Re: How to Start a Band
i think your thinking in to this a bit too much.
if it is just your mates your playing with you don't need that much organisation. it is good how your planning in advance and stuff but the main thing is that you get together and play.
as soon you find some compitent members for your band, just get together and play, before you do anything else get to know each others playing style so you can work together easily listen to eachother. that would be my main advice to you.
as soon as you get together it will probably just fit in to place as you go along.
Decide what would compliment the other dudes's styles and work towards being totally coherent with eachother.it will come naturally after that, hopefully.
and then you've got the problem of getting gigs.