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I Play In a Band

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Theres nothing better

    than playing in front of a crowd of people. To see people enjoying themselves, getting into the show is amazing. There's nothing like it.
    DrummerSD DrummerSD 41-45, M Feb 14

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    Nothing lets you meet more people

    and touch more lives than MUSIC, especially when you play in a band. I love seeing all the people that love my music and music in general who also think the way I do or hold the same beliefs as me. But what I love the most is seeing people who are so different come together for...
    Kafkadreams210 Kafkadreams210 16-17, M Dec 30, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 66-70, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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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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    Related Experiences

    KAIJU The whole experience of a band is something striking, you live and breathe together. You work, cry, laugh and eventually die together. My time with LA based band Kaiju was...
    thomasxoxo thomasxoxo 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I've been playing guitar since I was 12 years old, my first guitar was a cheap acoustic bought at a flea market, but it did the job, my Dad played and was good, when he was younger...
    wetsec1 wetsec1 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just love playing the guitar. am also in a band. me and my friend play electric guitar but I mostly take up the main guitar duties as he's also lead vocals. We also have another...
    dougiecampbell dougiecampbell 16-17, M Apr 12

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    So yesterday I played spin the bottle on my school band bus on the way back from a band competition. The bus ride was so fun! I was sitting with my best friend and we were talking...
    angelalhl02 angelalhl02 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I started playing the trumpet in 4th grade. After lunch the band director at the high school would pull the students who appeared to be pretty adept to music out of class and...
    als6081 als6081 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I play guitar pretty well and can sing (not too bad). My friend is a drummer, so we may start a band. We're going to call it [insert band name here]. Anybody want to join lol
    OmNimnom OmNimnom 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I don't like when people play in my hair. If you want to make a style in my hair then go right ahead. Use bobby pins, rubber bands, head bands doesn't even matter. Have fun. I don...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    IF YOU LOVE PLAYING GAMES GET PAID TO DO SO AT http://unlimitedoffers.weebly.com/ AND CLICK THE LINK AND GET A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL
    Kyle178 Kyle178 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    IF YOU LOVE PLAYING GAMES GET PAID TO DO SO AT http://unlimitedoffers.weebly.com/ AND CLICK THE LINK AND GET A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL
    Kyle178 Kyle178 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    IF YOU LOVE PLAYING GAMES GET PAID TO DO SO AT http://unlimitedoffers.weebly.com/ AND CLICK THE LINK AND GET A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL
    Kyle178 Kyle178 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    Would anyone like to play truth or dare
    jpkf79 jpkf79 31-35, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Clarinet, piano, guitar and I used to play tenorhorn in a town band :) I can also play ukelele a bit. I'd like to learn mandolin next and I've always fancied having a try on harp.
    SlushyAseSparkles SlushyAseSparkles 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    hey all, I'm a 12 year vet to playing but always looking to learn new techniques and exercises. I usually play hard rock or some sort of funky jazz. as of late I joined a death...
    mb2688 mb2688 26-30, M Apr 5

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    At my funeral I want them to play 'If I Die Young' by the band perry. Roses, burial at sea and all.
    lillolipop lillolipop 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Clarinet jokes Q: What's the definition of a nerd? A: Someone who has his or her own alto clarinet. Q: Why do clarinetists leave their cases on the dashboard? A: So they...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    kinda stretching this one. I play electric guitar and have done since I was 12. since am in a band we also gave a bass player and he really got me in learning and the bass guitar...
    dougiecampbell dougiecampbell 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    I have loved this band since their first album. I practically grew up listening to their music. Mike Hranica's lyrics are amazing and have spoken to me in so many levels. The band...
    Wapakalypse Wapakalypse 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    real bands save fans, real fans save bands. they saved me, i saved them.
    redninja456 redninja456 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    So my friends band Monday Ain't Happening have made a new song and it's now on YouTube. It's called The Distance In-Between. They're new to YouTube but fairly well known on...
    Frankiehw Frankiehw 16-17, F Apr 14

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    I just got my tickets in the mail for the summer tour and I am so excited! I love the new two set format and can't wait for another amazing night! How many other bands blend the...
    kayakgirl08 kayakgirl08 36-40, F Apr 1

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    Black Veil Brides, Motionless in White, Pierce the Veil, Bring me the Horizon, Sleeping with Sirens, Escape the Fate, Asking Alexandria, Green Day, Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out...
    SamanthaJC SamanthaJC 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I'm a guitarist and really want to be in a band I live in East Kilbride near Glasgow Scotland message me if your interested
    clueless291 clueless291 13-15, T Apr 15

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    I'm a drumme and I want to form the perfect band!! Thrash or death or rock pop! Let's have some fun :D
    Aku7879 Aku7879 22-25, M Apr 17

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    I've been playing video games for a long time. I played games since I think I was 4 or 5 years old. My very first or should I say my first two games I've played was Duck Hunt and...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I list as a favorite game Golf Solitaire which is a card variant on the classic card game of Solitaire and it has the effects of golf plays. I discovered it on Club Pogo which is a...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 16

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