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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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    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 22-25, 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Foo Fighters are my favorite band.
    askmeplease askmeplease 41-45, F 16 hrs ago

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    I've been in band since 6th grade which I began playing the clarinet. now I'm a sophomore that is learning how to play the tenor sax, bass clarinet, trombone, and flute. I want to...
    coliebearr coliebearr 16-17 May 2

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    I'm in my school's wind symphony as a sophomore; huge accomplishment. I want to quit though. I'm taking AP English 3 next year and pre-ap algebra 2. I want to focus on school next...
    kloudkat kloudkat 16-17, T 1 Response May 12

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    I wanna be in a band now..i play and own 4piece drum kit (primary instrument in college percussion), and I own 2 guitars (playing for 6 years), and I write music/lyrics. I'm...
    Adrien001 Adrien001 18-21, M May 13

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    In the event that you have been thinking how to settle on a wedding function group, then this is the right beginning stage your inquiry! In the event that you are the main chief of...
    coolreception coolreception 16-17, F May 20

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    I learned playing instruments a bit late. Although I learned a little piano when I was 6 Im not really good at it but I also learned playing guitar when I was 11 which I was good...
    Macymax Macymax 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I used to play, as well as still own, a trumpet. I used to be the best in playing it, but now it's been roughly 2 and a half years since I've played it properly. I plan to move to...
    Dylanhgh Dylanhgh 16-17, M 1 Response May 4

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    I'm not a huge gamer, but I don't watch much TV and instead I prefer to play something now and then to relax a bit. I particularly like the world of the Lord of the Rings Online...
    Pi87 Pi87 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Hey guys I'm in band for middle school and we had a part of music where one guy actually fell off his chair from playing too hard!! Lol XD
    haiyore haiyore 26-30, M 1 Response May 12

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    Maybe not a band that performs in a bunch of clubs and venues, not too serious, but to just make a bunch of music and collaborate ideas. I can kinda play guitar, and sing barely...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 6 Responses May 13

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    I started playing when I was 15. I got the hang of it pretty quick and I loved it ever since. I am self taught. I don't think I am expert status but I think I so pretty okay...
    FFPower FFPower 22-25, M May 14

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    I am the librarian for my schools band.
    EmRose197 EmRose197 18-21, F May 15

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    I'm new to this marching band! I'm lovin it. I played tuba!
    kentlim00 kentlim00 13-15, M May 16

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    The Beatles, of course, was what I grew up with, and I have Beatles in my DNA. LOL! But the one group I have always loved to listen to and respect greatly for their musical ability...
    domhearted domhearted 56-60, M 1 Response May 18

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    Halo: Reach -- Today, I get to play the prequel to the original Halo; On legendary difficulty and with no marijuanas to help me concentrate. I grew up playing Halo and killing my...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M May 8

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    Anyone want to age play? I enjoy being 9 and under.
    Chickennuggets3005 Chickennuggets3005 18-21, F 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Seem to spend more time modding Skyrim then playing it
    StefMIC StefMIC 31-35, M 9 hrs ago

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    Anyone on PS3? Let's join up and play Call of duty.
    Drummer1970 Drummer1970 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Freshman year in High School. There was a gay guy who wanted to kiss me. So he and three of his female friends set it up. I was invited over for a movie night. I went because I was...
    JulianNorwhich JulianNorwhich 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    So I'm not great, but I try to have fun. NA server and I really only play norms so if you wanna new duo partner :D
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F 36 mins ago

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    Just started playing Ingress yesterday. Wow what a game. Being inexperienced really can set you up for taking hits but oh well. I love the fact that Google is the company that...
    pfuzylogic pfuzylogic 56-60, M 35 mins ago

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    Yes I have all my life and I'm in a band now :) its a great feeling, I have a Pearl Kit Beachwood colour, it's set up in the garage (which isn't sound proofd ) but the neighbours...
    carrington65 carrington65 31-35, M Apr 29

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    Get Scared is an amazing band, and their lyrics are so relatable. They were the first band that I ever became a serious fangirl of, and they are still at the top of my super long...
    JustAnotherFoolishGirl JustAnotherFoolishGirl 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    it's gonna be the best band in the world. THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD!!! EVER!
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 30

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    So many bands to keep track The Vamps , 5SOS, The Cab, The Tide, 1975,Rixton , Bastille,Krewella, Rudimental, MisterWives,Paramore and Clean Bandit just to name a few haha I love...
    ItsJustRebecca ItsJustRebecca 13-15, F 4 Responses May 3

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