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    Am I good enough to be in a band?

    Hey everyone! First off, I'm new here and I'm not sure if this thread belongs here. So, my apologies if it doesn't. As the title suggests, I want to know if I'm good enough to be in a band. I'm seventeen years old. I have a Greg Bennett Avion AV-6 and a Roland 15-XL amplifier.

    1. I've been playing the guitar for about 3-4 years. I've wasted a lot of time practicing all the wrong things.
    2. I know my scales - major, minor, pentatonic, blues and modes - well enough all over the fretboard.
    3. I know a bit of theory - intervals, chord construction, Neapolitan chords, modes etc.
    4. I can play solos from Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden etc but not all.
    5. I have decent ears in the sense that I have figured out a few riffs in their right keys by ear.
    6. I'm familiar with tremolo picking, economy picking, to some extent finger-picking.
    7. I have written a few riffs and a song(words only).
    8. I can only sweep up to three strings with some difficulty.

    So, my question is, am I good enough to be in a band? I mostly do legato instead of picking all the notes separately. Is that a problem? If I'm not good enough, what are some areas I should spend more time on? Please suggest. Thanks!

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    ericfan is offline Newbie
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    spend some more time on fretboard exercises..!! know your notes all across the fretboard.!! horizontally and vertically.
    and you are more than qualified for a band playing..
    i know a friend whos only into playing solos...but plays ina band..!!
    u r good to go man..!!

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    alpha1 is offline I BLUES!
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    You know even Kurt Cobain played guitar in a band.
    So you can definitely join a band ... or better still start your own.
    You donít get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.



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