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So, it looks like I'm in a band
« on: October 09, 2018, 08:33:08 pm »
There's a special event coming up next month, and they were looking for local bands to perform at various venues in the area. I was asked if I fancied being involved and said yes.

So, now I'm in a band.

We've already been practicing for about 6 weeks and things seem to be going in the right direction. It's a big challenge, but I'm enjoying it a lot and we have already agreed to do another performance at Christmas.

It's also quite out of my comfort zone as I tend to listen to blues and mainstream rock music, and that's what I tend to practice at home on my guitar. But in this band we are going to be rocking some heavy metal. It's not something I thought I would enjoy, but I am.

Currently we are practicing 2 evenings a week to make sure we are ready for the event. I've got a couple of videos from one of our practice sessions, but they are a bit sloppy at the moment. I might post up something up when I feel that I've got it under my fingers better.

And I'm enjoying the post-practice pint at the pub over the road too!

I'll keep you posted with more details nearer the time.

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 09:03:54 pm »
Good for you Keith. Looking forward to the Metallica covers. Rock on

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 09:18:17 pm »
Keith, I am absolutely thrilled for you.
Fantastic.
The 'playing in a band' feeling is a great one.
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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 09:25:46 pm »
That is awesome, Keith. Congratulations!
Being in a band is so rewarding and pushes your game to another level.

I get what you mean being out of your comfort zone playing metal. I experienced the same when joining a Country band. But no matter which genre you play, your playing will improve and you will find techniques Common to your more familiar genre(s).
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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 10:16:56 pm »
Wow that’s wonderful. I’ve only played with a band twice (literally just two songs) but those were one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my guitar journey. I really wish I could get myself in a band right now. Good luck! Look forward to seeing your gigs!

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 10:17:23 pm »
That's great news and I'm very happy for you, Keith.
The only way this could be better would be if you posted a video of one of the gigs :)

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 10:31:57 pm »
Good for you, Keith, wish you well and have fun.

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2018, 10:49:38 pm »
\oo/

To borrow Jesper's old sign off  ;)

Great news Keith. Funny how what you listen to and what you are enjoying playing can sometimes be poles apart (not so much in this case). Good luck and long may it continue.

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2018, 11:46:34 pm »
Rock on Keith sounds like your having a blast.

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2018, 01:27:30 am »
Hey Keith that's good news. Very happy for you. Sure will be a way to grow and flourish.

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2018, 07:02:21 am »
Amazing. Playing in a band is phenomenal experience, and you learn lots.
I'm at the moment taking an adult band course in one of the local music schools. I am pushed to learn songs and styles I would not do in my own and I'm challenging my knowledge.

Lots of fun

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2018, 08:18:44 am »
Nice one Kieth, well deserved - have fun!
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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2018, 12:08:56 pm »
Great, These guys how lucky they are having you in the band? :D

You guys have a Fb page, soundcloud or something?
What is your bandname?

About playing out of comfort zone; I always found playing it is more fun than listening to it :D
Since i no longer play guitar in the heavy metal, my vocals got "rougher" as well. Looks like you roll into this faster than you know it!

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2018, 11:48:33 pm »
Keith

Saw this and thought of you ..............

This popped up in my recommended viewing on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuqvZDDm_bk

may be useful, as you adapt to a new genre in the band. I certainly found it interesting and it gave me an insight/explanation for some Black Sabbath sounds, progressions for back in my yoof. 2b 5b ahah, eureka !

Strange as I was watching a broadcast from my Zen Buddhist channel !

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2018, 08:58:29 pm »
Hi,

Congratulations.
Is it a 'real' band or a 'wannabe' band? Touche! Kidding.  :P ;D
From reading a multitude of your posts and from observing what many on this forum think of you, Keith - you deserve all the praise that comes your way.
No doubt you will nail the gig and subsequent gigs. Hopefully you will post a video of them.

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2018, 11:14:24 pm »
Cool beans! Looking forward to hearing some heavy metal tones from you and your Boss Katana. 8)

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2018, 04:25:24 pm »
Very cool!  Glad to see you taking the plunge and I can't wait to see some vids!

It's wicked fun, ain't it!

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2018, 03:20:03 am »
Very cool, Keith. Can’t wait to hear more about this. Enjoy it! I would love to be able to play in a band some day.


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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2018, 08:03:03 pm »
Wow!

Many thanks to those who have replied on this thread. You are very kind indeed.

The occasion where I will be performing with the band (or making an attempt) draws very close.

I will leave you with a little teaser to set the mood...




Rock on!

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2018, 08:20:26 pm »
Okay .... that was different. 

Go forth and rock ....

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2018, 08:21:13 pm »
Well I reckon you'll be dead good. Remember to smile and keep that grave expression from your face. Get in to the spirit of the thing.

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2018, 11:14:18 pm »
You must have hyperventilated by the end, no wonder you blacked out Keith.  ;D  Make sure you wear clean undies, smile at the nice people, remember you are Majik and have fun. Excited about this. Please a video and no more teasing.

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2018, 12:19:08 am »
Wear clean undies, Batwoman? That doesn’t sound very rock n roll

Go get ‘em, Majik!


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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2018, 01:38:50 am »
Wear clean undies, Batwoman? That doesn’t sound very rock n roll

OK, so no undies Keith.  ;)

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Re: So, it looks like I'm in a band
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2018, 07:43:43 am »
Intriguing ................ can't wait for the soundtrack  ;)
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