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The path of a musician is often a long and difficult journey.
To succeed is very difficult, and will require a lot of effort.
A band can be made with relative ease and requires little to no effort, so here are instructions for those who don't want a difficult task.

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Step 1: Step One: Getting the Members

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To start your own band, you must first get together a group of people who own, or have access to musical instruments.
The ability to play those instruments is more of a luxury, not a necessity.
However it is recommended that at least one member should be able to play theirs.
Also make sure that each member plays a DIFFERENT instrument, so that you don't have a band of 5 guitarists. (As cool as that would be)

Step 2: Step Two: Naming the Band

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Every band needs a name right?
Your name should be very witty, and catchy. Like The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, or The Band.
You should brainstorm names with the group, find the ones you like and begin eliminating them.
Fire band members who don't agree with you.
Remember, once you find a name, research it to see if it's already taken.
You don't want to come up with AC/DC and find out some Australian guys already took it.

Fun Fact: The Beatles weren't always called The Beatles, their old band was The Quarrymen

Step 3: Step Three: Jamming/Practicing Together

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You can be a good musician all you like, that doesn't mean you work well with others.
For your first practice, you should all agree on a group of songs to learn and play together.
If you're anything like my band, it will be a horrifying failure.
But, as long as you don't break down and cry, it should be considered a success
Mr. Noack2 years ago
When you guys get famous, please remember the guy that demanded you start a band. :)

randofo2 years ago
I was with you up until Step 5. I think there is more than this... play concerts... make fliers.... cut a record... get matching haircuts... etc... I feel you can elaborate a bit more.
Swaggington (author)  randofo2 years ago
I know, it's a bit more of a joke/satire instructable, I don't expect anyone to take the last part seriously. I suppose it's a bit more of an inside joke, because me and my band make jokes about things like this (falling apart). Also, it was only supposed to be about starting the band, not really doing anything. But you're right, I could have added more to it. Thanks for the input.
I thought it was funny. I wish you pushed it farther :-)