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Old 07-26-2018, 10:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Do the show and do it well. Worry more about how good you are, not what genre you want to represent.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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doesn't sound like a sell out sounds like a one off gig to raise money for your original music
I disagree. This is selling out. The question is if they're where they want to be using this. Which this should help with in the long run.

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I don’t think Metallica could do a full set of acoustic covers unless they practiced and learned them.

But then again i guess that is what session musicians and tonight show bands do
Literally have seen videos of Metallica doing this. The only person who needed the practice was Lars Ulrich. Everyone else got it on the first try.

I've also seen multiple musicians that were trained in a more traditional manner listen to a song, play their instrument for thirty seconds before having the song down pat.

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I just don't want people (future clients specially) to get a bad impression of us.
What would they get a bad impression of? That you needed the money? I have a friend who's signed to a label and does these shows all the time. He says it's considered strange for people to not do stuff like this when they're trying to make a living off of it.

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Old 07-27-2018, 03:59 AM   #13 (permalink)
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And I hate to break it to you but being in a nu metal post-grunge whatever band is already giving a bad impression.
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:29 AM   #14 (permalink)
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You'll earn money and maybe build on some contacts. That's good, even if it's not immediately going to help raising the profile of your actual band. I don't see the harm. Just don't mention your band name while doing the gig, since this is not going to be your brand of music.
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:39 AM   #15 (permalink)
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My good buddies and I are planning on making music full time with our band, while we’re still young and have the time to do so. Due to our plans, we’ve all had to make sacrifices and basically spend more money for studio time, and trying to rack up as many gigs as possible to get our name out there. Our band plays original compositions that can be categorized under the nu-metal and alternative rock genre, so there’s somewhat of an image to uphold.

Following this trail of thought, money has been tight lately with the expenses of getting some much needed recording sessions at this local studio in town. Our bassist’s girlfriend recently set us up for a gig that pays really well, and we’re only required to play for at least an hour for an event. The only problem is that it’s for this foreign affair matchmaker company, and they want us to play acoustic covers, along with other popular songs that are just not our style. Should we go for it? I don’t want us to sell out, but we badly need the cash if we wanna make this work out.
Of course you should take the gig. Get paid son.
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And I hate to break it to you but being in a nu metal post-grunge whatever band is already giving a bad impression.
lol and you know it has to be this
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Old 07-27-2018, 08:35 AM   #17 (permalink)
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It's all about experiences. Your preconceived notion of being a 'sell-out' is something that you've made up in your own mind. Playing outside of your comfort zone and doing it well is a challenge and pinning that label on it is just a mind **** way of trying to get out of it. You already know what you need to do, so do it.
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"proper" musicians can learn acoustic covers by ear

most popular songs are made with one out of a pretty small selection of chord progressions
Not to mention 4/4.
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My good buddies and I are planning on making music full time with our band, while we’re still young and have the time to do so. Due to our plans, we’ve all had to make sacrifices and basically spend more money for studio time, and trying to rack up as many gigs as possible to get our name out there. Our band plays original compositions that can be categorized under the nu-metal and alternative rock genre, so there’s somewhat of an image to uphold.

Following this trail of thought, money has been tight lately with the expenses of getting some much needed recording sessions at this local studio in town. Our bassist’s girlfriend recently set us up for a gig that pays really well, and we’re only required to play for at least an hour for an event. The only problem is that it’s for this foreign affair matchmaker company, and they want us to play acoustic covers, along with other popular songs that are just not our style. Should we go for it? I don’t want us to sell out, but we badly need the cash if we wanna make this work out.
If you're playing with the intent to make money then you've already sold out. Surely you guys have at least a couple of slow acoustic songs that you use to take a minute and get serious on your albums, right? Shouldn't be too hard to bridge the gap from that acoustic pop to other acoustic pop.
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