Poll: How far would you go?
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View poll results: How far would you go?
as far I can walk/bike w/my guitar/bass
12 22%
>5 miles
10 18%
>10 miles
14 25%
> 15 miles
19 35%
Voters: 55.
#1
I'm trying to put together a a garage band but I don't have wheels to move my drums so i was wonder how far is like a reasonable distance to go jam/practice with some 1?

The ppl i'm trying to talking to are 17-18.
Just because I play the drums doesn't mean I suck at guitar, or ams that I's iz stoopidz.


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#2
Nothing past 10 miles probably. It depends on a lot of things. Such as how dedicated your members are, how passionate they are, if they can afford it and do it on weekly basis, etc.
#3
I know I could walk ten to jam, I've done it before, 15 isn't that much more...like another hour or so walking. I think 15 can be done, but it just seems like a bit much, I vote 10.
#4
if it's a serious band, I'd be willing the travel upwards of an hour for a long practice once a week, so 40-50 miles max. Mind you, I have a car.
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#5
i plan on it being serious. I put up a flyer @ my local music shop(not guitar center) and then i hit up musician finder but I only contacted ppl 3 miles away. reading this i'm gonna push for 10 miles now.
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#7
For your age group, I'd say about 10-15 miles.

I currently drive about 17, sometimes 20, depending on whether we rehearse at our space, or if we have a "split" rehearsal where we basically go acoustic in one of our singers basements.

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#8
I go 10-15 miles for practice.
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#9
My drummer is in school about an hour and a half from the rest of us, luckily our hometown is pretty much smack-dab in the middle so we all drive about 45-60 minutes to practice every week. It's about 40 miles from Boston, bit further from the dummer's school.
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#10
haha, I drive almost 2 hours to practice.
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#11
^^
That sucks bro, all the members in my band expect the drummer have a 5 minute drive to band practice. Everyone but the drummer because we practice at this house.
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#12
i voted 10 miles although it really depends where you live.
if you live in a huge city i'd be willing to drive a lot more then if i lived in a small town,.
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#14
I go around 8 miles (~15-20min depending on traffic) to practice and we practice sporadically--sometimes 3 jams in one week, sometimes one jam in 3 months. Depends on school and such
#16
holy shiite! problem solved, i found a band with their own pro gear and studio practically right down the street xD

its seriously a fifteen minute bike ride
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#17
For real? 2 of the members in my band drive an hour and some to practice twice a week. It all depends if you're in it for keeps, I guess. If you think you've got the perfect guys, you'll drive for hours to practice.
#19
The lead guitarist in my old band used to travel over 50 miles to come to practice, and now im in a band thats spread out like god knows what, i live about 40 miles away from 2 of members, who live 20 odd miles in the over direction from the other 2 :L

But i live up in shetland, so really you need to do this or else you cant succeed!
#20
i used to go around 10.

it depends if youre just havin a jam, or if you're really going for it.
I'd stretch to around 20 miles, but more that, and i couldn't afford to travel so much
but if I had a car I'd go further
#21
everyone lives within 5 miles of the practice spot.

I'd only be willing to drive about 15-20 minutes
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#22
I travel 30+ mins by car for band practice twice a week, about 10k's

Why? Because my band mates are awesome and we're just about to hit the road on our first tour...I would not however, go further than 10miles for a brand new band with no songs/members...

So it's kinda down to the situation...
#23
If transport isn't an issue, then a reasonable distance to travel is whatever distance you're willing to travel.
It'll probably be a different distance for everybody.