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Completely stuck

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by rmrf, Mar 16, 2006.


  1. rmrf

    rmrf

    Mar 6, 2006
    Holiday, FL
    Our band has bass, guitar and drums. We have no singer. The problem is that we play not so good (yet :) ) to play good instrumental, but we have no vocal to play something simpler. Could you advise some bands which playing not so difficult popular instrumental. We need to start from something. Thanks.
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    That may be kind of hard to do. Most popular instrumentals usually has some elements of virtuosity. Unless, you guys write something, I'd suggest a visit to the ol' woodshed.
     
  3. pklima

    pklima

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Themes from old movies and TV shows, maybe?
     
  4. do some Shadows - "apache" is pretty good if its done well...

    The cougars did a shadows-ish version of swan lake...pretty cool if you do that one...
     
  5. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
  6. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    The Meters had some funky instrumentals that aren't too terribly difficult. George Porter is a fantastic groove player.
     
  7. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    All good suggestions, but you ain't gonna get there unless you go through the toll booth, AKA, the ol' woodshed. Remember guys, he said that they're not that good yet.
     
  8. Could you not do something like, play a popular tune, like "SUgar Pie Honey Bunch," and then just jam it out?
     
  9. pklima

    pklima

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Well, if all else proves too difficult try early Mortiis!
     
  10. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN

    You're right, but picking some challenging songs to take to the woodshed will make one a better player.

    Besides, what's more fun than playing a little Cissy Strut? ;)
     
  11. TheJimster

    TheJimster

    Feb 21, 2006
    Pensacola, FL
    Here try these band /songs"

    Easy: System Of A Down: Prison Songs
    Black Sabbath: Iron man
    Hoobastank: Crawling IN The Dark
    Metallica: Fuel (cut the solo if you wish)

    Hard: SYstem Of A Down: B.Y.O.B
    Metallica: Master of Puppets
    Slipknot: Liberate
    Disturbed: Stricken
    Slayer: Raining Blood (hey if you play Raining Blood I will come to everyone of your shows. My band is still mastering it!)
     
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Louie Louie.
     
  13. morf

    morf Banned

    Feb 17, 2006
    Try Beatles songs (Lady Madonna, Day Tripper) or Black Sabbath (Lord of this World, Into the Void)
     
  14. Check out a band called Drop Trio. They're not that popular, but they're freakin AWESOME. Nice mellow instrumental music, just bass, drums, and keyboards.
    That should give you at least some idea of what a good (and still fairly simple) instrumental song should sound like.
    **Especially check out their album "Big Dipper".
     
  15. Tequila!


    Wipeout!


    Or play some Dream Theater!!
     
  16. Have another instrument take over the vocals posistion.