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I Play In a Band

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Total band nerd, played flute throughout middle school and graduated top flute in 8th grade. I started my freshman year in August and found out I can't have band and there is no...
    bisexuwhale bisexuwhale 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My friends and I had the greatest idea. We where going to start a band and as soon as we got signed to a record label go on Warped Tour depending on what time of the year it was. I...
    bandlovermcr bandlovermcr 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Hello all. Me and my friends like playing community type survival games on minecraft for xbox 360. The kind where everyone kinda has a role. If you'd be interested in joining us...
    aFuzzyBlouw aFuzzyBlouw 18-21, M 51 mins ago

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    I play bass in a rock band ^.^
    Allofthemeanpeople Allofthemeanpeople 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I am the rythmic guitarist in a hard rock band called Tea Party of the Damned I do play other instruments though
    LSCouple LSCouple 26-30, F Sep 25

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    I sing and play ukulele, I'm learning keyboard. I like in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Message me if you're interested in starting a band!
    SunTheKid SunTheKid 16-17, F Sep 28

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    I've been playing for almost 3 years now, and I absolutely love it. If it was possible, I'd play all the time. I play both, electric &' acoustic. I do covers of older heavy metal...
    Skydes17 Skydes17 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I would really love to join a rock band and play guitar..but sadly,I don't have a guitar lol
    Jayla2256 Jayla2256 13-15, F Oct 12

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    The only instrument I play is the Cello though. I sing a bit but I also smoke . Maybe I should just write for a band .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Oct 12

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    So I want to start learning to play 4- string bass, I decided to go with the ibanez GSR-200 for a starter bass and I have a few questions. First off how do I read music on a bass...
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I really want to learn how to play an accordion. I play piano, drums, guitar, and bass. I could be a one man band but I'm not really good at all. I'm average on bass. Bass is my...
    strawberriful strawberriful 18-21, M Oct 1

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    Mine is KoRn and basically all other rock bands out there. Who is your favorite band or bands?
    BrokenBeyondRecognition BrokenBeyondRecognition 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    As much as I would like to make myself believe that I'm not obsessed with anything, the fact of the matter is that I am obsessed with music. I am an amateur musician myself, so...
    TheOrganicOne TheOrganicOne 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    Led Zeppelin, Kiss, K.C. And The Sunshine Band, Metallica, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, System of a Down, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Britney Spears, Lady...
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F Oct 9

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    I got into Rock in high school and ever since then my sick sense of humor has kept spitting out goofy band names like: The Yeah, Yeah, What's!?: Fast paced and confusing. The lead...
    Gr8nsaw8S Gr8nsaw8S 22-25, M Oct 11

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    The only thing I enjoy at school is going to band class and hanging out with my band friends
    bisexuallover15 bisexuallover15 13-15, F Oct 12

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    Cough syrup by young the giant or the funeral by band of horses
    Angela5398 Angela5398 16-17, F Sep 24

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    Little things by One Direction and Little Me by Little Mix. They might be stupid bands to some people but to me there my everything.
    isabelle323 isabelle323 13-15, F Sep 25

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    I wanna play guitar the way I type on a keyboard smooths and flowing.
    NeverLooseYourFlames NeverLooseYourFlames 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    DOES ANYONE WANT TO WRITE MUSIC WITH ME preferably someone around my age and in my area (NJ). We can be the best band everrr
    downer12 downer12 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    1) I'm in a traveling band 2) my middle name is Lynn 3) I'm a closeted book nerd
    cici0307 cici0307 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I will never forget the experience I had through all four years of school. Three of my years was always on side lines. One year bass drum marching was not the best thing for me...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love these bands they are really amazing
    Aepeth Aepeth 16-17, F Sep 21

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    Senses Fail!!!! I can't stop listening to them!! I've missed this band so much haha :)
    HisDaysAreNumbered HisDaysAreNumbered 18-21, M Sep 22

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    I just want to start making music. Writing songs. Finding a group of good musicians that can work with the fact I've never sung in a band before. I dream about it all the time...
    autokad7 autokad7 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    Listing to my favorite band ever kiss!!!! Psycho Circus!!!! :) favorite song!!
    zacksamazing zacksamazing 16-17, M Sep 27

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    Great band - what more can I say - under rated if you ask me.
    CoitusInterruptus CoitusInterruptus 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Bands are my life and have been for a while now. I honestly can't think about what my life would be without them. I need them to exist.
    FOBIsPerfection FOBIsPerfection 18-21, F Oct 2

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    Three great local bands in my area if there is away for you to listen too are Roar, Boxing Dei Dei and my favorite 70 times7. Gonna ask if any of their stuff on ITunes
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M Oct 5

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    One Republic, Coldplay, The Black Keys, Twenty One Pilots, Cage The Elephant, The Neighborhood, Awolnation, Bag Raiders, The xx, Vampire Weekend, alt-j, Two Door Cinema Club...
    xxrep99xx xxrep99xx 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    Passion Pit, Rush, GooGoo Dolls, of Monsters and Men. I tend to like the songs and don't really follow just one band.
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Green Day was my favorite band back in eighth grade and freshman year. Which was 2008
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 8

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