#1
so i just started a band and am wondering what the hell to do. I have no idea on what to write. how to write and how to practice as a band. Your input would be greatly appreciated. Btw we are going to try and play stuff that sounds like early avenged sevenfold.

Thanks,
Tom
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#2
Give up.

No, but srsly, this is something you just have to figure out with each individual band. Just wing it, figure out what makes the best songs.
#3
idk trying to sound like avenged sevenfold isnt a good idea.


but definatly when u go to sleep listen to a different cd everytime


dont stay in one genre of listening!


and for lyrics just start of with a title and then it comes
#4
Plan, plan, plan your rehearsal times and what songs you'll be doing.

You'll just mess around otherwise. At college (I do music) we have to plan what we're doing before they even open the door into our studio.
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#5
big thing is never try to sound like anything
just write music and see what happens
thats what good bands do i mean name one famous band that was like we want to sound like them
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idk trying to sound like avenged sevenfold isnt a good idea.


but definatly when u go to sleep listen to a different cd everytime


dont stay in one genre of listening!


and for lyrics just start of with a title and then it comes


+1


Most of my best tracks come from titles, or a fictitious situation or scene, your best bet is, to just figure out which songs the band as a whole likes, cover them for a couple of weeks, then just go on to write your own stuff, Jam it out, then start throwing things into the mixing bowl...

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#7
just play

let the drummer get a beat then the bass with rythm then start strumming or something with the guitar

you can figure out lyrics as you go along

oh and by the way dont try and sound like someone else. just be you and thats pretty much it and if you like some band's style learn their songs and you'll have some idea in wat to play
#8
Thank you all, this has helped me alot. Im just gonna keep practicing riffs. I think i have something similar to writers block though cause ive been coming up with shit the last month or so. lol
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