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I Play In a Band

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    So yesterday my band performed at CARNEGIE HALL AND IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!! My whole band can say we played and sang at Carnegie hall now and just omg I'm still in disbelief...
    Konalover0210 Konalover0210 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    though it says i'm 13-15 on my profile i'm 12 actually. I'm in band and choir and i love drawing. I do have many hobbies but for sure i love the clarinet. i played it for two years...
    band1285058 band1285058 13-15, F Mar 27

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    Band Geek- I remember being in the marching band, it was the best part of my day in high school on most days :) I played the flute all throughout high school and some in middle...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 Apr 5

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    I was a part of two different bands in high school. The first one I'd actually been a part of since middle school - I sang, played piano, and occasionally played guitar. We...
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F a week ago

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    Actually quite a few. Growing up near a city with a massive music scene it was kind of inevitable I guess. I grew up playing in them, but when I was younger they never lasted too...
    Grant0306 Grant0306 18-21, M Apr 2

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    At my school, the band geeks are kind of cool. We are not considered socially awkward, and virtually nobody bullies us. I play oboe in concert band, saxophone in jazz band, and...
    gracetheface gracetheface 13-15, F Mar 25

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    Marching band for life! True at the time when being forced to do push-ups or getting heat stroke from lack of water and passing out to the very rare (only happened once) sprinkler...
    Konalover0210 Konalover0210 16-17, F Mar 22

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    I am marching band I play alto n tenor saxophone I love band N music If there is any band nerds message me BAND NERDS R AWESOME
    Weirdgirl218 Weirdgirl218 13-15, F Apr 4

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    For all the bass players out there who feel underestimated and mocked down: We're not just bass players, we're THE bass players!! We're the soul of the band, because they feel us...
    ThelaughingSky ThelaughingSky 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    I was once contented with the acoustic guitar. Didn't really plan to play the electric one...but when I started playing I didn't want to stop. Love the effects and all. Drumming is...
    rinadrummer rinadrummer 18-21, F Apr 9

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    One of middle school band directors retired 3 years ago. That position was filled. This year, our high school band director announced his retirement along with our other middle...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Anybody want to play :) truth or Dare with me
    TheWedgieGod TheWedgieGod 13-15, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    any girls wanna play it with me?
    OrranM OrranM 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    any one want to play gta v online for Xbox 360
    pamperedben pamperedben 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    In band and my damn valves getting stuck and whatnot. So I grab the valve oil and yell, "LUBE IT UP OR IM GOIN IN DRY!" The band directors response, now that's another story..
    underageloner underageloner 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I love playing in band it gives me so many oportunitys and skills I can us... But the bully's don't see it this way... They just see a kid that is nerdy and quite... They see the...
    Ilovepickles14 Ilovepickles14 13-15, F Mar 24

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    I also play saxophone as well O: but when I am in Jazz band I usually play clarinet because there are too many saxophone players c:
    NefelibataAggression NefelibataAggression 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I tried teaching myself a few years ago but gave up on it shortly after I started. I want to learn again to have a new hobby and because I also sing and I want to play music in a...
    thewindowshopper thewindowshopper 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I have an electric guitar and punk rock is kind of all I ever play :3 I'm trying to start a band but I only have one friend helping at the moment.
    palant palant 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I play acoustic and sing! It's one of my favorite things to do. It calms me down when I am angry or nervous about something. I want to be in a band so badly!
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I am in band and I'm in love with it so much I go to a band camp in the summer!!!! An I know...everything happens at band camp, lol
    Purpleroses75 Purpleroses75 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    There was a band back in the 70's called Riot. This band hailed from Brooklyn ,New York. If you want to hear straight ahead early power metal - This is the band Hughgo recommends...
    hughgo hughgo 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I love this band so much I have no idea how to express it in words.. This sounds so cheesy but they literally saved me.. It's just their lyrics expresses exactly how I feel.. And...
    nellyisawolf nellyisawolf 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    BMTH was pretty much the first metal band I've ever listened to. One of their shirts was also my first piece of band merch. I had my first everything with them pretty much. xD Haha...
    AshLovesLink AshLovesLink 16-17, F Apr 7

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    This one time at band camp... Hahaa. Yeah, that's me. LOL.
    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 3

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    It's this summer in Dallas and can't wait to play! Finally gonna start living my dream..
    Cokodel Cokodel 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    this is my fav song from the band in this moment. i could see myself saying this. "Wh*re" I'm the girl you've been thinking about The one thing you can't live without I'm the...
    hallowedwillow hallowedwillow 26-30, F Mar 25

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    PTV, BMTH, OM&M, AA, CTE, TA, ATL, SWS, WCAR, LL, BAAO, LD, GD, Para, P!ATD, FOB, ADTR, MCR, YMAS, TWY, ND, TSSF, etc. Anyone who listens to the same bands?
    frnkfrncsc frnkfrncsc 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    The other night I was trying not to cut.. So I locked myself In a room with out stuff. (Actually I had already but I was trying not to do it any more!) I started to panic and I...
    sadgirlwitharazor1 sadgirlwitharazor1 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I realy miss this music, I grow up it. MTV was cool, and to see all these bands, it was a GREAT time be alive. As I sit hear listing to GNR I was full of hope and love,wish I...
    softailhd softailhd 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I love rock music and I want to be in a rock band:Rock on
    Nyamal Nyamal 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I grew up on Mario and Pokémon. Up until recently I have only owned Nintendo gaming systems and I played a lot of online games and I played Diablo III like crazy when it came...
    imryll imryll 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    When I was a little ...I remember going over to my cousins house and right when I got there i remember he would challenge me to play video games with him. In the beginning i would...
    NefelibataAggression NefelibataAggression 18-21, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ya, kinda sad but true. Not much of a gamer here at all, I don't play any other games but runescape really. I like the community there, and pretty much only play on weekends. I've...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 16-17, M Mar 21

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    Match Report I am in my school junior football team, what my American friends call soccer. It is for girls 16 years and younger. This time of year, we would normally be...
    yulico yulico 13-15, F Mar 23

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    I think the first time I experienced playing guitar was when I was younger and had my neighbours boyfriend give me 'a lesson', basically I think he showed me some chords and things...
    musicislife00 musicislife00 13-15, F Mar 29

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