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I Play In a Band

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    Ac/dc Covers

    Over the years I have generally played with another guitarist and as we have written enough material to try get the remaining members invariably that member leaves the country. It reached a point where I stopped playing guitar all together. Last year my brother in law asked...
    me69sa me69sa 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    Debut Gig

    The AC/DC cover band I wrote about in an earlier story had our debut gig lastnight. We had quite a few more people there than we were expecting, made a few mistakes here and there, but it was very well received. The venue is one typically frequented by local musicians which...
    me69sa me69sa 36-40, M May 5, 2012

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    A Jazz Band

    It's a small band, me on Clarinet for instrumental solo, A female vocalist, a bass, drums, and guitar. We play a lot of swing and some slower jazz as well, I love it; I pretty much improvise everything I play. I play the harmonies while she sings with what I see fit(and chords of...
    otter3 otter3 18-21, F Dec 31, 2010

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    The Start Of My Band, Tzar.

    As you may of guessed my name isn't Gilbert Gilbertson as I don't want to share my identity online all people mentioned in this article have had their identities covered up with pseudonyms. But anyway I'm in a band called Tzar which is pretty big in our area. It all started many...
    GilbertGilbertson GilbertGilbertson 22-25, M Aug 11, 2013

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    Recording Album

    We are finishing the recording of our first Album! Our genre is somewhere between indie rock and britpop. If you want to listen to something of us, google Ocean Lips... Feeling happy about the album
    davidlopezd davidlopezd 18-21, M Aug 3, 2013

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    Rocking For Rhinos

    My band, Aiming at Shadows, have been put on the bill for a Rhino benefit concert called Rocking for Rhinos! This is probably going to be the biggest show we have ver played! Damn its exciting! I just dont believe that in this day and age people still believe in such rubbish...
    Kornographer Kornographer 26-30, M Jul 29, 2012

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    The Stillframes

    Hey, I play guitar in a band called The Stillframes. We just finished up some new recordings in the studio, and put them up on our myspace and facebook pages. Give us a listen! :) http://www.myspace.com/thestillframes We play only music we've written and we are kind of like a...
    mistakenstrangers mistakenstrangers 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    Couldnt Be More Proud

    Last night, the band that I play in played a gig at a small comunity style byob party that we play every few months. What makes this one so different is, we had major power amp problems after our last gig, and hadn't had an oportunity to test them before this gig last night. Also...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2009

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    Finding My Band

    My wife and I were having coffee and visiting with friends after church one Sunday.  The conversation got around to learning to play instruments.  At the time, I was learning bass, and my wife was taking fiddle lessons.  Another lady had her guitar stored in the closet.  She...
    steelhead01 steelhead01 70+, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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    The New Guy

    Last night at rehearsal, we were in the process of doing a recording session, when the bass player called saying he was running late because he was waiting on someone. We have been trying to start the audition process for a second lead guitar for quite a while and had almost...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M Oct 16, 2009

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    Awesome Gig

    This past weekend, the band I'm in played a gig at the bar where I got my semi-professional start. Let me explain...this bar is known for having just older country music, and the regular patrons prefer it that way. But as I said, it's where I got my start, so it was pretty...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M Dec 11, 2009

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    Recording Is a Haroing Experience

    Picture this, if you will. You are the singer in a band, you ate also the primary writer who gives creative license on most of the arrangements, which most of the time are exactly what you had heard in your head when you wrote it. Now practice the songs for weeks and maybe even...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 20, 2009

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    Oh Crap

    I am the rhytm guitar palyer and singer for a small time local band...a pretty good one...well here's the situation, I also work in contruction full time...we have a two night gig this weekend and yesterday I smashed my left hand....my fretting hand...with a hammer!!! At this...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2009

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    Any Advice?

    this is a goal for me because i jam with my band but live to far away for us to do much (1 and a bit yrs till i cn move :-) ) but my problem is we do a lot of guns N' roses, mötley crüe, sabastian bach ect and i cn get high but cnt get that gravely sound if anyone can help...
    nobstick nobstick 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    Recovery

    This past saturday, out of all of the great experiences that I've had through out my musical career, marks the pinacle of it, and this was just a private party. False Hope, the band I play and sing in, put on a great...no...magnificent show! Not sure if I mentioned this before...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M Sep 28, 2009

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    Musical Rolloer Coaster

    I play in a band in the big middle of the USA. We have and I quote from our fans "A very unique sound.". We play a mix of country, classic rock and southern rock, and we also have about twelve original tunes which I have either written or co-written all of them. I also...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M Jul 27, 2009

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    Seven, Actually...

