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I Play In a Band

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I wish I had continued with the piano as a child but when it got to being a teenager I wasn't motivated by the waltzes and marches style of music. I took up the guitar and mostly...
    dpc2014 dpc2014 51-55, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Two, actually. One called The Third Wheel, where the three of us just experiment and play whatever we feel like. Although it always comes out sounding like an easy-to-play-Tool...
    xkalskiratax xkalskiratax 13-15, M Aug 31

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    Low Brass Section Leader 2014-2015. Being in band has changed my life in crazy amazing ways. The people that I've met as a result of band have grown to become a part of my family...
    Maximum1397 Maximum1397 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    Damn, if I could play an instrument or sing, I'd totally form a band haha. I'd like to form a hardcore rock/screamo band, that would be badass. It's just so heavy, it makes me...
    NegativePulse NegativePulse 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I played bass clarinet mostly in marching band throughout high school.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I play bass in a band called Bail Easy. We released our full length album The Fall in May 2013. Recently we put out our single The Choices We Make Are What Shape Us off of our...
    K20150114 K20150114 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    I've always wanted to learn to play guitar. I got 2 lessons forever ago and my teacher told me I had promise! I love to sing and met a guy at work who has been a singer in a few...
    ComplexNotComplicated1 ComplexNotComplicated1 26-30, F Aug 31

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    I've played piano since I was five, but I wanted to try something different, so I started playing alto saxophone in January, with the aim of getting into a Jazz band one day. I'm...
    TreetopTriceratops TreetopTriceratops 16-17, M Sep 2

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    I live, eat, and breath marching band. Music is my life, without it I would simply die.
    jazsag19 jazsag19 16-17, F 22 hrs ago

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    Last night I finished 'Frankensteining' this Squier Strat that my wife had gotten me for my birthday. I put a new neck-maple fretboard, custom antiqued headstock designed by...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M Aug 17

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    Have you ever role played your first time exploring your body or other first time experiences?
    ageplaymale ageplaymale 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    V2. A good reason to get your hair dyed by an proffessional is that your hair will get played with alot!
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    MARCHING BAND IS LIFE XD I love marching band! It is so amazing and my band is like my second family <3
    gabs4help gabs4help 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    With these kinds of adaptability in air journey you are able to elect to remain in your picked island for virtually any amount of days you would like. On arrival on the airport you...
    Jenipe Jenipe 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    After my younger brother died of brain cancer, I was able to reconnect with my youngest brother through the band Rush. I flew to Dallas and went to a concert with him. For three...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F Aug 23

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    So this is my only night off from band practice and I must say... Band is really fun! I've already been to 2 parties and we have our first show this Friday! HOLLA! TUBA POWER I'm...
    levans14 levans14 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    Well guys and girls! It's a official, I now have a job being a photographer of bands!! My first band is a local one wish me luck!
    SolarSkyDiver SolarSkyDiver 16-17, M Sep 1

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    I'm a senior and this is my 4th year marching and I couldn't be prouder to be in a marching band. I love my band family and I couldn't be happier with the impression we make on the...
    Rmpg96 Rmpg96 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    Ugh I don't know how to put this but here goes… My band director is an absolutely gorgeous man. He's in his late 20's (I believe), has three adorable children and has a beautiful...
    BandOverLife BandOverLife 13-15, F a week ago

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    I ******* lovee bands my fav bands r -asking Alexandria -ghost town -falling in reverse
    sssaandyy sssaandyy 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    i just love the song, and its playing right now!
    ajgamer ajgamer 13-15, M Aug 24

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    I'm a bassist. But i also can play other instruments. If anyone probably want to share something about music or stuff, feel free to say! 😉
    chuzzwels chuzzwels 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    This thought just passed my mind Nothing is impossible , i can sing and I'm practicing screamo,, soon I'm getting a guitar and i'll practice playing it Anyone's interested? Idc...
    Minju96 Minju96 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ayooo I want to write some groovy and insane riffs and play shows and record some best selling albums, who's with me!!!
    downer12 downer12 16-17, M 22 hrs ago

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    I saw them live at Riverfest in little rock Arkansas they were awesome ! Absolutely my favorite band
    oneperson93 oneperson93 18-21, M Aug 16

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    Bvb, fir, aa, paramore, cte, ptv, sws, echosmith, tdg, etc. I LOVE A LOT OF BANDS!!!!!!
    Heyitsjaayy123 Heyitsjaayy123 13-15, F Aug 18

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    I just discovered this band by watching a YouTube video that has one of their songs in it. I just bought 2 albums in iTunes and cannot stop listening! All of their songs are great...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    To those of you who would like to know tonight i've got a football game i've gotta go to (same as every Friday night from now til September). I won't be back until it is almost...
    AngelWithASecret2 AngelWithASecret2 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    is obtainable in public places. Further amenities at this 4-star resort include a complimentary kid's clubBe sure to contact the resort Business office making use of the data...
    Lyndon407mj Lyndon407mj 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Any songs to recommend from bands like Coldplay, MCR, P! ATD, Nickelback?
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17, M Aug 24

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    Who knew i would fall in love with them! They're songs are the best. They're songs are so relatable They're songs make me smile, cry, laugh, sad, happy, guilty and more. The best...
    SkilletFan01 SkilletFan01 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    On Sunday I was made the road manager for a band here in LA after taking over the spot during their show at the House of Blues.
    Ravenbrook Ravenbrook 18-21, M Aug 26

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