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Where do you practice/jam with your band?    05:03 on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

fletch_1981
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Hi everyone,

I hope you don't mind me asking a very broad question, but I'm in a bit of a pickle.

When you're a little older - not old, but past abusing college/uni facilities, maybe sharing a home with a girlfriend/wife/kids, where and when do you get to practice? I live in a fairly built-up area, but I never hear people drumming in their garage or anything. And even those who can private practice at home, I don't expect they have room (or the blessing of the better half) for a guitarist, bassist and a singer to come over twice a week. Or does every drummer have to own a van and kart their kit around to rehearsal rooms?

Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question; the last time I played in a band, we were young and our drummer's parents let us use the house!

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Where do you practice/jam with your band?    11:35 on Friday, January 18, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

kajundrummer
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Alot of Bands now a days Either have music rooms in there house that is sound proof or they have a where house or studio away from residential areas so they can play all they want with out disterbing there neigbors. The new house my wife and I are building it is going to have a sound proof drum?music room on the back sind of our garage on the opposite side of the master bed room. on of my friends has there hole garage as there sound proof room and it is tricked out with recordiing equipment. Now a days you can have your own recoding studio in your own Home. Hope I answered your Question....

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Re: Where do you practice/jam with your band?    12:12 on Friday, January 18, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

fletch_1981
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Hi,

Thanks for your insight, and good luck with the build

I should have mentioned actually that I'm in the UK, and I don't know many people have room for a whole band. I actually have a home recording setup myself, just no way there's room for a drum kit as well.

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Re: Where do you practice/jam with your band?    13:43 on Friday, January 18, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

JOhnlovemusic
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If you have your own place it is really quite easy to sound proof it. You can add a false wall to a room or garage and weave the studs and insulation to sound proof it. There are a lot of books out that have basic descriptions how to do it. SInc eit is not a real wall I think you can get away without having to have a permit.

If you do not have your own place or a large enough place then look into renting space. When I lived in Los Angeles many bands rented space. Check around and see if there are places that rent to bands. IF you can't find anything nearby, then take the suggestion above and find a warehouse district and see if someone will rent you some space for a littel change once or twice a week.

JOhn

   

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