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I Play In a Band

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jun 13, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 9 hrs 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 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 1 day ago

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    I play the banjo:D yes I play it and I am pretty good:)
    RoughRiderGirl RoughRiderGirl 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I play this on the PSP does anyone wanna play with me bc I suck
    SerpentSinger SerpentSinger 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    Has anyone played footsies with the same gender? I would love to play with a girl but I wouldn't mind with another boy. A foot is a foot lol😂
    ONEPIECE749 ONEPIECE749 18-21, M 1 hr 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 4 days ago

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    I should make a permanent residency here in this group. I am a music junkie and I am proud of it. :) Here is a list of favorite friendship songs. Friends by Michael W. Smith Not...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jun 26

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    I started playing for a club, and I've got a regional tournament in October and a national competition next summer. I can't wait
    Tgharrold99 Tgharrold99 13-15, M 8 hrs ago

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    This game is so good, it came onto beta today and OMG the graphics are amazing and the whole game play experience is great. Geek Moment lol :D
    Reecefloyd98 Reecefloyd98 13-15, M 5 hrs ago

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    I can play an ocarina a little, I have a pendant one from www.songbirdocarinas.com the triforce pendant one
    naco26withcheese naco26withcheese 13-15, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    my friend lent me his acct for awhile, n i tried it~ looks simple but its kinda fun~ i might create a new character xD or just play 1 of his characters~ hahaha =) -Fairy Tail...
    Jasmile Jasmile 22-25, F 34 mins ago

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    Ever since I was a little girl, I have always been able to sing...I was that lovely little golden haired girl with the very large blue eyes that had that magical enchanting voice...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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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 a week ago

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    Love playing drums!!! :D message me if u are in a band!!!
    murd27 murd27 13-15, M Jun 28

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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 didn't know who they were until my son had it playing in his car. Now I can sing most of their songs. Don't tell my kids.....LOL
    awkwardat50 awkwardat50 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I also make music while I'm working. I improvise. I use al my resources at my disposal and make instruments out of them. Work doesn't always have to be dismal. You can have a live...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jun 30

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    I play alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone(: teaching myself flute. I enjoy the marimba-but im not that good at it. And I want to teach myself clarinet^_^
    saxophonegal22 saxophonegal22 13-15, F Jul 8

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    I don't play drums but I usually get 98% or higher
    bela5562 bela5562 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Ever since the 6th grade I've played percussion.
    onlylogan onlylogan 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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