    Well, now I'm being very boastful, not something I particularly appreciate in my character. But I do collaborate with about 7 musical groups over the course of a month. There's my country stuff, in which I play bass and sing backup for separately a male and female vocalist with a...
    GeorgeMichaelson GeorgeMichaelson 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 28, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Black metal maybe. I'm not that skilled though. Emo/twinkly would be nice too. Cute music. But nobody I know would start a band with me. Tragic, man. But I'm planning on making my...
    truekvlt truekvlt 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    I'll start off with some background information first. Neutral Milk Hotel is an indie/fuzz-folk band from Athens, GA who made music in the late 1990s, comparable to bands such as...
    queenofcarrotflowers queenofcarrotflowers 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Yesterday was our acquaintance party. Every section was expected to have their acoustic band with a maximum of 5 members. We were just three in the band. Two were the vocalists and...
    MyGosh MyGosh 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I play piano, clarinet, oboe and just recently started percussion such as vibraphone and marimba. I have played clarinet and oboe for concert band and I played clarinet for...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I play paintball. Not the recreational kind of play. I play tournament style speedball. It's so much fun, I've put a lot of my hard earned money into it, and then my dad has put...
    Cwins165 Cwins165 13-15, M 9 hrs ago

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    I live in Danville Illinois and I'm looking to start a band I can sing and I'm learning how to play guitar. I want to be in a band that is serous about music and is willing to do...
    swssavedme13 swssavedme13 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I play guitar, bass and do vocals. I live near Baltimore, MD. I'm really inspired right now by ambient music/shoegaze/metal, etc. I currently play guitar in and write for a...
    SwampWhompa SwampWhompa 13-15, M Jul 20

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    I'm really, like really late but I finished playing Bioshock Infinite, and I was so into the story. I haven't got this into a game since the playing the Half Life Episodes. The...
    Santi0924 Santi0924 18-21, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I play quite a few piano,drums,singing,any percussion instrument, I may be missing one but anyway I like playing music
    jules13ca jules13ca 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Hi guys and gals. Help me get my band to the #1 spot in melbourne for metal Go to http://www.reverbnation.com/shutupchokeme Play some tunes, share , And I will love you forever...
    SeptembersAshes SeptembersAshes 22-25, F Jul 14

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    Hi! Help me get my band to the #1 spot on reverbnation for metal/hard rock in Melbourne. We are so close!!! Check us out, play or like some tunes I will love you forever if you...
    SeptembersAshes SeptembersAshes 22-25, F Jul 21

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    Hi! Help me get my band to the #1 spot on reverbnation for metal/hard rock in Melbourne. We are so close!!! Check us out, play or like some tunes I will love you forever if you...
    SeptembersAshes SeptembersAshes 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    The flute is a soothing instrument and very versatile. You can play it in bands and in a symphony. I've been playing it for 6 years and continue to play.
    BookWorm333 BookWorm333 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    i really want to play guitars and jam with other musicians! hoping to get a chance to built my own band!
    jimbarrybendoy jimbarrybendoy 16-17, M Jul 22

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    Train, Boston, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fleetwood Mac, Electric Six, The Flaming Lips, Counting Crows, The Click 5, The Dollyrots, Best Coast, The Black Keys, The Shins, Iron...
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I have been trying to teach myself how to play for the past 7 years and still have a long way to go before I can fulfill one of my life's goals to become part of a band. Would like...
    kchondo90 kchondo90 22-25, M Jul 18

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    I love playing with long hair, if it's really smooth and silky, I just love running my fingers through it....idk lol I'm weird....
    Daisymay77 Daisymay77 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    lets play!(: i dont really have anything better to do,message me dares and truths in the comments
    victoriaxawesome victoriaxawesome 13-15, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Love playing them. Currently into Black ops 1 again :)
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Playing Destaria factions server and trying to decide if there are a ****** or not. Im a bit of a hypocrite but its so annoying, 5th time getting betrayed while offline.
    TheGMGMaster TheGMGMaster 13-15, M 7 hrs ago

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    Animal Crossing: New Leaf has to be my all-time favourite game right now. I've been working on my town since April (I've been playing over a year, but I deleted my last town), and...
    SensitiveSelf SensitiveSelf 13-15 6 hrs ago

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    Sona was the one main I never lost hope with. AND THEY RUINED HER. Well, she looks cooler now, and the buff on her heal was needed... But the nurf for Q and ult not needed and I...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Let's play! Dirtier the better.
    Illyriaa Illyriaa 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    well, I just posted an angry post about a sona nurf. I just played a game as her. I'm not upset anymore lmao doesn't even seem like a nurf was there.
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Anyone else have it and wanna play
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 13-15, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I often dream I'm in a matching band playing the tuba and marching about- I wake up and realize i have been kicking and farting. I guess My nocturnal farts sound similar to the...
    Fartmickfart Fartmickfart 31-35, F Jul 6

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    I go to band camp in 5 days . 3rd year of playing trumpet
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F Jul 6

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    ... badly... I got one as a present from my wife last Christmas, a cheap A style model. Really impressed with the tone and the volume, it keeps up with my acoustic guitars unless...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I don't play guitar but I sing in a band. I always have problems communicating with any guitarists.
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    We eventually decided on a band name: "We Don't Care About Our Name Anymore". We disbanded after nobody cared to listen to our band.
    NickleDollar NickleDollar 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Marching band is literally my life. I'm drum major this year and honestly I could not be any happier! I can't wait to start my last year with my band family!
    kaleidoscopekay kaleidoscopekay 16-17, F Jul 17

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    I like to listen to bands alot. A day to remember ,we came as Romans,system of a down,bullet for my valentine and so on. They say what my mind speaks at time . Its better then...
    metalchick123 metalchick123 13-15, F 3 days ago

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