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07-25-2008 10:53 AM
Wow thanks for the great responses guys. Lee, fantastic analogy on softball, I will definitely use that. I have a great (I think) singer ready to come out and audition, and I'm actually worried about sucking and blowing him out.
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07-25-2008 11:42 AM
I did set up 2 mics and record our previous practice last week. I mastered the recordings as best I could with only 2 mics, one on drums and other in middle of room... and considering that the recording quality was not the objective, the recordings were disturbingly telling. If you want to hear a couple I can link the share.... (edit) here's the share - Don't judge drums/vocals, the drummer is singing this one and the mic was too close to the speaker, and he sucks as a vocalist lol. Especially listen to the bass during the guitar solo... this was the song I asked him to "bring it" on. http://www.box.net/shared/jvsmah78k4
I don't know, people always describe from their own perspective and their view is usually a bit tainted so you could still be an asshole! Here is an easy way to find out. record practice and listen as a band. it is taking Lee's analogy a step further... if you are want to really point out the problem or see if it is really a big deal go to the game "film".
07-25-2008 12:04 PM
And he doesn't have time to practice?
07-25-2008 12:08 PM
I originally got together with the drummer in early March. We played our first show at the end of april. I know the chances of "making it" are slim to none, but at the same time, the only real ceiling you have on how far you go, is the one you believe you can't get past. While I won't be quitting my day job, I certainly want to give it my best shot (and I really don't want to do covers, because of the ceiling). I've been pushing to start doing originals, but getting resistance there also.
Seems like he won't meet me in the middle. But then again, maybe I really am the asshole guitarist that I thought I'd never become. :idk:
07-25-2008 12:19 PM
EDIT: Listened to your share file. You're right, the bass player sucks. The dummer is okay, but he didn't learn the song either. To me, if I've gotta sit down and learn the guitar licks note for note (or reasonably close to it), then everyone else had better too. Don't just play an approximation of the rhythm and hope I don't notice. Trust me, I will...grrrrr...
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07-25-2008 06:05 PM
Honest advice: Ditch them both. Start over. These guys want to stay in the garage, so leave them there. Life is too short to play with guys who aren't as committed to "the cause" as you are.
07-27-2008 09:55 AM
After listening to the share file, I agree with Germs. You should definitely ditch them both. The guitar was the only thing worth keeping in that song. If the singer works out, start with a duo. Take your time finding a drummer and bass player, and add them when you find good ones.
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