#1
Would it be a good idea if I formed/joined a band?

The reason I'm asking, is because I'm a beginner. I don't know too much about the guitar, but I know my chords and can play a few songs... but I'm not good like many other guitarists.

But the whole idea of being in a band really intrigues me. Would it be a good idea for a beginner like me to try to get in a band? Any tips to help out people like me?
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#2
YES! absolutley, just make sure that your possible band mates know your only a beginner but it will help you get better!

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#3
Definitely! I was rubbish when I joined a band with an experienced guitarist, but he inspired me to get better and be more inventive with guitar. Now he looks up to me.
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#4
Yes it would. Playing with a drummer will help your timing, and generally playing with musicians always helps.

You will probably progress alot faster, and practicing with a band never seems like a burden, unlike practicing on your own which can occasionally get frustrating.
#6
I was in a band my first month playing, i got alot better playing with them, then after our first show they called me a "No talent douche" and kicked me out, they were friends of mine too, they got a new guy who has been playing for years, and said he was way better than me, the weird thing is... i started playing with some band geeks from school, and now, they want me to replace the new guy.
#7
absolutely! when i formed our band i wasn't too sick on the guitar as many others, but as you say, i knew my chords and some scales, and that was enough skill to start writing songs, the solos were not too great but after a while i got better and better.
the only thing you need to do is to not doubt on your skill. just practice every day on techniques you would like to know and i promise you will improve your technique after a few weeks. IT'S ALL ABOUT PRACTICE.
#8
sure if you want just dont join with douche bags that will f*** with you becouse your not the best in the world
#9
Well yeah. It's definitely a good idea if you can find people. I can't manage to do that. Why? Because I live in a really small city, and the only people I know that are musicians suck balls, and don't take it seriously.
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#10
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sure if you want just dont join with douche bags that will f*** with you becouse your not the best in the world


So it would be a good idea to treat a band like a marriage - find a group of people you can live with, and share similar interests with. Except no sex, of course... unless there's some chicks... but I doubt that.
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