View Poll Results: The number 1 thing that makes a band great in youre opinion

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  • deep meaning and out of this world sound, ex pink floyd

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  • doing an overall of styles, ex led zeppelin

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  • kick ass rock n roll, ex ac dc

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  • an extreamly great showman guitarist with awsome solos, ex jimi hendrix

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  • happy energetic music to dance to, ex queen??

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Thread: what makes the best band

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    what is the main thing that makes a band great

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    I think there's a lot that goes into making the 'best band', i'll split it up (im assuming this is for classic/prog bands):

    Vocalist: The vocalist has to have a deep, yet harmonic voice and the lyrics need to be almost so diverse that it catches the attention of the listener. I love hearing vocalist sing about family members or things that have happened to them i.e heartbreak, love, death, all of those really seem to catch the listener and really puts a strong emotion into the song.

    Drums: Basically, the drums need to be powerful and technical. Drum solos are always a plus, but in my opinion, it's always fun to hear the use of the bass drum. That pounding really puts a strong 'oomph' on the song and makes it even better. And if you can manage to do it double legged, than its just perfect, add a bit of talent to that, and you've got yourself a pretty legitimite drummer.

    Guitar: First off, the guitarist most certainly HAS to be talented. It's not fun listening to the band when the guitarist is one step behind the rest of them. Try to pull out a couple fascinating guitar solos too. John Petrucci is an amazing example of this. The guitar solos don't need to be fast, some of his best are the slower guitar solos, as shown here:



    Notice how he starts off slow, gets faster, than goes slow again. An absolutely phenomenal guitar solo.

    Pianist: The pianist needs to be just as skilled as the guitarist, because those two love to go together when it comes to playing. The pianist should know how to move up and down the keys fairly quickly, and should also know the effects of the piano, as well as matching skills with the drummer and guitarist. Because you never know when a solo will come when you need to match notes with them. It's impressive to see that happen with bands. When they all sync up together, it's like they're all on the same page. Absolutely crazy and amazing at the same time.

    Bassist: Now the bassist has a tougher job. A lot of prog bands have insane bassist with them. They should be able to keep the flow and beat going for the rest of the band. They should also be able to stay strong and not lose track of whats going on, especially on stage. Though, that goes for any bassist in general. It really sounds bizarre when you don't have the bassist doing the right thing. Try listening to a song with the bass, than try taking the bassist out of the equation, it honestly doesn't sound like a real band without it.

    Though, these are all just my thought on the matter, I think I brought up some good points, it's ok if you think differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by In Winter View Post
    I think there's a lot that goes into making the 'best band', i'll split it up (im assuming this is for classic/prog bands):

    Vocalist: The vocalist has to have a deep, yet harmonic voice and the lyrics need to be almost so diverse that it catches the attention of the listener. I love hearing vocalist sing about family members or things that have happened to them i.e heartbreak, love, death, all of those really seem to catch the listener and really puts a strong emotion into the song.

    Drums: Basically, the drums need to be powerful and technical. Drum solos are always a plus, but in my opinion, it's always fun to hear the use of the bass drum. That pounding really puts a strong 'oomph' on the song and makes it even better. And if you can manage to do it double legged, than its just perfect, add a bit of talent to that, and you've got yourself a pretty legitimite drummer.

    Guitar: First off, the guitarist most certainly HAS to be talented. It's not fun listening to the band when the guitarist is one step behind the rest of them. Try to pull out a couple fascinating guitar solos too. John Petrucci is an amazing example of this. The guitar solos don't need to be fast, some of his best are the slower guitar solos, as shown here:



    Notice how he starts off slow, gets faster, than goes slow again. An absolutely phenomenal guitar solo.

    Pianist: The pianist needs to be just as skilled as the guitarist, because those two love to go together when it comes to playing. The pianist should know how to move up and down the keys fairly quickly, and should also know the effects of the piano, as well as matching skills with the drummer and guitarist. Because you never know when a solo will come when you need to match notes with them. It's impressive to see that happen with bands. When they all sync up together, it's like they're all on the same page. Absolutely crazy and amazing at the same time.

    Bassist: Now the bassist has a tougher job. A lot of prog bands have insane bassist with them. They should be able to keep the flow and beat going for the rest of the band. They should also be able to stay strong and not lose track of whats going on, especially on stage. Though, that goes for any bassist in general. It really sounds bizarre when you don't have the bassist doing the right thing. Try listening to a song with the bass, than try taking the bassist out of the equation, it honestly doesn't sound like a real band without it.

    Though, these are all just my thought on the matter, I think I brought up some good points, it's ok if you think differently.
    Thanks very good to hear,But from now on it can only be one of the options in the poll and it cant be all of them, im'e just wondering what makes the best material out of the stuff i listed. Personally i think the floyd sound has taken my breath away the most

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    Well, if someone asked me what makes a good band I would tell them to look at the year 1971, and the bands Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. If u combine them, well there u have it.

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