how much does a guitarist have to know to start a band???

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  1. Strings dnt lie

    Strings dnt lie New Member

    jst wonderin...:)
     
  2. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    I imagine knowing how to play a song should be enough.
     
  3. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    there is no limit...knowledge is limitless...but yes there should be mutual understanding between band members...thats wat is most important...
     
  4. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    anyone can form a band
    but depends that how good that band will be
     
  5. Strings dnt lie

    Strings dnt lie New Member

    is a bass guitarist kinda essential?...
     
  6. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    should have chord knowledge..
    Little bit of improvisation though originals are okay...
    Beat knowledge...
    Should know how to tune his guitar :p
    co-ordination...
    And finally practice practice practice...no matter what you play but practice with your band regularly...knowing your bandmates properly is must...suppose a guitarist misses a chord or the chord didnt work you somehow manage the situation by filling the gap ...the singer forgot the lyrics ...then at once you should backup the vocal part...always remember if there are 3 band mates 3 are playing correct and 1 is playing wrong ...it would together sound kinda awkward.but if all of them play wrong it will sound correct;) thats what my teacher used to tell me..
     
  7. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    You should know how to stand/pose holding the guitar.
    The rest, your band manager will take care ...
     
  8. wylder

    wylder New Member

    @alpha1: Reminds me of a South Park episode on boy-bands :p

    You don't have to be proficient to jam in a band but make sure everyone's at the same level when you start off. You guys need to take a call on when you are ready and confident to play a live show though.
    Jamming in a band does improve your skills immensely.
     
  9. fena

    fena New Member

    of course!!!!! why do people always ask this same question everytime???!!!! he holds the groove down and such .................... and again i feel insulted :eek:
     
  10. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    you just gotta know Cmajor,Aminor,Fmajor and Gmajor...thats it and you end up playing papa kehte hae bada naam krega...hehe
     
  11. Vader

    Vader New Member

    not really..(looking at fena)
     
  12. fena

    fena New Member

    hmm..i was just about to grab my toys and go home anyway..
     
  13. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    फेना ही लेना
     
  14. Vader

    Vader New Member

    whats the obsession with hindi dude? :p
     
  15. Vader

    Vader New Member

    Vital
    you can play without drums but not without bass
     
  16. Vader

    Vader New Member

    also all u need to start a band is a good PR...
    then it doesnt matter if all u can do play a few power chords...
    name urself blue/purple/pink day and be a hit...
     
  17. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    At least its not as great obsession as Marathi in Mumbai
     
  18. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    how about a string quartet...yo yo...
     
  19. Vader

    Vader New Member

    very true....
     
  20. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    It's an obsession only with a minority of the population luckily...the marathis.


    In before I am not allowed to land in Bombay day after.
     

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