and Taking Back Sunday, our drummer plays mainly jazz in our school jazz band, and I'm a classic rock/heavy metal bassist.

Is there any way we can come up with a compromise?

Start listening to Atheist. You'll know where to go from there.

Basically, use the pop dude's experience to get some good, simple, catchy song structure, use the jazz player's experience to step up the technicality a notch, and use your experience to add a rough aspect to the music.
#33
There are jazz metal bands already, like cynic, but I doubt that guitarist is gunna be able to play that kind of stuff if he just mostly plays AFI and TBS. :/
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#36
Just play music. Quit worrying about what kind of music you "like" and expand your likings past your backyard.
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#37
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BTBAM FTW.

**** YEAH! *insert BTBAM gang sign here*

Interestingly enough, Tommy Rogers went to my school.

Thought I'd share.
#38
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Oh God. C O B H C is going to fucking crucify me.

Relax. I wouldn't go that far.

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I would totally go that far.

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Interestingly enough, Tommy Rogers went to my school.

Thought I'd share.

That is awesome.
#39
Of course that you can.

My band:
Lead guitar (me) - 19 years old. Like from Blues to Heavy Metal.
Backing vocals - 24 years old. Likes blues.
Rhythm guitar & vocals - 30 years old.
Drummer - 30 years old.
Bassist - 41 years old. Likes from Rock to Nu Metal.

And we get along perfectly. Different styles create a new one. Though now we're playing covers.
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