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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by Lindmann, Jan 23, 2018.
Quick poll...just for the shits and giggles.
Wasn't expecting to check almost half the boxes. Current in three bands (one on bass, two on guitar), and have a solo project where I play and record everything (drum/guit/vox/etc), I do the recording/production for two of those bands when they're too low on funds to get someone who knows what they're doing to handle it, and I've occasionally created some tunes for small games we've made at work.
But it's realistically 99% for fun. I don't really make any money from music, and most of the stuff I've put out there has only been seen by a few dozen people maybe (I've played on something like 7 or 8 releases over the last 10 years or so).
One-man band, here.
Except it's taken years and years to get music together for an album because I've been so damn busy.
Sorta fall in between several choices.....
Play at home for fun, early stages of a project that started as a 1 man deal and has started progressing to having good friends fill out other "band positions" to record material I'm the primary writer of, tho the project will likely never see a stage. Closest to a "real band" I've ever been in......an it has also taken YEARS for me to arrive at this point.
Honestly I just love playing guitar, and have been inspired by it for almost my whole life. I've never taken it seriously. About 5 years ago I had the thought, "I should record something so I have something to show for all the time I've played." It has turned into a new passion for not just guitar playing, but songwriting and production.
After over a decade going through being a kid without any money, being a college student without any time, pursuing other interests, and moving to the other side of the planet, I've finally acquired some high quality gear over the last few months. So I'm starting the typical one man home studio project deal slowly. There's a lot to learn about recording and all that stuff I've never really dealt with before.
Where's the 14 year old bedroom shredder category? I'd fit right in there.
Sunlight scares me. This was the only logical choice.
Used to play in a band, these days I just play at home. Wouldn't mind being in a band again, just can't seem to find people that are into exactly the type of music I want to play anymore.
There’s no “The business I subcontract for third shift work unknowingly pays me to read and post here” option.
I used to file my taxes as a musician, and remembered this site for its reputation as an echo chamber gnats use to feel louder.
I would be a one man band if I could actually figure out what kind of music I want to write, because I listen to so many different genres that I want to play that I have no idea how to put it together, so right now I just play for fun and to learn how to play properly.
Can't vote for that, but I signed up when I started building my own guitars...
I just play and practice at home for fun. I'm not good enough to play in any live bands, got a lot of brushing up to do.
For fun/used to play in a band. Would've ticked the "one-man band" option but my bass is still being built and I'm not recording anything at the moment. It's just a fun thing for me
That's exactly my problem.
Except that I play in a band where I am the main songwriter.
It's giving me constant headaches.
I often try to combine all the music I love in a single song.
So at the end of the day I wind up having a trainwreck of an unfinished mess which is going in the trash after another couple of hours trying to salvage the poor song.
Recently I learnt to concentrate on a few keystones and to build the song around them.
I'm the "Guitarists with more money than skill" type.
and I don't have much money
I think it's interesting that only 27% actually play in a band.
I always thought playing in a band is the ultimate goal for every guitarist.
But I guess that's not what everybody strives for or has the time/ money/ the nerves for.
I may as well have half half a penny to match my talent and penis.
Ticked 3 boxes.
Was in an amateur band but quit at 18 for university and cannot see myself going back into the band scene in anything less than a 100% perfect professional situation haha.
Total gearhead who has/had gear far better than my playing skills.
Ambitious solo project ongoing in the works but I don't play/produce much at all so it's veeeery slow progress these days That said so far in 2018 I've noodled a little each day and it's feeling good. Probably played more than I did in 2017 already !
The results will definitely be skewed on sevenstring.org - the home of one man djent projects