#1
I keep changing music styles every week pretty much. One day I want my band to be a blues trio the next day I want to be a prog metal trio. My drummer is ok with that but he would wish that we would pick a style of music. So is it normal to be changing the style of music you want to play like say every week?? lmao
#2
Changing style constantly, not normal. Playing many different genres, normal.
#3
That sounds like you have... AIDS! (sorry, i was just in the pit )


I think that's a little odd. There's nothing wrong with playing different types of tunes but if you change the entire music style every week, that's a little much. Are you afraid of being stuck to 1 style?
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#4
Why don't you just write music that sounds good to you instead of putting yourself in a hole. Thats the problems with bands of today, most just want to 'be a screamo band!' or 'metal band'. Whenever you want to break out of that 'mold' your fans might be like wtf? Just write whatever you want to write.
#5
What he said ^ and it's okay to change style's but not constantly , like ask your band what they want to play , try it out at first and hopefully you and your band will find your style
#6
Yes, find a compromise among your band members. See what they want to play, don't just tell them what you would like to play.
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#7
I think its healthy to do that
I myself do that alot too
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#9
I do that myself. Its completely normal I think. If its really bothering you though, maybe let the band be one 'genre' while you also keep a solo project doing something different.

But my better suggestion would be to just be yourself when it comes to writing and playing with your band. Grab elements from all of your influences and just let the ball roll. Don't worry about where you'll fit in genre-wise, carve your own path.
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I think you are worried about cliches too much. You can take the best parts
of all the styles u like and merge them...

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Quote by metal4all
That sounds like you have... AIDS! (sorry, i was just in the pit )


I think that's a little odd. There's nothing wrong with playing different types of tunes but if you change the entire music style every week, that's a little much. Are you afraid of being stuck to 1 style?

Quick grab the Pit Sterilizing Spray!


Anyways, I think it's good to have a interest in many genres. I find it helps you us many different styles and combined them to make your own. It's like having more ingredients to use to make a meal.
#12
Yea thats perfectly normal ~ yesterday i wanted to play thrash metal today i want to play accoustic pop, and tomorrow it will probably be jazz.
who cares?
however, its SUCKS if ur in a hardcore band and u want to play jazz.
unless its a jazz-hardcore band.
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Why don't you just write music that sounds good to you instead of putting yourself in a hole. Thats the problems with bands of today, most just want to 'be a screamo band!' or 'metal band'. Whenever you want to break out of that 'mold' your fans might be like wtf? Just write whatever you want to write.

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