Teenage band trying to find our sound.

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hunter.kane

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I am in a band, problem is we want to write music but we're having trouble finding our sound, We all love Sonic Youth, Alice in Chains, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Meat Puppets, AC/DC And, R.E.M. to name a few. We just need some help to find our sound, Thank you.

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I am in a band, problem is we want to write music but we're having trouble finding our sound, We all love Sonic Youth, Alice in Chains, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Meat Puppets, AC/DC And, R.E.M. to name a few. We just need some help to find our sound, Thank you.

snojones

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Keep jamming!!!! That is where unique sound will arise. Try out odd ball ideas, work at unexpected changes while you jam. Record everything a go back a decide what worked and what didn't as a group. You might be surprised how many great sounds of the past came from mistakes, or glitches. KEEP JAMMING.

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Keep jamming!!!! That is where unique sound will arise. Try out odd ball ideas, work at unexpected changes while you jam. Record everything a go back a decide what worked and what didn't as a group. You might be surprised how many great sounds of the past came from mistakes, or glitches. KEEP JAMMING.

hunter.kane

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Originally Posted by: snojones

Keep jamming!!!! That is where unique sound will arise. Try out odd ball ideas, work at unexpected changes while you jam. Record everything a go back a decide what worked and what didn't as a group. You might be surprised how many great sounds of the past came from mistakes, or glitches. KEEP JAMMING.

thanks, I'll try it.[/p]

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Originally Posted by: snojones

Keep jamming!!!! That is where unique sound will arise. Try out odd ball ideas, work at unexpected changes while you jam. Record everything a go back a decide what worked and what didn't as a group. You might be surprised how many great sounds of the past came from mistakes, or glitches. KEEP JAMMING.

thanks, I'll try it.[/p]

William MG

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Hi Hunter

a topic very near and dear to me. My perspective comes from raising a drummer from the age of 6 and encouraging and enjoying his journey through music.

I always encouraged my son to mix it up. Jam and play with as many people as possible looking for a fit. And he did. He played with all kinds of people, made up different bands with different sounds and through this process ended up meeting 3 other guys who had similar taste in music and knew what they wanted to play and most importantly, worked very well together. Coming up with ideas, bouncing them around, modifying them and finally coming up with material they wanted to play. Together they found a sound. No parent was involved.

I think if you have the right people with you, things will begin to gel and ideas come together. I've seen my son in different bands and always knew he would sort out who was good to be with and who wasn't. I mean from a contributor / collaborative perspective. He figured it out and I am sure you will as well. When you get the right people the sound will work itself out.

I wish you the absolute best in finding your sound.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

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Hi Hunter

a topic very near and dear to me. My perspective comes from raising a drummer from the age of 6 and encouraging and enjoying his journey through music.

I always encouraged my son to mix it up. Jam and play with as many people as possible looking for a fit. And he did. He played with all kinds of people, made up different bands with different sounds and through this process ended up meeting 3 other guys who had similar taste in music and knew what they wanted to play and most importantly, worked very well together. Coming up with ideas, bouncing them around, modifying them and finally coming up with material they wanted to play. Together they found a sound. No parent was involved.

I think if you have the right people with you, things will begin to gel and ideas come together. I've seen my son in different bands and always knew he would sort out who was good to be with and who wasn't. I mean from a contributor / collaborative perspective. He figured it out and I am sure you will as well. When you get the right people the sound will work itself out.

I wish you the absolute best in finding your sound.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

hunter.kane

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Joined: 10/15/19

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Originally Posted by: William

Hi Hunter

a topic very near and dear to me. My perspective comes from raising a drummer from the age of 6 and encouraging and enjoying his journey through music.

I always encouraged my son to mix it up. Jam and play with as many people as possible looking for a fit. And he did. He played with all kinds of people, made up different bands with different sounds and through this process ended up meetin 3 other guys who had similar taste in music and knew what they wanted to play and most importantly, worked very well together. Coming up with ideas, bouncing them around, modifying them and finally coming up with material they wanted to play. Together they found a sound. No parent was involved.

I think if you have the right people with you, things will begin to gel and ideas come together. I've seen my son in different bands and always knew he would sort out who was good to be with and who wasn't. I mean from a contributor / collaborative perspective. He figured it out and I am sure you will as well. When you get the right people the sound will work itself out.

I wish you the absolute best in finding your sound.

Thank you for all your help.[/p]

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Originally Posted by: William

Hi Hunter

a topic very near and dear to me. My perspective comes from raising a drummer from the age of 6 and encouraging and enjoying his journey through music.

I always encouraged my son to mix it up. Jam and play with as many people as possible looking for a fit. And he did. He played with all kinds of people, made up different bands with different sounds and through this process ended up meetin 3 other guys who had similar taste in music and knew what they wanted to play and most importantly, worked very well together. Coming up with ideas, bouncing them around, modifying them and finally coming up with material they wanted to play. Together they found a sound. No parent was involved.

I think if you have the right people with you, things will begin to gel and ideas come together. I've seen my son in different bands and always knew he would sort out who was good to be with and who wasn't. I mean from a contributor / collaborative perspective. He figured it out and I am sure you will as well. When you get the right people the sound will work itself out.

I wish you the absolute best in finding your sound.

Thank you for all your help.[/p]